How three DUFFED chips cost Justin Rose bundles of FedEx cash!

Rory McIlroy wins $15 million for winning the FedEx Cup - check out how much everyone else won...

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Tue, 27 Aug 2019
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Justin Rose cost himself in the region of $120,000 after flubbing THREE straight chips en route to an EIGHT on the par-4 8th hole in the final round of the Tour Championship. 

Not that last year's FedEx Cup champion will be losing much sleep over his disastrous short-game display on Sunday, but his quadruple-bogey eight halted the Englishman's fast start to the final round following four birdies in the space of five holes from the third. 

Rose pipped a drive down the middle of the fairway and left himself 168 yards into the hole. From there he found the rough short of the green on a sidehill lie, perilously close to the water.

He then flubbed the first chip and the ball trickled down the slope and was fortunate to stay dry. He then did exactly the same with his second effort, and similarly with his third. Rose eventually chipped up onto the green and then went on to card an eight. 

Watch the clip below to probably feel a little bit better about your own short game...

 

 

 

The Englishman signed for a 2-over 72 to finish 3-over par in a tie for 26th and 21 strokes behind eventual winner Rory McIlroy. 

Rose still picked up a cool $430,000 for his efforts in the FedEx Cup.

McIlroy won his third tournament of the PGA Tour season and took home a single-event record $15 million for his four-stroke romp at the Tour Championship.

The Northern Irishman finished on 18-under par and four clear of Xander Schauffele, and five clear of Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka.

The win moves McIlroy back to second in the world, giving him the opportunity to move back to World No.1 for the first time since September 2015 should he go on to win both this week's European Masters and next month's BMW PGA at Wentworth.

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The $45 million dished out to the world's best players on Sunday was not official PGA Tour prize money, but rather FedEx Cup bonus money. Still, it marked the richest tournament in PGA Tour history. 

There was a record $70 million available as bonus money during the 2018-19 PGA Tour season. The Wyndham Rewards Top 10 snagged the first $10 million. Those players who finished in top 10 of the regular-season standings split that bounty.

Koepka finished first and grabbed $2 million.

That left $60 million in FedEx Cup cash – $45 million of which was awarded at East Lake in the final event of the PGA Tour season and the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Eight players at East Lake earned at least $1 million.

Let's take a look at how the money was divided among the 30 players competing in the season-ending Tour Championship...

Tour Championship Prize Money Breakdown

Pos.PlayerMoney
1.Rory McIlroy$15 million
2.Xander Schauffele$5 million
T3.Justin Thomas$3.5 million
T3.Brooks Koepka$3.5 million
5.Paul Casey$2.5 million
6.Adam Scott$1.9 million
7.Tony Final$1.3 million
8.Chez Reavie$1.1 million
T9.Patrick Reed$843,333.33
T9.Kevin Kisner$843,333.33
T9.Hideki Matsuyama$843,333.33
T12.Bryson DeChambeau$682,500
T12.Jon Rahm$682,500
14.Jason Kokrak$620,000
15.Gary Woodland$595,000
T16.Tommy Fleetwood$551,666.68
T16.Webb Simpson$551,666.68
T16.Matt Kuchar$551,666.68
T19.Sungjae Im$512,500
T19.Rickie Fowler$512,500
T21.Louis Oosthuizen$478,000
T21.Abraham Ancer$478,000
T21.Patrick Cantlay$478,000
T24.Marc Leishman$450,500
T24.Brandt Snedeker$450,500
T26.Justin Rose$430,000
T26.Corey Conners$430,000
28.Charles Howell III$415,000
T29.Lucas Glover$400,000
T29.Dustin Johnson$400,000

 

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