In the final act of one of the most tumultuous seasons in PGA Tour history, commissioner Jay Monahan met his greatest ally Rory McIlroy and handed him the most lucrative prize in world golf.
Both were beaming smiles and shared a brief word on East Lake’s 18th green. The fact that the weekend couldn’t have gone any better for either of them clearly not lost on the pair.
For winning the FedEx Cup for a third time on Monday, McIlroy pockets $A26.1 million, yet his victory feels like the PGA Tour’s, too.
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McIlroy has been the PGA Tour’s general in its war with LIV Golf, and he just edged out the world’s best player, Scottie Scheffler, to win the organisation’s biggest event of the year, the Tour Championship.
For a Tour that has taken many blows this…