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Horschel completes double at East Lake

(Photo: Bruce Young)
Billy Horschel has fought off several of the world's top ten players to complete the significant double of the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup titles at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta today.

The 27 year old Horschel won by three shots over Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy and will move inside the top 15 in the world.

Horschel earns US$1,440,000 from the victory itself but another US$10,000,000 in FedEx Cup bonuses. Nice work if you can get it!

In addition Horschel now heads back to his home in Florida to await the arrival of his first born "“ a daughter - so this is a period he will remember as amongst the most rewarding of his life.

Furyk joined the lead through the middle of the round but a bogey at his 10th hole saw him slip behind and he was then forced to await a mistake from Horschel. Horschel also bogeyed the 10th just a few minutes after Furyk but there was always a margin of one throughout the back nine and eventually became three when Furyk bogeyed the 17th and 18th.

McIlroy began the final day tied in the lead but perhaps the cumulative effect of the last few weeks where he has been in contention so often took its toll and he made several mental and technical mistakes.

To his credit he birdied three of his last four holes and tied for second with a faltering Furyk.

Chris Kirk, Jason Day and Justin Rose tied for 4th.

Kirk earned US$5 million for his runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup with Bubba Watson earning US$2 million for finishing 3rd.

Jason Day finished 10th in the FedEx Cup earning US$500,000 for that and another US$330,000 for his finish this week. Despite only playing 15 events this season therefore, Day has won more than US$4.3 million on the golf course this season.

Adam Scott finished 9th this week and in 17 events he has now won close to US$4.4 million in on course earnings including his FedEx Cup bonuses.

John Senden finished 26th this week and Geoff Ogilvy 29th.

The PGA Tour season is now over, the first event of the 2014-2015 season to commence on October 9th at the Frys.Com Open in Napa in California.

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