Rory McIlroy saved his best for the end of the PGA Tour season, and it netted him an enormous payday on Sunday at the Tour Championship.
McIlroy won the Tour Championship with a birdie on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff, defeating a game Ryan Moore. In the process, McIlroy won the FedEx Cup, taking it from Dustin Johnson, who entered the playoff finale atop the standings.
McIlroy, Moore and Kevin Chappell all went to a playoff at East Lake after each finishing regulation at 12-under-par 268.
Meanwhile, Johnson, who shot a final-round of 3-over 73 to finish in a tie for sixth, had to wait. If McIlroy won the tournament, the Ulsterman would also win the FedEx Cup. If Moore or Chappell won, then Johnson would win the season-long race.
The three playoff competitors played the par-5 18th hole – formerly the ninth hole at the Atlanta club – in the first two playoff holes. Chappell only managed par afterRead More »from Rory McIlroy win Tour Championship, FedEx Cup title in playoff