McIlroy earns $11.53 M.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Rory McIlroy rolled in a 14-foot birdie putt at the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to edge Ryan Moore for the USPGA Tour Championship and claim the $10 million FedExCup playoff bonus.
With the playoff prize and the $1.53 million winner’s check, four-time major champion McIlroy earned a total payday of $11.53 million at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It was incredible,’’ said McIlroy, who with his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship has won $13.81 million in the playoffs. “All I wanted to do at the start of the day was concentrate on winning the Tour Championship. Somehow I was able to tie it up in regulation and get into the playoff.’’
World number two Dustin Johnson finished tied for sixth but after coming into the season finale atop the FedExCup standings would have still claimed the playoff bonus if either Moore or Kevin Chappell had won the tournament.