Rory McIlroy won the TOUR Championship after a dramatic three-way playoff. In doing so he won the Fed Ex Cup Trophy and the $10 million that comes with it.
Rory McIlroy played a stunning round of golf on the final day of the TOUR Championship to reel in the leaders and then prevail in a four-hole playoff over Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell.
With three holes to go, McIlroy was still three shots behind when he knocked in an incredible eagle at the 16th hole. A great up-and-down at the 18th had him in a three-way playoff.
Before the day begun, McIlroy’s hope of winning the FedEx Cup hinged on not only winning the TOUR Championship but Dustin Johnson had to finished worse than outright second. Johnson finished in sixth place and watched the playoff from the clubhouse hoping Moore or Chappell could win, handing him the season ending Fed Ex Cup Trophy.
Kevin Chappell bowed out of contention after Moore and McIlroy made birdies at the first playoff hole. Pars at the next two holes meant McIlroy and Moore went to the par-4 16th hole where Moore slotted home a long par putt to force McIlroy to hole his for victory.
The northern Irishman did just that and won his second tournament in three weeks, and picked up $11.53 million in the process — the $10 million Fed Ex Cup bonus and $1.53 million for winning the TOUR Championship.
Adam Scott, the lone Australian in the field after Jason Day ha withdrawn earlier in the tournament, finished with his best round of the week, a 5-under 65. Scott finished in a tie for 8th place and fourth on the Fed Ex Cup standings.