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McIlroy's Win Good for FedEx Cup

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The Deutsche Bank Championship was a victory for the abacus over the algorithm on Monday, helping reaffirm that with the FedEx Cup playoffs the parts are greater than the sum.

Rory McIlroy solidified his standing as the best player in golf in dramatic fashion, withstanding a Tiger Woods rally and overcoming a Louis Oosthuizen advantage to win by a stroke.

This is why we watch, of course, not to see how the FedEx Cup standings shake out. NBC does an admirable job of updating the latter, but the standings still rely on an indecipherable point system that the players can't follow even as it dictates their future.

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