Winner’s Circle: Rory McIlroy Takes TOUR Championship, FedExCup

Rory McIlroy Wins Tour Championship and FedExCup
Rory McIlroy celebrates with the FedExCup trophy after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake GC on Aug 25, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to claim the FedExCup with a four-shot victory at the Tour Championship.

McIlroy finished his final day in Atlanta, Georgia with one bogey against five birdies to reach 18-under par.

It was McIlroy’s third win of the PGA Tour season, and second career Tour Championship and FedExCup title.


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Pro-File

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: May 4, 1989 (age 30)
Native: Holywood, County Down, N.I.
Resides: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Taylormade


Final Top 5: Tour Championship

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Rory McIlroy -18 (-4)
2. Xander Schauffele -14 (E)
3. Justin Thomas -13 (-2)
3. Brooks Koepka -13 (+2)
5. Paul Casey -9 (+2)


Top Check Cashers

Pos-Player-Money
1. Rory McIlroy $15M
2. Xander Schauffele $5M
3. Justin Thomas $3.5M
3. Brooks Koepka $3.5M
5. Paul Casey $2.5M


Early Rounds

Rory McIlroy Wins Tour Championship and FedExCup
Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 25, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Xander Schauffele -10 (-6)
1. Brooks Koepka -10 (-3)
1. Justin Thomas -10 (E)
4. Rory McIlroy -9 (-4)

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Brooks Koepka -13 (-3)
2. Justin Thomas -12 (-2)
2. Rory McIlroy -12 (-3)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Brooks Koepka -15 (-3)
2. Rory McIlroy -14 (-2)
3. Xander Schauffele -14 (-3)


Rory McIlroy’s Winning Numbers

Rory McIlroy Wins Tour Championship and FedExCup
Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy look on from the 8th tee during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake GC on Aug 25, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Topline Stats:

Driving: 305.0 yards (8th)
Fairways: 36/56, 64.29% (3rd)
Greens: 50/72, 69.4% (7th)
Putts/GIR: 82/1.633 (3rd)

Scoring:

Par-3: -1 (2 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogeys)
Par-4: -6 (11 Birdies, 30 Pars, 5 Bogeys)
Par-5: -6 (7 Birdies, 1 Par)
Total: -13 (20 Birdies, 41 Pars, 6 Bogeys)


WITB: Rory McIlroy

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9°)
5 Wood: TaylorMade M5 (19°)
Utility: TaylorMade P790 UDI (2-iron)
Irons: TM P750 Tour (3 & 4), P730 (5-9)
Wedges: TM Milled Grind (48°), Hi-Toe (52°, 54°, 60°)
Putter: TM Spider X Copper
Ball: TM TP5
Hat/Apparel: Nike


McIlroy’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Rory McIlroy Wins Tour Championship and FedExCup
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake GC on Aug 25, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Starts: 18
Missed Cuts: 2
Wins: 3 (PLAYERS, Canadian Open, TOUR Championship)
Addtl Top 10s: 13
Official Money: $7,785,286 (2nd)
FedExCup Money: $15,000,000 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 3/2


McIlroy’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 17
2019 TOUR Championship
2019 RBC Canadian Open
2019 PLAYERS Championship
2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
2016 Tour Championship
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship (2)
2015 Wells Fargo Championship (2)
2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play
2014 PGA Championship (2)
2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2014 The Open Championship
2012 BMW Championship
2012 Deutsche Bank Championship
2012 PGA Championship
2012 The Honda Classic
2011 U.S. Open
2010 Quail Hollow Championship

European Tour (Pure): 7
2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2014 BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 DP World Tour Championship
2011 UBS Hong Kong Open
2009 Dubai Desert Classic


Video: McIlroy’s Final Putt

Credit: PGA Tour Youtube


Points & Money

The victory earned McIlroy $15,000,000 and 60 OWGR points. He will move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


Exit Question

Rory McIlroy Wins Tour Championship
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake GC on Aug 25, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Brooks looked like he had a brief conversation with you on the 18th green; was he telling you that you have his vote for Player of the Year?

RORY MCILROY: No, I just said to him, he’s had a great season. He’s won another major, he’s won three times. And I know it’s going to sting because he most likely will win the Player of the Year, but he didn’t win the FedExCup.

So I know it’s going to sting him for a bit, but I just wanted to tell him he’s playing so good. He’s the No. 1 player in the world, and he’s had a great season, and he said something similar to me, just happy for me.

But yeah, it was good. Brooks is a great player. He’s turned into a heck of a player over the last couple of years, and I definitely expect more Sundays like that between the both of us in the future.


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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