PARAMUS, N.J. – Rory McIlroy answered speculation as to whether he would skip one of the FedEx Cup playoff events following his final round at The Barclays on Sunday.
“Looking forward to going to Boston, a course where I've had success on before and I've played well there,” he said of next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship. As for the BMW Championship one week later, “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.”
McIlroy, who entered the playoffs at No. 1 on the points list, listed a few reasons for playing the BMW other than the obvious.
“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 with a smile. “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].”
Following his three consecutive wins, McIlroy was disappointed he couldn’t make it four, but understood it was never going to last.
“It was going to come to an end sooner or later, but the end of the day, the great thing about golf is always there's next week.”