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Monday 19 February 2018

Hoffman stroms to glory

Charley Hoffman had 11 birdies on his card as he blitzed the opposition with a brilliant final round 62 at TPC Boston to win the Deutsche Bank.

The mane-haired American, 33, even holed-out from a greenside bunker for birdie at 13 as he wrapped-up his second PGA Tour title on 22-under, which tied the tournament record.

Neck-and-neck with the leader for most of the day, Luke Donald fell away with a hat-trick of bogeys at 13, 14 and 15.

The Englishman tied third on 17-under with Aussies Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy after a 69.

Tiger Woods set-up a much happier hat-trick as he single-putted his last seven holes and took three birdies in the final four on his way to a fighting 68.

Tied 11th on 10-under, Tiger's assured of a Ryder Cup wild card, while he eased through to this week's third FedEx Cup playoff, the BMW Championship in Chicago, and remains on top of the world after Phil Mickelson blew apart in mid-round. A triple-bogey seven at 10 set the tone for a disastrous six-over par 41 on the back nine and a hapless 76 for Mickelson, who tied 25th on seven-under.

Rory McIlroy, Ireland's only survivor in the race for the $10m FedEx jackpot , heads for Chicago in 30th place after a level-par 71 saw him cross the line in Boston on four-under.

Irish Independent

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