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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Limerick Summary: 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship

Winner: Rory McIlroy

Around the wider world of golf: Caroline Masson got her first LPGA win at the Manulife LPGA Classic; Carlos Franco got his first Champions Tour win at the Shaw Charity Classic; Alex Noren got his sixth ET win at the Omega European Masters; Augusto Núñez got his first professional win at the Flor de Caña Open on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Dan McCarthy became the first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada player to win four times in a season at the Cape Breton Open; Zecheng Dou did likewise, winning his fourth PGA TOUR China event in one season at the Yulongwan Yunnan Open; and Nelly Korda (Jessica's little sister) won the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge for her first Symetra Tour win.

Rory McIlroy with Deutsche Bank trophy

Maybe the questions about "Whatever happened to Rory McIlroy?" will finally stop. He hasn't gone anywhere.

And it's not like he hadn't won lately. In fact, he has two wins since last November. It's just that he hadn't won on the PGA Tour recently.

That all ended Monday when Rory staged the largest final round comeback of his career and became the third-youngest player to reach 12 PGA Tour wins. And he did it in strong winds -- the Tour moved tee times up in hopes of missing the storm that was thundering up the East Coast of the US.

Seems more like Rory was thundering around TPC Boston. And that's after starting the week +4 after three holes. It's amazing how a small putting change can turn your game around so quickly!

I won't dwell on this win simply because, with a Monday finish, we just don't have much time. But I will remind you that Rory's headed to Crooked Stick this week, knowing he won the TPC Boston-Crooked Stick double just four years ago. It could happen again, you know...

But not before I give Rory his new Limerick Summary:
A bit late for majors, it’s true,
But McIlroy’s putter was due.
He drove through the wind
Then he banged the putts in—
Now the questions can stop: “Rory who?”
The photo came from the Belfast Telegraph site.

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