McIlroy earns a bonus of 9 million euros of profit in Atlanta
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Rory McIlroy has Sunday with a win in the Tour Championship after a play-off ensured an additional bonus of $ 10 million, a small 9 million euros.
McIlroy picked up by his victory in Atlanta, the first place in the battle for the FedExCup, the Tour Championship, the last tournament was.
With the Americans Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell had the Northern Irishman via a play-off will compete for the title, Chappel fell at the first extra hole. Only on the fourth hole decided McIlroy the extension with a birdie.
McIlroy’s victory was painful for Dustin Johnson. Any other outcome of the play-off had meant that he is the 10 million dollars in his pocket should have had stitches.
Johnson was the final day still entered as shared first with Chappell, but the 32-year-old American played with 73 strokes the worst round of all 29 participants.
McIlroy, Chappell and Moore came in after four laps on 268 strokes, 12 under par, making a play-off was necessary.
“This was incredible,” said McIlroy, currently the number three in the world, for the profit at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta again 1,53 million dollar opstreek.
Moore continued his strong performance in Atlanta a wildcard for the American team that as of Friday, the fight with Europe promises the 41st Ryder Cup. For the 33-year-old Moore is his first participation.