McIlroy wins in sudden death playoff for victory at East Lake Golf Club
(RELEASE) - Rory McIlroy shot a final-round 64 and came from three back with three holes remaining on Sunday to claim both the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It was incredible,” McIlroy says of the win. “All I wanted to do was concentrate on winning the TOUR Championship. I couldn’t control what anyone else did, I just needed to come out here and play a really good round of golf.”
Finishing at 12-under, he entered a three-way tie for a sudden death playoff. He started off strong as he blasted a 357-yard drive with his Nike Vapor Fly Pro driver then went on to outlast the competition after four holes. McIlroy, who tallied 20 total birdies, hit his driver well all week as he led the field in strokes gained off the tee (6.606) and finished third in average driving distance (314.7 yards).
McIlroy ended the season with two wins in the month of September, notching his 12th and 13th career PGA Tour victories.
Fellow Nike athlete Kevin Chappell finished third.
MCILROY'S NIKE GOLF GEAR
- Apparel: Nike Performance
- Footwear: Nike Lunar Control 4
- Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 9.5° (MRC Diamana S+ 70 XTS)
- Fairway Wood: Nike Vapor Speed 3-wood 15°, 5-wood 19°
- Irons: Nike VR Pro (3-9)
- Wedges: Nike Engage 46°, 56°, 58°
- Ball: Nike RZN Tour Platinum
NIKE GOLF'S 2016 PGA TOUR VICTORIES
- Rory McIlroy – TOUR Championship
- Rory McIlroy – Deutsche Bank Championship
- Jhonattan Vegas – RBC Canadian Open
- Tony Finau – Puerto Rico Open
NIKE GOLF'S 2016 INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES
- Francesco Molinari – Italian Open (European Tour)
- Paul Peterson – D+D REAL Czech Masters (European Tour)
- Dylan Frittelli – Rolex Trophy (European Challenge Tour)
- Joël Stalter – Swedish Challenge (European Challenge Tour)
- JJ Spaun - News Sentinel Open (Web.com Tour)
- Ryuko Tokimatsu - Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open (Japan Golf Tour)
- Ryuko Tokimatsu - Nestle Inviational Match-Play (Japan Golf Tour)
- Rumi Yoshiba – Nippon Ham Ladies Classic (JLPGA)
- Rory McIlroy – Dubai Duty Irish Open (European PGA Tour)
- Jordan Smith – Red Sea Egyptian Challenge (European Challenge Tour)
- Hao-Tong Li – Volvo China Open (European PGA Tour)