Rory’s a winner

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RORY MCILROY paired with World number one Brooks Koepka won a $15 million cheque when he claimed the FedEx Cup in Atlanta.

The Irishman finished the day with a two under 68 to claim the title by four shots from Xander Schauffele, and five over Koepka and Justin Thomas.

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This makes him only the second person to take the title twice, the other being Tiger Woods.

Spanish interest rested on Jon Rahn who took a creditable 12th spot ro leep him firmly at the elite end of the golfing world.

McIlroy said: “Really cool to put my name on this trophy for a second time. Any time you can do something that only Tiger has done, you’re doing something right.”

He added: “Once I saw I was in the final group with Brooks, it just took me back to Memphis a few weeks ago.

“I felt like I learned a few lessons that day. … I wanted to right some of the wrongs that I made that Sunday in Memphis.” In that tournament McIlroy had gone into the final round with a one-shot lead over Koepka, only to shoot a 71 compared to his rival’s 65.


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