McIlroy Claims Tour Championship, FedEx Cup On Sunday



Rory McIlroy may not have needed the $11.53 million he won on Sunday as a result of his Tour Championship and FedEx Cup double-up, but he sure can use the confidence.

The supremely talented Northern Irishman had a relatively disappointing season heading into the FedEx Cup Playoffs, describing his play in the 2015-16 season as “neutral.” However, after outlasting Ryan Moore in a four-hole playoff at East Lake, McIlroy’s season — and bank balance — are looking much more impressive.

McIlroy shot weekend rounds of 66-64 to force a playoff with Moore and Kevin Chappell. Looking to be a little too far behind coming down the stretch, McIlroy kicked off the drama that would culminate with the primal yell by holing his approach on the 16th hole.

A birdie at the last got McIlroy into a three-man playoff that he capped with this exceptional putt.

The win netted McIlroy the Tour Championship and its $1.53 million first prize, but by virtue of entering the week in sixth place, the win — in conjunction with Dustin Johnson’s sixth-place finish — was enough to earn McIlroy the FedEx Cup and accompanying $10 million.

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