Rory McIlroy of Ireland shot a four-under-par 67 to overtake third-round leader Louis Oosthuizen and hold off Tiger Woods to win the Deutsche Bank Championship during a star-studded final round Monday in Norton, Mass.
Oosthuizen, from South Africa, held a three-stroke lead over McIlroy when the round began after carding a 63 at TPC Boston on Sunday, but the 2010 British Open winner could only muster even par in the final round to finish at 19 under for the tournament, one shot behind the two-time major winner from Northern Ireland.
“I had a couple of wobbles coming in, but I obviously did enough and I'm very excited to get a victory,” McIlroy said.
Woods, who was six shots behind Oosthuizen to start Monday, shot a closing-round 66 to finish third at 18 under. The former No. 1 player in the world, who surpassed $100 million in PGA Tour earnings, never got closer to the lead than three shots.