Lightning strike at golf's PGA Tour Championship injures 6

Lightning strike at golf's PGA Tour Championship injures 6

The 30-year-old spent the majority of the season in 4th, which he got down to after his win at THE PLAYERS Championship in March, but this is the lowest he's been in the world rankings since May 2017.

Indeed, had the PGA Tour left everything alone after last year's Tour Championship, keeping the points system it had been using, what came to pass at East Lake on Sunday would essentially have been the same.

With McIlroy's 17th US PGA Tour win, he moves to world No.2 and within striking distance of top-ranked Koepka.

McIlroy finished the tournament on 18 under, four shots clear of Xander Schauffele, who posted a closing 70 to finish on 14 under.

As a result, McIlroy started the tournament on five under par, five shots behind Justin Thomas - the FedEx Cup standings leader.

McIlroy, who has four major championships in his career, also claimed his second Fed Ex Cup championship with Sunday's win.


Spectators are tended to after the lightning strike at East Lake Golf Club.

"I didn't enjoy that walk a year ago like everyone else did, " McIlroy said after shooting a final-round 66 on Sunday to win by four strokes over Xander Schauffele.

Rory McIlroy sounds off on the mental aspect of golf, how it feels to play with Tiger Woods and how golf has evolved over the years. The World No.2 ended the streak by missing his first cut of the year at the Memorial Tournament in OH, but for the first five months of the season there was nobody close to being in the same form as McIlroy.

He was the only player to break par all four days.

And I think if you look at my bounce-back stat this year, it's way up there, and I think that's a good indication of where my mind and my attitude is while I'm out there playing.

After finishing the suspended third round on Sunday morning with a 68, Koepka held first place at 15 under.


On Friday night, thunderstorms were forecast to hit Atlanta from 3:00pm on Saturday but third-round tee times for the 30-player tournament were not brought forward.

Paul Casey finished fifth, nine shots behind McIlroy, despite a final-round 72.

Players had been taken off the course around half an hour before the lightning struck.

"It was cool. To have a moment like that again, I didn't play well at all last year with Tiger in that final group, so to get myself in a final group again this year".

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Matthew NeSmith birdied two of his last three holes and closed with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory in the Albertsons Boise Open that secured a PGA Tour card for next season. "It's one of those things, my game just wasn't sharp enough at the right time, and I don't really have too many complaints".

The number of top-10 finishes McIlroy had on the season as a whole, the most on the PGA Tour.


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