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McIlroy train rolls on with DB Championship win

Rory McIlory warmed up for this month's Ryder Cup in the best possible way with a one shot victory at the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

Shooting a second consecutive four-under 67 to finish on a 20-under-par 264, the young Ulsterman topped U.S. Masters runner-up Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.

"I didn't finish off the way I would have liked," McIlroy said. "But I got there in the end. I'm very happy."

McIlroy can now boast five career PGA Tour wins after his triumph at the TPC Boston, Tiger Woods finished third at 18-under par 266 which helped him surpass $100 million in PGA Tour earnings.

The 23-year-old McIlroy is now in top spot in the FedEx Cup standings, although he could have made his win here more comfortable.

A three-stroke lead with just six holes to play, McIlroy stumbled on the final holes but a vital bogey on the 17th was just enough to nudge him over the finishing line.

"That was more survival the last few holes," said McIlroy, who earned $1.4 million in prize money for the win. "It's my third victory of the year and it's great to get a victory in these playoffs."

It didn't hurt that Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, missed a vital putt on the 18th that could have forced a playoff.

"I started off a bit shaky, but I played really well (down the stretch)," said Oosthuizen, who battled through the pain of a chest injury. "I might just take a rest until Thursday."

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