​Rory McIlroy clinch FedEx Cup title after Tour Championship play-off win

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When the FedEx Cup play-offs began five weeks ago, few gave Rory McIlroy, who was not even inside the top 30 at the start of the post-season, a chance.
But the Northern Irishman won two FedEx Cup play-off events, including a dramatic finish on Sunday at East Lake capped with a 12-foot birdie putt on the final play-off hole to beat Moore.

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Victory for Moore would have handed Dustin Johnson FedEx Cup glory, but instead it was McIlroy’s moment to savour.

“At the start of the day all I wanted to do was come out and win,” McIlroy said on Golf Channel after the round.

“I played really well this week and I feel like my game is coming together at the right time. I played alongside Ryan all day today, and he should be proud of himself.”

McIlroy waved to the crowd in semi-shock as he tried to comprehend how he had just won the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus that comes with it.

Joy for McIlroy meant heartbreak for Johnson, who entered the final round with a share of the lead only to shot a disastrous three-over 73 — the worst score of the day — that forced him to finish tied for sixth at five under.

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