This is some damn impressive footage of Rory McIlroy warming up before yesterday's final round of the Tour Championship, nailing 55 puts in a row from 10 feet out. Can't practice too much when $10 million is on the line.
McIlroy entered Sunday tied for the lead with Billy Horschel, but self-destructed early. And all that repetition went for naught when he three-putted from 20 feet on the 10th hole, causing him to fling his putter at his bag in anger. McIlroy would end up three strokes back.
The day, the tournament, and the $10 million Fedex Cup bonus went to Horschel. It more than doubles the 27-year-old's career earnings, and he could use it—his wife is expecting their first child in two weeks.
"From what I've heard, kids are very expensive, so the more money I can make, the better," said Horschel, who had made a little more than $4.5 million in his career before this season. His first full season the PGA Tour was 2011. "But I love [Brittany] to death, and I'm sure she's going crazy and hopefully she's not going into labor right now."