Chris Kirk Takes Deutsche Bank Title; FedEx Lead
Chris Kirk played a bogey-free fourth round on Labor Day in Boston, giving him the Deutsche Bank Championship title and the lead in the FedExCup as the post-season tournament heads for its third stop.
Kirk’s 5-under 66 took him to 15-under for the tournament, giving him a 2-stroke lead over Australia’s Geoff Oglivy and Americans Russell Henley and Billy Horschel.
Oglivy made the biggest charge – he shot his second straight 65, including notching four birdies in his first seven holes to take the lead briefly.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy finished tied for fifth, keeping him a close second in the race for the points lead in the FedExCup standings. US Open champion Martin Kaymer tied for sixth along with Jason Day, who had the lead on Days 2 and 3, then fell back with an eve-par 71 on Sunday.
Kirk has 4,154 points, with McIlroy secpnd at 3,335 and Barclays champion Hunter Mahan third with 3,311.
The field was reduced to 70 at the end of the championship, leaving those players to contend for the BMW Championship beginning September 4.
Jerry Kelly was the last man in, despite falling from 60th to 70th.