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September 10 2012

12:13 AM

Tidbits from the final round

From Elias Sports Bureau

> Rory McIlroy won the BMW Championship the week after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship. McIlroy is the first player on the PGA TOUR to win in back-to-back weeks since Tiger Woods won the Buick Open and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in 2009. The only other player to win back-to-back weeks on the PGA TOUR in the last five years was Vijay Singh at The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008.

> Phil Mickelson led the field with 28 birdies at the BMW Championship. In the last six years on the PGA TOUR, Mickelson has only had one other event in which he made 28 or more par breakers; 2011 Shell Houston Open (28). Unfortunately for Phil, he also made 10 bogeys. The last time Mickelson has 28 or more par breakers and 10 or more holes over par was at the 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

> Bubba Watson posted the lowest final round score of the day at the BMW Championship with a 7-under 65. That ties the lowest final-round score of Watson’s career on the PGA TOUR relative to par. Watson was 7 under in the final round of the 2009 Travelers Championship.

> Hunter Mahan finished last at the BMW Championship with a final score of 300 (12 over). It is the worst total score of Mahan’s career on the PGA TOUR in a four-round event. Mahan’s score was six shots higher than his previous high score in a four-round PGA TOUR event (294). The good news for Mahan is that despite that score, he did advance to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

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