Rory hopes his good form will con­tinue

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

Rory McIl­roy hopes his touch is re­turn­ing in time for this month’s Ry­der Cup af­ter storm­ing to vic­tory at the Deutsche Bank Cham­pi­onship. The world No. 3 over­turned a six-shot deficit on the fi­nal day at TPC Bos­ton to win by two strokes from Paul Casey. It was the North­ern Ir­ish­man’s first PGA Tour ti­tle for 16 months and el­e­vated him to fourth in the FedExCup stand­ings. McIl­roy had been four over par af­ter the first three holes of his first round but his play af­ter­wards was out­stand­ing and the 27-year-old was par­tic­u­larly pleased with the im­prove­ments in his putting. He now hopes to main­tain the mo­men­tum through the re­main­der of the FedExCup play­offs and on to the Ry­der Cup at Hazel­tine later this month. He said: “I knew my game was in good shape, I just needed to do some­thing with the putting. I found some­thing. “I still need to keep go­ing with it, it’s def­i­nitely not the fin­ished ar­ti­cle, but it’s a big step in the right di­rec­tion. “I’m ex­cited with how my game is and what I’ve found this week, and hope­fully I can keep it go­ing for the next cou­ple of tour­na­ments, but ul­ti­mately into the Ry­der Cup and try­ing to get a fourth one of those.” McIl­roy is cur­rently third in The Euro­pean Tour Race to Dubai rank­ings.

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