Rory McIlroy held off an early charge from Tiger Woods and leapt past Louis Oosthuizen to win the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
The win was McIlroy's third PGA victory this year, tied with Woods for the most on the year. McIlroy overcame his three-stroke deficit to Oosthuizen in five holes on Monday and finished the day 4-under to take the top spot on the leaderboard. Oosthuizen was par on the course for the day to finish in second place, at 19-under overall.
Woods started off the final round strong to put himself back in the hunt, but he remained three strokes back the entire day until a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole gave him a 66 on the day. He finished in third place, two strokes behind McIlroy.
Phil Mickelson also finished strongly on Monday, going 5-under for a 66 as well, vaulting himself into a tie for fourth place at 14-under overall.
Sacramento native Nick Watney faltered a bit on Monday as he shot par on the day. Watney is seeking an invitation to the 2012 Ryder Cup and could have used a stronger performance in Boston to distinguish himself from the rest of the field. Watney finished the championship tied for 20th at 6-under.
McIlroy became is now the youngest player with five PGA Tour wins since Woods, who had a few more at 15 when he was 23 years old.
The final leaderboard can be found here.
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