McIlroy PGA champion, disaster for Scheffler
American Scottie Scheffler entered the final round of the PGA Tour Championship, the final leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, with a six-shot lead over his nearest challenger, but the sky fell on his head and Rory McIlroy took the opportunity to climb the slope and triumph, Sunday in Atlanta.
The two men were paired up during the last day of activities. The Northern Irishman cut the gap considerably on the front nine, rigging four birdies against a single bogey, as Scheffler committed three bogeys against a meager birdie, closing the gap between them to a single strike.
The eventual winner eventually tied the game on the 12th hole, before committing a bogey two pennants later, only to correct that misstep on the next hole.
Meanwhile, Scheffler n was able to do better than par eight out of nine times, committing another bogey at the 16th pennant, to hand victory to his rival.
Scheffler ended up finishing the competition tied for second with South Korea's Sungjae Im, one stroke behind the winner.
This is the third time in his career that McIlroy has claimed the FedEx Cup playoff title. He also leaves with the check for $18 million awarded to the winner.
The only Canadian in the running, Corey Conners, grabbed a position during the final round, after hitting the white object 67 (- 3 times. He thus took 26th place, 18 strokes behind McIlroy.