Golf star surges back to win $18 million prize

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Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles on Sunday

Rory McIlroy overturned a six-shot deficit to chase down world number one Scottie Scheffler and win the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday – earning a record third FedEx Cup and a cool $18 million payday in the process.

McIlroy fired a final round score of 66 at East Lake just outside Atlanta, which saw the Northern Irishman card 21 under par for the tournament.

That was enough to put him one shot ahead of Masters champion Scheffler, who had led the pack but finished with just one birdie in a final round 73 to end on 20 under par. The American finished tied for second on the leadership board with South Korea’s Sungjae Im.

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