Scott receives $ US1.9 million check

Posted by on August 25, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Adam Scott makes a tee-shot today on his way to 66 in East Lake. Image: Getty

Adam Scott prepared for a big trip to Australia for the Presidential Cup by finishing sixth today in the PGA Tour & # 39; s Tour Championship in Atlanta, collecting a $ 1.9 million check.

Scott again played beautifully in the final round and shot a par 66 under four to end the week with par under eight, 10 shots on the winning total that was secured by Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland under the new handicap system of the tour.

For the week he shot five-under par overall, the fifth best total.

Scott made many putts and hit the ball well, but McIlroy was at his irresistible best, shooting four rounds in the 60s on the par-70 East Lake course and blowing the field away with four shots. The Irishman, who will be the second person to win the FedEx Cup title twice after Tiger Woods, took the $ US15 million prize check when he made the last two holes.

A year ago McIlroy was in the last group to see Tiger Woods triumph for his first five-year win at East Lake. This time the cheers were for him and world number 1 Brooks Koepka was in the shade.

"I have to say that I didn't enjoy that walk as much as everyone else last year," he said. “I played terribly. I got myself into the last group, I never took the fight on Tiger. The battle against the number 1 in the world today. He got one over me in Memphis and I wanted to take revenge. So if you want to play alongside Brooks and win, you win the Fedex Cup. Yes it's great. It's amazing how different things can be in a year. "

McIlroy has won the Players Championship, the Canadian Open and the Tour Championship all in one year. It forms a formidable presence when the majors begin in early April.

From December 12, Scott will play the presidential cup for the international team for the ninth time. He has not announced any other game appointments for his home country, but Golf Australia is hopeful that he will play the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian in Sydney, the week before Royal Melbourne.

Marc Leishman, the other Australian in the Atlanta field, finished in 24th place.

IN EUROPE, Aussie Wade Ormsby finished fifth in the Scandinavian Invitation with a closing 69.

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