The victory handed the world No.2 the FedEx Cup title and he turned solely the second particular person behind Tiger Woods to win the Tour Championship title twice.
And the truth that McIlroy has achieved one thing solely Woods has executed is an indication he is heading in the right direction.
“Any time you are able to do one thing and Tiger’s the one different man to do it, you realize you are doing one thing nicely,” McIlroy instructed CNN.
McIlroy’s victory at East Lake, Atlanta, was made much more exceptional following the rule adjustments launched for the 2019 version of the Tour Championship.
Gamers coming into the ultimate occasion had been awarded a beginning rating primarily based on their FedEx Cup rank, descending from -10 for the chief, all the way down to stage par for gamers ranked 26-30.
Consequently, McIlroy began the match on 5 underneath par, 5 photographs behind Justin Thomas — the FedEx Cup standings chief.
And forward of the competitors, the four-time Main winner had questioned the brand new format.
“You possibly can shoot the very best rating of the week and never win the golf match,” McIlroy stated.
“If that occurs to somebody it should be exhausting for them to wrap their head round.”
Sunday’s win was McIlroy’s third of the season, following these at The Gamers Championship and the RBC Canadian Open.
He instructed CNN that 2019 “has virtually been a kickstart to the second section of my profession.”
“Proper now, I am proper the place I should be. I am on the high of the sport.”
Now, he says, he must textual content Woods to “say the race is on to see who can get to 3” FedEx Cup wins.