McIlroy wins again

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Updated: September 10, 2012

World No 1 Rory McIlroy continued his red-hot form when he cruised to his third win in four starts with a two-shot victory at the BMW Championship.

With a leaderboard featuring six major winners and four players who have held the No 1 ranking packed into the top 10, McIlroy carded a five-under 67 to collect his fourth PGA Tour win of the season and second in seven days.

The Northern Irishman finished 20 under par and will head to the September 20-23 Tour Championship in Atlanta as the favourite to walk away with the $10 million bonus that will go to the FedEx Cup points leader.

Former world No 1 Lee Westwood of Britain and four-times major champion Phil Mickelson of theUnited States tied for second place at 18 under par.

He becomes the first golfer since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win PGA Tour events on back-to-back weeks and joins Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players since 1960 to win six PGA Tour titles before the age of 24.

Woods, who failed to qualify for the Tour Championship last year, is headed back to Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club with an eye on the collecting the $10 million prize for a third time after returning a three-under 68 to finish in a tie for fourth with American compatriot Robert Garrigus (69) at 17-under.