Snedeker wins Tour Championship, FedExCup

5:13 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Brandt Snedeker won the Tour Championship on Sunday and in the process, captured the FedExCup.

Snedeker, a third-round co-leader, shot a 2-under 68 on Sunday and finished at 10-under 270. He won by three shots over fellow overnight leader Justin Rose at East Lake Golf Club.

Snedeker had a very financially lucrative Sunday. He pocketed $10 million for the FedExCup win and an additional $1.44 million for his Tour Championship victory, which was his fourth PGA Tour title.

Snedeker began the week in fifth place on the Playoffs points list. It meant he controlled his own destiny. A win at the Tour Championship, and Snedeker would win the FedExCup.

A third-round 64 put him in position and a gritty final round earned him his biggest victory to date.

Rose shot a 1-over 71 for second place.

Ryan Moore, who tied Snedeker for the lead on the back nine Sunday, finished with an even-par 70 and tied for third with Luke Donald, who had a 3-under 67 on Sunday. The pair finished at 6-under par.

Rory McIlroy began the final round two shots back and in the lead for the FedExCup. Despite wins at the last two PlayofFs events, McIlroy only managed a 4-over 74 on Sunday and fell into a tie for 10th place. He finished second in the FedExCup race.

Tiger Woods also had a chance for a third FedExCup, but carded a 2-over 72 and shared eighth at 2-under par.

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