Rory McIlroy hits from a bunker on the third green during the final round of play at the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
ATLANTA (AP) Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it.
McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win at East Lake in a playoff and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.
In its 10th year, the FedEx Cup never had a finish like this.
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McIlroy won on the 16th hole, where his stunning rally began in regulation when he holed out from 137 yards for eagle and then made birdie on the final hole for a 64 to join a three-man playoff with Ryan Moore (64) and Kevin Chappell (66).
Chappell was eliminated with a par on the first extra hole.