Big payday for Adam Scott but McIlroy the FedEx star

Scott continues a great run of form

Adam Scott has recorded his most lucrative week ever in tournament golf with a 6th place finish at the Tour Championship, earning US$1.9 million for his final standing (6th) in the FedEx Cup.

Scott’s final round of 66 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta included two bogeys but it was enough for him to improve four places from his overnight 10th and continue what has been a very consistent season for the 39-year old.

Scott will complete the 2018/2019 PGA Tour season with almost US$6 million in on-course earnings.

Scott might not have won an event anywhere in nearly three years, but his consistency has become a real feature of his play of late and his next victory is surely not too far away.

Scott will likely move to 14th in the World Ranking, improving from 42nd at the start of 2019 and further reflecting his impressive consistency. Also on display in Atlanta was a continuation in an improvement on the greens for Scott, producing one of the better putting performances of the field this week.

Scott finished ten shots behind the winner, Rory McIlroy, who was, in turn, four shots ahead of the second-placed, Xander Schauffele, McIlroy pocketing US$15 million for his victory in the event and in the FedEx Cup.

McIlroy has won the two flagship events of the PGA Tour in 2019, the Players Championship and the Tour Championship and sealed the FedEx Cup in the process, completing a magnificent season.

McIlroy jets to Switzerland overnight to play the Omega European Masters in the mountain resort of Crans Montana where the tournament organisers will be licking the lips at the prospect of having such an in form and charismatic figure and the new world number two teeing it up.

Marc Leishman was the other Australian in the field aside from Scott and he saved his best to last with a final round of 67 but he finished 24th in the 30 man field.

The next PGA Tour event, the Military Tribute at Greenbrier, gets the 2019 / 2020 season underway on September 12th.

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