Two days before he began play in the Tour Championship at East Lake, the question was posed to Rory McIlroy:
If he were able to win the FedEx Cup, would it be enough to put his name in the discussion for PGA Tour Player of the Year, an honor practically conceded to Brooks Koepka before the season-ending event.
Here’s what McIlroy said at the time, admitting it sounded like he was making a case for himself:
“If I won this week and won the FedExCup, then, yes. I'd have three wins, the same as Brooks. Obviously, Brooks won a major and competed in all the other ones as well, but … it goes back to what's the Player of the Year rewarding? Is it rewarding a few weeks, or … if I were to play well or win this week, it would be my 14th top-10 out of 18 or 19 events. I feel like I've been very consistent.
“But if that were the case and I wasn't to win, I would completely understand if people went that way.”
Now, $15 million and a second FedEx Cup trophy richer, McIlroy has made a strong case for his first PGA Tour Player of the Ye...
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