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Rory McIlroy wins Tour Championship and claims $10-million FedEx Cup bonus

Rory McIlroy wins Tour Championship and claims $10-million FedEx Cup bonus
Rory McIlroy won a three-man playoff to win the Tour Championship on Sunday. (Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it.

McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win at East Lake in a playoff and claim the $10-million FedEx Cup bonus.

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In its 10th year, the FedEx Cup never had a finish like this.

McIlroy won on the 16th hole, where his stunning rally began in regulation when he holed out from 137 yards for eagle and then made birdie on the final hole for a 64 to join a three-man playoff with Ryan Moore (64) and Kevin Chappell (66).

Chappell was eliminated with a par on the first extra hole.

Levy wins European Open

French golfer Alexander Levy wasted a four-shot lead but beat Ross Fisher of England in a playoff to win the shortened European Open on Sunday.

Levy had bogeys on the 16th and the 18th and narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 17th to finish the day at two-under 69 and 19-under overall.

Fisher shot seven-under 64 on the final day but also missed a birdie putt on the 17th and tied with Levy on 19 under. Levy then made a birdie on the second playoff hole to claim the title.

The tournament was reduced to 54 holes because of fog delays over the first three days.

Murray captures Web.com finale

Grayson Murray won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship on Sunday and Cameron Smith and Kevin Tway wrapped up PGA Tour cards.

Already guaranteed a PGA Tour card with an 18th-place finish on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list, Murray closed with a three-under 68 to beat Smith by a stroke in the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals. Tway tied for third with third-round leader Martin Flores.

Murray finished at 12-under 272 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course and earned $180,000 to jump from 11th to second with $407,963 on the PGA Tour priority list among the 25 card-earners from the Web.com money list. The former Wake Forest and Arizona State player will be 23 on Saturday.

Murray lost in a three-man playoff in August in the Web.com Tour event in Wichita, Kansas.

Smith also shot a 67. After finishing 157th in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cups standings, the Australian made $108,000 to go from 48th to third with $114,910 in the series race for 25 more PGA Tour cards.

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