Rory McIlroy did not win this week. I repeat, Rory McIlroy did not win a golf tournament this week.
That's news because it seems like that's all the Ulsterman has done of late. McIlroy snapped his three-tournament winning streak by finishing T22 after a disappointing weekend finish of 70-70.
He said after his Sunday round, though, that he would press on throughout the playoffs.
"Looking forward to going to Boston, a course where I've had success on before and I've played well there," said McIlroy.
Hunter Mahan overtook McIlroy's No. 1 spot on the FedEx Cup points list so there's something else to play for. McIlroy will want to be No. 1 going into the Tour Championship.
But he mentioned that he might skip the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills in Colorado -- the tournament the week after the Deutsche Bank Championship.
"I was thinking about [skipping] it, but you know what? I feel fine. I feel fresh. I have no problem playing a lot of golf. I'll see where I stand next week. but I'm 90 percent going to be in Denver for sure."
Then he elaborated.
"One of the reasons why I want to go to Denver, as well, is the Broncos play the Colts on Sunday night. So I want to go to that, as well, first game of the season," he said. "I've heard a lot of great things about Cherry Hills. The ball obviously goes a mile there so I'm looking forward to that, like hitting 7-irons 220 [yards]."
McIlroy can probably do that in non-altitude-aided air, too.