Rory McIlroy wins FedEx Cup, largest cash payout in golf history, at Tour Championship

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Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship on Sunday for the second time in four years — and he's taking home the largest cash payout in golf history.

McIlroy surged past Brooks Koepka at to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize.

One shot behind, McIlroy took the lead with a three-shot swing on No. 7 and never let Koepka or Xander Schauffele catch him.

Rory McIlroy hits from the tee on the 11th hole during third-round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66, a score that would have won the Tour Championship in any scoring format. He finished four shots ahead of Schauffele.

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He joined Tiger Woods as the only players to win the FedEx Cup twice since it began in 2007.

A year ago, he was merely a bystander playing in the final group as Woods capped off his comeback by winning at East Lake.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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