Chris Kirk fired a bogey-free round of 66 on Monday at TPC Boston, winning the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship at 15 under par.
And it didn’t come without it’s share of last-minute dramatics.
On the 18th green, Kirk missed a short birdie putt that would’ve sealed the deal, opening the door for Billy Horschel who sat one shot back of the lead.
But Horschel, who entered the day in second place and had a chance to win with an eagle on the par-five final hole, launched his second shot into the rough, eventually finishing with his first bogey of the day to fall 13 under par.
Horschel ended up tied with Geoff Ogilvy for second place, a result that the Aussie used to propel himself into next week’s BMW Championship at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado.
Only the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup Standings advance to the BMW, and Ogilvy used a strong week to propel himself from 100th place all the way up to 24th and secure a position in next week’s event.
As satisfying a finish it was for Ogilvy was matched by the disappointment felt by Rory McIlroy.
The winner of two majors during the PGA season came into final round in striking distance, but a choppy up-and-down round ended any hope of contention.
McIlroy finished his round at one under par, with five birdies and four bogeys, to finish 11-under for the Championship.
Russell Henley, who led play coming into the final round, finished at one-under on the day and 13-under for the tournament.
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