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Tour Report: McIlroy pleased with another 65

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Following an second-round 65, Rory McIlroy reflects on his play in the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship with Doug Bell from SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. – Prior to the start of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy guessed that the winning score would be between 15 and 18 under.

Through two rounds at TPC Boston, McIlroy is 12 under thanks to a pair of 65s that had him atop the leaderboard midway through Saturday’s round.

Asked if he wanted to reassess his prediction, McIlroy said thanks, but no thanks.

“Now that I’m in the tournament, I just want to play as well as I can and maybe reassess things going into the last day,” McIlroy said. “But I was very happy with the two scores that I’ve got already and know that I need to go out and play just as good tomorrow to give myself a chance going into Monday.”

If he keeps playing the next two days as he’s played the first two, this might turn into the next Rory Romp.

Starting his round on the 10th hole Saturday, McIlroy birdied three of his first six holes, then eagled the par-5 18th when he rifled a 4 iron second shot to 11 feet.

He followed with another birdie, but stumbled with bogeys on the next two holes, including at the par-5 second when he came out of his 5 wood and found the water. He bounced back with consecutive birdies, however, and then rolled in a par-saving 14-1/2 foot putt on the eighth hole (his 17th).

“I got off to a nice start and sort of just kept the momentum going,” said McIlroy, the world No. 1 who entered the week ranked fourth in FedExCup points. “Everything seemed to work pretty well out there. I felt like I drove the ball a bit better today and hit more fairways, which gave me some more opportunities to make birdies, and I was putting well enough to take a few of those.”


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