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SportRory McIlroy bags $15 million with 4-shot win at Tour Championship

02:40  26 august  2019
02:40  26 august  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

McIlroy reminisces on frantic police escort to '12 Ryder Cup at Medinah

McIlroy reminisces on frantic police escort to '12 Ryder Cup at Medinah It didn’t take long for Rory McIlroy’s session with the media ahead of this week’s BMW Championship to drift back to memories from a chaotic afternoon at Medinah seven years ago. © Provided by NBC Sports Group Ryder Cup history might have veered in a different direction had McIlroy missed his tee time for Sunday’s singles’ matches, when Europe stormed back from a 10-6 deficit to capture the biennial matches. A time zone miscommunication caused wake-up issues for the Ulsterman, who ended up taking a ride to the course in a cop car aided by a police escort, arriving with minutes to spare.

Rory McIlroy admitted that he was very pleased with his opening round at the Tour Championship as the four -time major winner sits just one shot off the lead following the first day's play in Atlanta. The former world number one started the day on five under par under the FedEx Cup finale's new format

In the final round of the 2016 TOUR Championship , Rory McIlroy shoots a final-round 64 to claim his first FedExCup title and his 13th win on the PGA TOUR . .

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the FedEx Cup twice with a commanding performance Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy bags $15 million with 4-shot win at Tour Championship© Getty Getty

And he bagged the largest check in golf history - $15 million.

Under cloudy skies amidst unseasonably cool temperatures for Hotlanta, McIlroy, who started the week five shots out of the lead because of the new staggered scoring format, shot a final-round 4-under-par 66 to finish at 18 under.

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McIlroy finished four shots ahead of Xander Schauffele, who came home with a 70. Earlier in the day during completion of the storm-delayed third round, Schauffele made an ace on the ninth hole using a 5-iron from 240 yards. He won $5 million for finishing second in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Rory has 'had enough’ of slow play talk

Rory has 'had enough’ of slow play talk Rory McIlroy has always been one of the most outspoken players on the PGA Tour, and now he's saying enough is enough when it comes to slow play talk.

In the final round of the 2016 TOUR Championship , Rory McIlroy played exceptionally well coming down the stretch landing in a three-way playoff ultimately

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy remains a shot off the lead after a 67 during the second round of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta. The 30-year-old is tied for second with American Justin Thomas on 12 under, with US PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka out in front on 13

World No. 1 Brooks Koepka, the only other player besides McIlroy to win three times this season, led by one with 12 holes to play. But he lost his golf ball when he drove into the trees on the seventh - that was a pretty expensive lost ball - and took double bogey 6 while McIlroy took the outright lead with a birdie from 22 feet.

Koepka also made three consecutive bogeys on the back nine and finished with a 72 in a tie for third with Justin Thomas.

McIlroy also won the FedEx Cup in 2016 and captured the Tour Championship on the same day. Woods won the initial postseason gathering in 2007 and in 2009.

It was McIlroy's 14 th top-10 in 19 starts this year on the PGA Tour. Earlier this season he won the Tour's flagship event, the Players Championship, and the RBC Canadian Open. He has 17 Tour titles.

Koepka leads after 2 rounds at Tour Championship

Koepka leads after 2 rounds at Tour Championship Brooks Koepka birdied the final hole and will take a one-shot lead over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy into the weekend at East Lake.

Rory McIlroy is the best evidence we have that straddling this line between two worlds can be McIlroy went out last with Brooks Koepka at the Tour Championship on Sunday, shot a 66 and won his The numbers -- both financially (the first-ever $ 15 million win ) and statistically -- are staggering.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship . Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15 -foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the

McIlroy registered 28 drives of 320 yards or longer during the tournament. His short game was just as impressive, especially his work on the greens. One of his biggest putts came on the par-4 16 th, where he dropped an 8-footer to save par. He had made bogeys on his previous two holes.

He then canned a 15-footer for a huge birdie on the next hole.

Thomas, who began the tournament with a two-shot lead after he took the lead in the FedEx Cup Playoffs with his win in last week's BMW Championship, closed with a 68.

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