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Rory McIlroy right in the mix for massive FedEx pay day

Rory McIlroy is in the frame for a $10million payday after firing a four under par 66 at the Tour Championship - the final FedEx Cup event - in Atlanta.

McIlroy recovered from an early bogey with a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh.

Jason Day surprisingly stumbled after beginning his reign as world number one in brilliant fashion in pursuit of a fifth win in his last seven events.

Day overtook Ulster ace McIlroy at the top of the rankings after winning the BMW Championship on Sunday.

The Australian carded birdies on the first three holes at East Lake before slicing his drive on the fifth out of bounds to run up a triple-bogey seven.

Day is top of the FedEx Cup standings and, along with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson - who led on seven under - and Bubba Watson, would secure the overall title and $10million bonus with victory on Sunday. McIlroy would need to win and hope other players slip up.

Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell is four off the pace at the European Open in Germany after a three-under-par 68.

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