Nike athlete Rory McIlroy began the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship six shots behind the leader before tallying a 65, including seven birdies, to claim his 12th career PGA Tour win and move one step closer to a top finish in the FedExCup Playoffs.
The 4-time major champion improved each round of the tournament (71, 67, 66, 65) and led the field in both driving distance (312.9 yards) and strokes gained (12.249).
“It’s amazing to think how I started this tournament and what was going through my mind after the first three holes. Then all of a sudden, here I am standing with the trophy four days later. It's pretty cool,” McIlroy said.
Fellow Nike athlete Paul Casey finished the tournament in second place.
MCILROY’S NIKE GOLF GEAR
Apparel: Nike Performance
Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4
Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS)
Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)
Wedges: Nike Engage 47°, 52°, 56°, 59°
Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum
NIKE GOLF'S 2016 PGA TOUR VICTORIES
Rory McIlroy – Deutsche Bank Championship
Jhonattan Vegas – RBC Canadian Open
Tony Finau – Puerto Rico Open
NIKE GOLF'S 2016 INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES
Paul Peterson – D+D REAL Czech Masters (European Tour)
Dylan Frittelli – Rolex Trophy (European Challenge Tour)
Joël Stalter – Swedish Challenge (European Challenge Tour)
Rumi Yoshiba – Nippon Ham Ladies Classic (JLPGA)
Rory McIlroy – Dubai Duty Irish Open (European PGA Tour)
Jordan Smith – Red Sea Egyptian Challenge (European Challenge Tour)
Hao-Tong Li – Volvo China Open (European PGA Tour)