FedEx crown and fifth win eludes McIlroy

Ross McLean
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WORLD No1 Rory McIlroy fell short of his fifth win of the season after America’s Billy Horschel claimed the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title in Atlanta yesterday.

The duo were among five players who arrived at East Lake for the season-ending tournament with the knowledge victory would see them crowned FedEx champion as well as collect a combined £7m winning bonus.

McIlroy was not at his most fluent and carded a closing 71 as Horschel returned 68 from the final round to secure victory and add to success at last week’s BMW Championship in Denver and second place at the recent Deutsche Bank Championship.

Horschel finished the Tour Championship 11-under-par, three shots ahead of fellow American Jim Furyk and McIlroy while Justin Rose was tied on seven-under with Chris Kirk and Jason Day.