Rory McIlroy apologises to Scottie Scheffler's family at Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy immediately walks over to Scottie Scheffler's family after winning the FedEx Cup. 

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Mon, 29 Aug 2022
Rory McIlroy apologises to Scottie Scheffler's family at Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy once again proved he is one of the classiest individuals on the PGA Tour as he immediately walked over to Scottie Scheffler's family to apologise for beating him to the FedEx Cup.

Scheffler won four times during the PGA Tour season (the most of any player), highlighted by a maiden major victory at The Masters in April and moving to World No.1 for the first time in his career. 

McIlroy only won the three times, and so he felt it was only right to walk over to Scheffler's family en route to signing his card. 

"I'm sorry," said McIlroy as he hugged Scheffler's father. 

"No you don't..." replied Scheffler's father. 

"He deserves it, he's had an unbelievable year," said McIlroy. 

"So did you, good playing," said Scheffler's father. 

Scheffler's wife Meredith then hugged McIlroy and said: "So proud of you. That's amazing. You kicked butt today. Great job."

McIlroy then hugged Scheffler's mother, who said to him: "Congrats. Good job. Great job."

Justin Thomas then walked over to offer his congratulations to McIlroy.

"Congratulations. Impressive golf," he said. 

After signing his card and speaking with the media, McIlroy then made sure he reunited with his good luck charm, Kyler. 

McIlroy walked away with a cool $18 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup for a record third time, while Scheffler picked up $5.75 million for finishing tied second with Sungjae Im.

Scheffler also pocketed a whopping $14 million during the PGA Tour season, so he made a huge $20 million in on-course earnings in 2021/22. 

McIlroy amassed just over $8 million during the PGA Tour season, taking his earnings to over $25 million for the season. 

The Northern Irishman also led the PGA Tour this season with an adjusted scoring average of 68.67. 

He becomes only the third player to achieve a scoring average under 68.7, according to stats guru Justin Ray

The only other players to achieve that have been Tiger Woods (eight times) and Vijay Singh (2003). 

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