Rory McIlroy came from behind on the back 9 with a 30 at East Lake to tie Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell after 72 holes. The playoff didn’t last long for Chappell who par’d 18 while the other two had birdies. Moore and McIlroy battled on to the 4th playoff hole where McIlroy’s length set him up for a 14 foot birdie put to win the PGA Tour Championship. His win at East Lake and Dustin Johnson’s faltering play gave McIlroy the FEDEXCup and a check for $10 million.
Johnson, who had held the lead or was tied for the lead through 54 holes, wasn’t on target and posted the highest score Sunday (73) of any of the players. In his own words, “everything was just slightly off.” He dropped out of contention for the championship on the back 9 and eventually had to settle for 2nd place in the FEDEXCup standings (and a check for only $3 million).
With Moore’s excellent play during the finals, it became a pretty easy choice for Captain Love to name him as the last member of the US Ryder Cup team.
The Ryder Cup event starts this week. Go USA….USA…USA
* Alexander Levy won the Porsche European Open.
* Azahara Munoz won the Ladies Andalucia Costa del Sol Open
* Colin Montgomerie won the Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship