On Sunday, Rory McIlroy hit his approach shot to the 8th green but missed left. The ball hit off the green and sped quickly down the slop heading for the water. McIlroy reacted negatively to the poor shot but didn’t realize that a drainage spot on the side hill caught the ball and slowed it down so it didn’t reach the water. It allowed McIlroy to save par instead of dropping one or more shots. How would the rest of his round have gone if he had to take the penalty and drop? We’ll never know as he turned his round around and beat Zander Schauffele by 4 strokes to take the Tour Championship title, FedEx Cup and a $15 million check (the largest payout of an Pro Tour event).
The PGA Tour is now off for 3 weeks before the 2019/2020 season begins at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.
Jin Young Ko may have locked up the Player of the Year title on the LPGA Tour with her 4th win of the season at the CP Women’s Open outside of Toronto.
At the Scandinavian Invitational, Erik van Rooten notched his first European Tour victory.