The 2016 FedEx Cup champion didn’t bogey any of the first nine holes. In the opposite direction, Koepka lost the ball on holes 7 and double-bogey for the first time after 142 holes.
Hole 7 is the turning point of the round. Koepka lost the top of the table to McIlroy and never reclaimed the first place. American Golfer birdie right next hole, but McIlroy also flourishes when he saves par on Hole 8 with a successful push from a distance of 22 feet.
Koepka surrendered when bogey continued three holes from hole 12 to hole 14, while McIlroy birdie at holes 12 and 13. Right now, the biggest threat to the 30-year-old golfer came from Schauffele, the birdie at hole 12 to return. Back to the race.
The gap was pulled down to two strokaes when McIlroy bogey consecutively in holes 14 and 15. Schauffele played par in the last four holes and waited for McIlroy to make a mistake, but the Northern Ireland golfer did not bogey any more. McIlroy birdie on holes 17 and 18 to be crowned with a total score of -18, four strokes compared to Schauffele. Thomas and Koepka ranked T3 with -13 points.
McIlroy had to play 31 holes on Sunday, but there were still six birdies in the final round and the only one to beat under 70 strokes in all four rounds.
“Last year I was at the end of the fourth round and couldn’t compete with Tiger Woods,” Rory McIlroy said. “But this year things are different. I played against the world’s number one golfer (Koepka) and won the FedEx Cup. It feels great. You know, a lot of things can change after a year.”
Rory McIlroy became the second golfer in the history of FedEx Cup champion twice. He was the first to win the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup in the same year, and was the first owner of a record $ 15 million record in golf village history.