Rory McIlroy fired a four-under-par 66 to win the PGA Tour Championship and declare the USD 15 million FedEx Cup jackpot on Sunday. Northern Eire star McIlroy gained the 2 titles for the second time following his win in 2016 after world primary Brooks Koepka suffered a ultimate spherical collapse at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course. Rory McIlroy completed the event on 18 underneath, 4 pictures away from Xander Schauffele, who posted a closing 70 to complete on 14 underneath. McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as the one participant to win the FedEx Cup playoff collection twice.
For McIlroy it was candy redemption following a disappointing exhibiting in final 12 months’s Tour Championship, when he light from rivalry with an error-strewn four-over-par 74 within the ultimate spherical as Woods clinched a memorable victory.
“I didn’t enjoy the walk up 18 last year. I played terribly, got myself into the final group, but I never took the fight to Tiger,” McIlroy stated.
“Going up in opposition to the No. 1 participant on the earth right this moment (Koepka), he obtained one over on me in Memphis and I wished to get some revenge right this moment.
“To play like that alongside Brooks and get the win and win the FedEx Cup, it is superior. It is superb how various things might be in a 12 months.”
McIlroy, enjoying alongside Koepka within the ultimate pairing, had began the ultimate spherical one shot behind his accomplice.
Koepka had taken the lead earlier Sunday after the gamers returned to the course to finish the third spherical, which had been deserted on Saturday after storm that injured six spectators.
Koepka completed the third spherical with a closing birdie for a two-under-par 68, edging one shot away from McIlroy and Xander Schauffele at 15 underneath.
However Koepka’s third spherical momentum did not lengthen to the ultimate.
After matching McIlroy with an early birdie on the sixth, the American’s kind abandoned him with a double-bogey on the seventh whereas McIlroy snared his second birdie.
Though Koepka picked up a shot with a birdie on the eighth, a trio of bogeys on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes successfully ended his problem.
McIlroy, who had birdied the 12th and 13th holes to maneuver to 4 underneath for the day, gave the chasing pack hope after wobbling with bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes.
Nonetheless McIlroy gathered himself brilliantly on the 17th, rolling in a 15ft birdie putt earlier than occurring to achieve the greenside bunker in two on the par-five 18th.
He made no mistake along with his birdie putt to complete with a flourish.
Koepka in the meantime needed to accept a share of third place, his two-over-par 72 leaving him alongside Justin Thomas on 13 underneath.
England’s Paul Casey was fifth on 9 underneath after his ultimate spherical 72, whereas Australia’s Adam Scott took sixth place on eight underneath after his four-under-par 66.
This 12 months’s PGA Tour Championship was performed underneath a revamped “staggered begin” format through which gamers had been noticed strokes primarily based on their place within the playoff standings.
Thomas had began the event with a rating of 10 underneath, two forward of Patrick Cantlay on eight underneath and three away from Koepka, who started on seven underneath.
McIlroy in the meantime began 5 pictures off the lead on 5 underneath.