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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship and his third FedEx Cup

Rory McIlroy was the winner of the 2022 PGA Tour Championship on Sunday at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. McIlroy finished 21-under par, one stroke better than World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, earning an $18 million first-place prize. With Sunday’s victory, McIlroy became the first player to win the FedEx Cup, the PGA Tour’s season-long playoff, three times.

McIlroy said: “What a week, what a day. I feel like Scottie deserves at least half of this today. I fell sort of bad that I pipped him to the post. He’s a hell of a competitor and an even better guy. It was an honor and a privilege to battle with him today. I’m sure there will be many more. I told him we’re 1-all in Georgia. He got the masters and I got this.”

On Saturday, Scheffler was in the lead with McIlroy when play was suspended due to lightning during the third round.  McIlroy finished the third round 7-under 63 on Sunday morning, making birdies on his final two holes.

McIlroy and Scheffler fought down the stretch but ultimately McIlroy sank a 7-foot par putt to remain 21 under, while Scheffler missed from 9 feet and failed to birdie the final hole, finishing 3-over 73.

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