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Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy’s 2015 PGA Tour season finished in disappointing fashion at the Tour Championship on Sunday.

Rory carded his worst round of the week, a four over par 74 to finish tied for 16th in Atlanta.

The former world number one opened the round with a birdie but dropped shots at the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth saw him to the turn in three over 38.

He birdied the 12th and 16th on the way home but a triple bogey seven on the 17th, where he found the water with his approach to the green, summed up his round.

In contrast, Jordan Spieth capped an unforgettable season in fitting style with victory in the Tour Championship to secure the FedEx Cup title and a massive payday in Atlanta.

Spieth carded a closing 69 at East Lake to finish nine under par, four shots clear of Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Danny Lee.

The first prize of £977,000 and bonus of £6.5million took Spieth’s earnings for the season to more than £14million, and with Jason Day finishing joint 10th, it also took the 22-year-old above the Australian and McIlroy to the top of the world rankings.