A small putting tweak has McIlroy back firing on the greens and the winner of the DB Championship.
Rory McIlroy has struggled for the best part of a year with putting issues and until today hadn’t won a golf tournament since May 2015. A small tweak with his putting grip and McIlroy looks comfortable on the greens again. His final round 6-under par scored the Northern Irishman a two-stroke victory over Paul Casey.
McIlroy rises to fourth on the overall FedEx Cup standings, pushing Adam Scott down one spot who was the best of the Australians this week.
Scott matched McIlroy’s best round of the day finishing in outright fourth spot.
John Senden missed the cut this week and will take no further part in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs. Marc Leishman, Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day will all join Scott at the BMW Championship after finishing inside the top-70 on the Fed Ex Cup rankings.
Leishman in particular was lucky to make the field for the next event after a late bogey almost set him out of the top-70 but his tie for 46th place will see Leishman playing at Crooked Stick Golf Club next week.
“It’s nice to play well when you have to. I really didn’t want to miss the BMW two years in a row.” Leishman said.
“Last year, obviously with everything that went on, a rest was not the worst thing for me. But this year I feel like I’m playing well and hopefully have a good week next week and see where it can get us as far as Atlanta goes.”