Golfer Rory McIlroy achieved an overall score of -18 at the Championship Tournament and became the owner of the $ 15 million prize for the FedEx Cup champion, on 25 August.
After a lot of times when the Championship Tour top table changed hands on the last day, Rory McIlroy was the last one to smile. Northern Ireland Golfer was crowned with four sticks that were second to Xander Schauffele. Even if FedEx Cup 2019 didn’t use the new scoring method, McIlroy was still the champion at the Tour Championship. His 267 sticks (par280) after four rounds are the best at East Lake last week.
Heavy rain with thunder on the third day of the game forced most golfers to play two rounds on the last day of the competition. Justin Thomas took the advantage until hole 16 in the third round, but lost the top of the table because of a triple-bogey. Brooks Koepka rose to the top after the morning with -15 while Xander Schauffele clung to the hole-in-one on the 9th hole. It was also a match where Chez Reavie scored an ace in the second round.
McIlroy birdie in the third hole to get the same score -14 as Schauffele and walked into lunch with great confidence. The championship opportunity then opened with four golfers including Koepka, Schauffele, McIlroy and Thomas.
The race soon turned to footsteps when Justin Thomas bogey pitted the fourth round and lagged behind. Schauffele, the only person with birdies in the first three holes, rose to share the top of the table with Koepka. But in the afternoon there was no feeling of good play, Schauffele did not bring a sign of a safe round. Golfer was born in 1993 to constantly save the rough and bogey twice in the first nine holes.
Statistics do not mean much in the fourth round. McIlroy averaged 71.4 strokes (par70) on the final rounds in East Lake, but made solid steps with two birdies in holes 6 and 7.