Rory McIlory wins Tour Championship, takes home record third FedEx Cup

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Rory McIlroy took advantage of Scottie Scheffler losing his six-shot lead en route to the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday, shooting four under to win a record third career FedEx Cup.

McIlroy won by hitting 21-under, while Scheffler’s three-over round put him 20-under for the tournament. Sungjae Im was level with him in that total, but secured second place as he was also four-under on the day.

McIlroy is the only player in PGA Tour history to have three FedEx Cup titles on his resume. He previously took it home in 2016 and 2019.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his birdie on the seventh green during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 28, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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When McIlroy left 10 strokes at East Lake Golf Club, he began rallying on Sunday after birdied on hole 3. He would go straight to birdie three from hole 5-7 and finish his front nine at three-under.

Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays a shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 28, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays a shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 28, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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McIlroy went just one-under on the back nine, but Scheffler, McIlroy’s pair in the latter group, couldn’t bounce back after going two-over on his front nine. His birdie on eight helped him a bit, but he didn’t use that momentum to move into the back nine and collect all the pars except Hole 16 – a bogey.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 13th tee as Scottie Scheffler of the United States watches the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 28, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 13th tee as Scottie Scheffler of the United States watches the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 28, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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With the win, McIlroy concludes a season of rollercoaster for himself and the PGA Tour as both sides have shared their dismay at LIV Golf.

“It means a lot,” McIlroy said of winning the FedEx Cup after his round. “I believe in golf. I believe in this Tour in particular. I believe in the players of this Tour. It’s the best place in the world to play golf, bar none. And I’ve played all over the world .

“[PGA Tour] had some tough times this year, but we’ll get through it.”

McIlroy also paid tribute to Scheffler, saying he “deserves at least half today”. Scheffler, one of the best players in the world, refused to play on the LIV Golf tour with McIlroy and has also expressed his opinion on the matter.

“He’s had an incredible season,” McIlroy said of Scheffler. “I feel a little bad for posting him, but he’s a great competitor. He’s an even better guy. It was an honor and a privilege to compete with him today and I’m sure we’ll get there.” will have many more.”

“He’s got the Masters, I’ve got this.”

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I was also pushing after he went three down in front, but a double bogey on hole 14 ruined his chances of at least drawing McIlroy and forcing a playoff.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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