Rory’s Big Pay Day May Have Some Other Impressive Numbers
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-09-06
Rory McIlroy won his second TOUR Championship in Atlanta to collect a cool US$15 million, but there were some other impressive stats as well both through the playoffs and through the entire season...
FedEx Cup Stats
- The US$ 15M first prize was almost double what he had won up to that point in the season (US$ 7.78M)
- This marks the second time McIlroy has won the Fedex Cup joining Tiger Woods as the only people to ever win the FedEx Cup twice. Further he has now won a record five FedEx Cup playoff events surpassing Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods who have four wins apiece.
PGA TOUR Stats
- Rory leads in Strokes Gained TOTAL for the 2018-19 season at +2.5 over the field. This is the highest since Tiger averaged +3.189 in 2009. He also leads in Strokes Gained Off-the-Tee and from Tee-to-Green. But it was a massive jump in Strokes Gained Putting that really helped where he moved from 159th in 2018 to up to 25th in 2019.
- He has three wins this season: TOUR Championship, THE PLAYERS and RBC Canadian and has finished no worse than T6 in his last 7 starts.
- He led the Tour in Top 10 finishes during the regular season… in 19 starts, he has had fourteen Top 10s.
- He ranked #2 in scoring average with 69.2.