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Rory McIlroy bid fades away as Jordan Spieth clinches FedEx Cup

Rory McIlroy slipped down the leaderboard on the final day of the Tour Championship in Atlanta after shooting a four-over par final round to finish tied 16th as Jordan Spieth clinched the title and the FedEx Cup, along with a cool £7.5m bonus.

Holywood man McIlroy made a great start by birdying the first hole, but his round then began to unravel with bogeys on the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth.

By then McIlroy had dropped out of contention and although he later birdied the 12th and 16th, his round finished on a downward note with a triple bogey at the 17th and that left him tied for 16th with a final score of one-over par - 10 behind Spieth.

Elsewhere, Graham McDowell's six-under was only enough for 36th place at the European Open in Germany.

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee produced a flawless final round to claim victory ahead of Englishman Graeme Storm. Jaidee hit four birdies in his bogey-free round of 67 to finish on 17 under, one shot ahead of Storm.

Michael Hoey failed to make the cut despite hitting 70 in his two rounds, which left him two over.

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