You have to believe the stars are well aligned for Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who won the famous FedEx Cup on Sunday after closing a 6-hit deficit in the final round. Nothing suggested such a result because after 3 rounds the leader was none other than world number one American Scottie Scheffler.
3to The tour was interrupted on Saturday afternoon due to bad weather and the players had to complete it early on Sunday morning. Lucky for Scheffler as he didn’t play very well on Saturday. On Sunday morning, he stacked 4 birds in 6 holes to establish a 6-hit lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. We thought Scheffler had it in his pocket and the others would fight for 2.to Square.
Rory McIlroy was quick to attack with 4 birdies on the first 7 holes, Scottie Scheffler recorded at least 3 bogeys in the same period, thus tied for the top with 11 holes. Then we played cat and mouse until McIlroy hit a spectacular thirty feet at 15.to hole for reattachment. Scheffler was then forced to lose the lead forever after an unfortunate bogeyman at 16.to The pit paves the way for McIlroy to become the first player to win 3 FedEx Cup titles. Tiger Woods is the only other player to win twice.
While Scottie Scheffler will likely be named Player of the Year after 4 wins and a record purse of over $13 million, McIlroy has undoubtedly proven to be by far the best in tee shots currently averaging over 330 yards despite wet turf. . This advantage has served him well as he can hit par 5s in 2 hits with mids and par 4s with wedges in most cases.
At 33, McIlroy is crowning a great campaign and setting an impressive record of 10 finishes in the top 10 in 16 races. In addition to 3 wins, he has 2 wins.to Masters Tournament and 3.to He made $8.6 million at the British Open, excluding the $18 million he pocketed after his victory in the FedEx Cup. With everything going on in the professional golf world, the PGA Tour circuit is more than happy to trust him as a headliner. McIlroy did not hesitate to get wet against the rival circuit and showed his loyalty and belonging to the PGA Tour circuit by rejecting the several hundred million dollars offered by the LIV circuit.
South Korean Sungjae Im was also successful in this final by drawing 2 points.to Sorting with Scheffler. Victim of a 14-year-old double monsterto hole healed with birds at age 15to and 17to holes. His performance allowed him to receive a bonus of $5,750 million. As for Xander Schauffele, his poor performance on the green prevented him from keeping up, but he still retained the 4th.to place in the last ranking.
All in all, it was a very good season, despite a few players missing out on the opposing track. The PGA Tour circuit was up and running, and it provided very good news for the coming seasons. It remains to be seen how legal action against the circuit will turn out. The world of professional golf is rocking, but commissioner Jay Monahan will do his best to keep it competitive. The bags will continue to grow and all players will benefit from it like true golf enthusiasts!