Rory McIlroy outduels Scottie Scheffler to win Tour Championship

Aug 28, 2022

Whether you believe in the golf gods or not, something certainly set up the end of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season in the most compelling way possible. The year's best player and the year's most notable player ended the Tour Championship in what was effectively a match-play duel with eight figures in prize money on the line.

When it was over, Rory McIlroy beat Scottie Scheffler to put an end to a unique PGA Tour season. It marked McIlroy's 22nd career win on the Tour and his third FedExCup, an all-time record.

Scheffler started the year with one of golf's all-time great victory runs, an eight-week, four-win stretch that culminated in a Masters championship in April. McIlroy took up the baton as the PGA Tour's most eloquent and outspoken defender in the face of a sudden and overwhelming LIV Golf assault. Together, the two shaped the PGA Tour for the majority of 2022, so it was only fitting that they would be the final two players standing on a season unlike any other in golf history.

Source: Yahoo Sports