Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy wins by four shots for second title

Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy wins by four shots for second title

McIlroy - victor of the FedEx Cup in 2016 - was one over after five holes, while Koepka made it to two over before the weather hit.

Scott won the Tour Championship in 2006 before it was part of the tour's Fedex Cup points race.

He was one shot ahead of Justin Thomas, who played his final 10 holes in 1 over for a 68, and McIlroy, who had a birdie-birdie finish.


"It was pretty cool", he said after rounding off the win at East Lake, where one year ago he had carded a four over par final round to finish six shots behind playing partner and victor Tiger Woods.

Brooks Koepka took a one-shot lead with a two-putt birdie on the final hole Friday at the Tour Championship.

European fans will get another chance to see McIlroy in action this week as he tees it up at the European Masters in Switzerland.


"I really, really played well", said the victor of last week's BMW Championship. But his tee shot found the 18th fairway, setting up the birdie he needed.

Though he made birdie on the next hole, Koepka slid even further on the back nine after recording three-straight bogeys. I had a hard time getting back into it after that weather delay. "The course was playing a little different after that delay". One more round in that position will give him $15 million. "I just didn't execute".

The win was all but secure when McIlroy converted another big putt on the 17th, this one for birdie to go to three under for the round and give himself a three shot lead going on to the last.


This year, under a new scoring format that had the players open the Tour Championship with staggered scoring, McIlroy left East Lake with a $15 million check. Schauffele won the Tour Championship two years ago and has yet to have a round over par in his 10 trips around East Lake.

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