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Billy Horschel felt "surreal" after producing the best three weeks of his golfing career just when he need to, capping an astonishing play-off run with a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday. With his PGA Tour season hanging in the balance after a missed cut at last month's Barclays tournament, he gave himself a timely wake-up call and proceeded to finish second, first and first to secure FedExCup honours and the $10 million jackpot.
14, 2014, in Atlanta. . Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept.
The American's closing 68 gave him a three-shot victory in the PGA Tour's season-ending tournament and with it the first prize of 880,000, the overall FedEx Cup title and an incredible 6.2million bonus. Jim Furyk was tied for the lead with three to play but faltered at the finish and shared second place with a disappointed Rory McIlroy, who had started the day tied with Horschel.
Horschel pulled away from a self-destructing Rory McIlroy early, and then holed two clutch putts that felt like $10 million to hold off Jim Furyk on the back nine at East Lake. He closed with a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory in the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup.
See some of the action and emotion from Thursday's first round at the Tour Championship, the final event of the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup, at East Lake in Atlanta. Less than five days after winning their season-opening tournament at the Gopher Invitational, the Baylor Bears lead by eight at the Fighting Illini Invitational.
Rory McIlroy rides late surge to perfect positioning McIlroy sets himself up nicely in FedExCup Playoffs. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s1lixS Rory McIlroy walks to his ball on the twelfth green during the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Two years on from his shocking collapse against Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup, and Jim Furyk is still getting asked about it. 'Every time I go to the Press room, I know the questions are coming and I feel like we're in a morgue,' he says.
One look at the leaderboard of the Tour Championship tells you the last three days of the FedEx Cup playoffs are heading to an epic finale. Pit the best against the best and you're seeing a Fall Classic the MLB would gladly trade for.
Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel shot clean rounds of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship to help their chances at the biggest payoff in golf. Kirk and Horschel, the top two seeds going into the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta on Thursday, played in the final group and traded birdies -- neither of them made a bogey -- over four hours in steamy weather to share the lead.
Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.
Blacksburg, va. Anchored by a line-up that boasts four returning starters from the team's trip to the 2014 NCAA Championship tournament, the Virginia Tech men's golf team will open the 2014-15 season in the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational, to be played September 12-14 at the historic Oympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
Playing consistently good tournament golf has allowed "worn down" Jim Furyk to cut back on his practice time in a bid to conserve mental energy during the most hectic stretch of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season. In Thursday's opening round of the Tour Championship finale at East Lake Golf Club, Furyk will tee off in his eighth event in a dizzy nine-week run on the U.S. circuit and readily admits that he is feeling a little fatigued.
Television: Golf Channel and NBC . Last year: Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finish at Conway Farms in Illinois.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:41 pm
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