RORY MCLLROY made history on Sunday night in Atlanta Georgia after becoming the first player ever to win the FedEx Cup three times.
The Holywood native overturned a six-shot lead on 2022 Master's champion Scottie Scheffler at the Tour Championship in Atlanta Georgia.
Mcllroy ended the day on -21 under par, 66, while the American finished tied second -21, a shot behind with the Korean Sungjae Im.
McIlroy birdied the third and produced three more in succession from the fifth to take the lead over Scheffler
A birdie from the 8th from the American squared things up before McIlroy caught up on the 12th.
A lot of people think Mcllroy plays worse with the pressure, and it looked like that was case, when a bogey on the 14th made him wobble.
However, a 30 feet birdie on the 15th put that notion to bed.
Scheffler's bogey from a greenside bunker came soon after McIlroy holed from seven feet to take the lead for the first time.
A costly bunker shot on the par-five 18th cost Scheffler the chance off a play-off. He finished the day second with Im, leaving Mcllroy to make history.
"What a week, what a day," McIlroy said at the prize presentation.
"Firstly, I want to say I feel like Scottie deserves at least half of this (trophy). He has had an unbelievable season. I feel sort of bad that I pipped him to the post.
"He's a hell of a competitor, he’s an even better guy, it was an honour and a privilege to battle with him today and I’m sure we’ll have many more. I told him we’re one-all in Georgia this year; he got the Masters, I got this,2 he said after the win
"I didn’t really give myself much of a chance teeing off today, I thought six behind was going to be really tough to make up, but my good play and Scottie’s not-so-great play meant it was a ball game going into the back nine."
The 33-year-old took home the prize money of $18m, which totals his whole FedEx cup winnings to $43m. Tiger Woods is the only other player to win it more than once (2007, 2009).