Rory McIlroy is back!
McIlroy hadn’t won a PGA Tour event since May of last season when he won the Wells Fargo Championship, but after a spectacular round on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, he’s back in the hunt for the FedExCup. McIlroy charged up the leaderboard after starting with a six-stroke deficit, carding a 65 in his final round. The win moved McIlroy, who was ranked 38th in FedExCup points, all the way up to fourth and also moved to third ahead of Jordan Spieth in the world rankings.
McIlroy, who won the Irish Open earlier this year, has five other top five finishes on the PGA Tour this season.
Also of note, McIlroy switched putters after Nike withdrew from the club manufacturing business, going back to a Scotty Cameron putter, the same brand he used before signing with Nike. McIlroy also changed coaches from Dave Stockton, who he had worked with for several years, to Phil Kenyon who owns the Harold Swash Putting School of Excellence.
The switch appears to have paid off. McIlroy led the field in driving distance and putting average for the first time in his career this week.