Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles on Sunday
Three and easy: McIlroy claimed another FedEx Cup title. © Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images
Rory McIlroy overturned a six-shot deficit to chase down world number one Scottie Scheffler and win the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday – earning a record third FedEx Cup and a cool $18 million payday in the process.
McIlroy fired a final round score of 66 at East Lake just outside Atlanta, which saw the Northern Irishman card 21 under par for the tournament.
That was enough to put him one shot ahead of Masters champion Scheffler, who had led the pack but finished with just one birdie in a final round 73 to end on 20 under par. The American finished tied for second on the leadership board with South Korea’s Sungjae Im.
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 28, 2022
The record third FedEx Cup win for McIlroy and the accompanying riches follow a tumultuous season for golf.
The sport has been described as descending into ‘civil war’ following the launch of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, which has poached a growing list of star names and has resulted in sanctions from the PGA amid bitter legal wrangling.