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2012 BMW Championship: Rory McIlroy Outlasts Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood to Claim FedEx Cup Victory

Warren Little/Getty Images At Crooked Stick golf course in Carmel, Indiana, 23-year-old Rory Mc...

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At Crooked Stick golf course in Carmel, Indiana, 23-year-old Rory McIlroy rose to the occasion by winning the 2012 BMW Championship, as he beat out Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood by two strokes.

McIlroy turned around a four-way tie to finish with a five-under 67 to win his second FedEx Cup event this year. Adding that to the PGA Championship he recently won, McIlroy has been on top of the golfing empire.

Last year, many knew the young man from Ireland was going to be special after he claimed his victory in the U.S. Open last year. Now with his dominating performance in the past month, many wonder if he can only be stopped.

It was McIlroy's sixth career victory along with his second consecutive, being the only player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour. He also joined Woods, along with Jack Nicklaus, as the only players to have six wins at 23 years of age.

"I didn't think everything would happen so quickly, but I'm on a good run at the minute and I want to keep it going as long as I can," McIlroy said.

Vijay Singh held a close lead with McIlroy through much of the tournament until he dropped all the way down to No. 8 as he shot a one-over 73 for the day. Woods finished in fourth-place, having a four-under 68 and minus-17 total.

Overall, it was a fun one to watch as McIlroy takes it home.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.

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