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HOW RORY MCILROY WON Rory McIlroy came out on top after a wild final round with eight players holding at least a share of the lead during the day. McIlroy shared the 36-hole lead after opening 67-65 and through 54 holes was one stroke behind leader Jon Rahm and tied with Tommy Fleetwood. The Northern Irishman struggled early on Sunday, playing the first eight holes in 2-over before making his move with birdies on Nos. 9, 11 and 12. That put him in front, as Fleetwood and Rahm were falling back. But Eddie Pepperell and Jhonattan Vegas were charging with 66s to finish at 14-under, and Jim Furyk moved ahead of them with a birdie at 18 to finish 15-under after a 67. At that point, McIlroy was 14-under after a bogey at 14, but he birdied 15 with a spectacular approach from a fairway bunker and twoputted for a birdie on the par-5 16th. Pars on the last two holes gave McIlroy a 70 and his first PLAYERS title. X McIlroy led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-toGreen (3.316 per round) and was second in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (1.327). X McIlroy ranked first in Par 3 Scoring Average at 2.69. X McIlroy was 12-under on the back nine for the week, one off the tournament record. w w w.p gat our.com

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Jon Rahm salutes the crowd after making a putt on the 17th green in the third round. Rahm took a one-shot lead into the final round, but a closing 76 left him T12.

The famous 17th hole during the third round on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, 2019.

LEADERBOARD 2019 Player

Pos

1

2

3

Rory McIlroy

1

Jim Furyk

2

4

Total Score

FedExCup

Earnings

67

65

71

64

70

70

272/-16

600

$2,250,000

71

67

273/-15

330

$1,350,000

Eddie Pepperell

T3

72

68

68

66

274/-14

$725,000

Jhonattan Vegas

T3

72

69

67

66

274/-14

180

$725,000

Tommy Fleetwood

T5

65

67

70

73

275/-13

110

$456,250

Dustin Johnson

T5

69

68

69

69

275/-13

110

$456,250

Brandt Snedeker

T5

69

72

65

69

275/-13

110

$456,250

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