Horschel Beats McIlroy To FedEx Title

Horschel beats McIlroy

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy missed out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel clinched the Tour Championship and secured the overall title.
The Open and US PGA champion needed to win in Atlanta to secure the bonus, but having been overnight co-leader he saw his hopes fade with a double bogey and three other dropped shots on Sunday.
McIlroy finished tied for second on eight under, with Horschel on 11 under.
Fellow American Jim Furyk was also tied second, with Justin Rose tied fourth.
The World number one, McIlroy made a double bogey on the sixth before three consecutive bogeys from the ninth, although he finished his round with three successive birdies and a par.
“It was a week too far,” said the 25-year-old, who was competing in his eighth tournament in 10 weeks. “I was making mistakes that I don’t normally make. But Billy deserved it. He played the best golf.”


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