McIlroy able to play, determined to win

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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."

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