SPORTS DAY: Rory’s $15m win in the shadow of Tiger’s ghost

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SPORTS DAY: Rory’s $15m win in the shadow of Tiger’s ghost

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McIlroy banks $15m with FedEx Cup win

Victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday will not completely erase the disappointment of a futile season at the majors for Rory McIlroy, but it may be worth far more than the $15m he received for winning the FedEx Cup. The confidence gained from playing his best on a big stage and beating nemesis Brooks Koepka can only help his self-belief after a disappointing final round when paired with Tiger Woods at the same event last year. The Northern Irishman emphatically outduelled Americans Koepka and Xander Schauffele with a closing four-under 66 at East Lake en route to the biggest prize in the sport. He finished at 18-under, four shots ahead of Schauffele to claim the season-long FedEx Cup for the second time on the PGA Tour, after his 2016 win...

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