Rory McIlroy overcomes Scottie Scheffler to claim historic third FeExCup victory at Tour Championship

McIlroy carded a four-under 66 to end the week on 21 under and a shot clear of Sungjae Im and Scheffler, who threw away a six-shot advantage after a final-round 73; FedExCup victory earns McIlroy $18m (£15m) and follows successes in 2016 and 2019

Last Updated: 28/08/22 11:03pm

Rory McIlroy became the first three-time winner in FedExCup history after coming through a final-round tussle with world No 1 Scottie Scheffler to claim a dramatic victory at the Tour Championship.

McIlroy came into the PGA Tour’s season finale six strokes back and fell further behind with a triple-bogey on his opening hole on Thursday, although battled back to follow successive 67s with a third-round 63 to stay within six shots of Scheffler.

Scheffler’s convincing advantage evaporated after three bogeys in his opening six holes, as McIlroy pulled level with four birdies in a five-hole stretch, although the Masters champion retained at least a share of the lead until McIlroy edged ahead with three holes remaining.

The four-time major winner then closed out a four-under 66 to end the week on 21 under and a shot clear of both Sungjae Im and Scheffler, who stuttered to a three-over 73, with Xander Schauffele three strokes back in third spot.

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