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.


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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