Rory McIlroy remarkably overturned a six-shot deficit in the final round of Tour Championship to become the 1st player to win the FedEx Cup.
Rory Mcilroy : Winner | Tour Championship | Daughter
Daniel McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.
|Full name||Rory Daniel McIlroy|
|Born||4 May 1989
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||11.5 st (161 lb; 73 kg)|
|Sporting nationality||Northern Ireland|
He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career.
He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship and 2014 PGA Championship.
Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25.
McIlroy became the first three-time winner in FedExCup history after coming through a final-round tussle with world No 1 Scottie Scheffler to claim a dramatic victory at the Tour Championship.
McIlroy came into the PGA Tour’s season finale six strokes back and fell further behind with a triple-bogey on his opening hole on Thursday, although battled back to follow successive 67s with a third-round 63 to stay within six shots of Scheffler.
Scheffler’s convincing advantage evaporated after three bogeys in his opening six holes, as McIlroy pulled level with four birdies in a five-hole stretch, although the Masters champion retained at least a share of the lead until McIlroy edged ahead with three holes remaining.
McIlroy’s fourth round started with a bogey, but he pulled even with Scheffler after the Texan put three bogeys on his scorecard in the initial six holes. With McIlroy converting five birdies across his first 12 holes, the race was officially on as the two came around the turn.
Another bogey on the 14th pushed McIlroy back behind Scheffler, but Rory immediately responded with an astounding 31-foot birdie putt on the 15th that sent the crowd into a frenzy and again sat him in a tie atop the leaderboard.
It was the par-4 16th where McIlroy almost came undone. Sitting in a fairway bunker after his second shot, his third flew over the green by nearly 30 yards. However, Rory’s ensuing chip dinged the flag pole, Scheffler missed a 9-foot par putt and McIlroy saved par to take the solo lead and become the first golfer to wrestle the top spot away from Scheffler this week.
McIlroy battled from 10 back to pick up his biggest win since the 2019 Players Championship.
Rory Mcilroy Daughter
Becoming a father is probably one of the best feelings in the world. Maybe even better than winning four majors.
Rory is among the lucky professionals who became a father.
His daughter was born on 31st August 2020, just before the season-ending event on PGA Tour, the Tour Championship.
Rory and his wife Erica, who named their daughter Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, have a story behind keeping that name for her.
Rory spoke about how the couple figured out their daughter’s name back in 2021. He said, “I have a cousin of mine; her daughter is named Poppy. We know a few other Poppies. And we just really love the name. We were sort of trying to go through a lot of the flower names, Rose, Iris, all those things.”