Henrik Stenson

McIlroy able to play, wanting to win as FedEx Cup starts

Ten days ago, Rory McIlroy wasn't sure if he was going to play the rest of the year.

A week off made him feel good enough that a nagging rib injury can be managed well enough for him to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs. And with just over a month before he shuts it down for the year, McIlroy wants to do more than just play.

"I think the real thing for me was I want to win," McIlroy said Wednesday. "I want to win at least once before the end of the year. I haven't not won a tournament since the 2008 season, which was my real rookie season on the European Tour."

Even in 2013, when he struggled with an equipment change, McIlroy won the Australian...

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