NORTON, Mass. -- Rory McIlroy believes he's reached a turning point in his season, but his "Aha!" moment came well before hoisting the Deutsche Bank Championship trophy Monday afternoon.
Three days ago, McIlroy didn't look like he'd make the weekend -- and possibly even the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs -- after playing his first four holes at 4 over.
McIlroy bogeyed his second hole Friday and stumbled to a triple-bogey on his third, but he turned things around and was 4 under through his last 15 holes to get back even and within five shots of the lead.