Northern Ireland's experiences are overshadowed by golf's civil war
With just one round left in the Tour Championship,
Rory McIlroy looked like he had no hope. The Northern Irishman had a shot at second place but fell six shots behind the man who led the tournament,
Still, he defied the odds and the 33-year-old began a “comeback of comebacks.
His final round of 66 was enough to secure a one-shot victory over Scheffler,
challenge hit the bumpers with a 73. Never before has a player won by so many shots in the final round of this PGA Tour championship.
The "grand season-ender" is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. It gave McIlroy a record third victory in the tournament.
Almost as stunning as McIlroy's struggle was the amount he earned for winning, The Tour Championship is not one of golf's four major titles,
but it is easily the sport's highest-paying event: McIlroy's prize money was $18 million. Despite the tempting sums on offer,
top players are leaving the PGA Tour for the new Saudi-backed LIV Tour. Already this year, some of the biggest names — including Phil Mickelson,