Rory McIlroy, whose final round of 71, was only good enough for tied second place in the Tour Championship at East Lake. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy punched the wrong numbers into the ATM in the final round of the Tour Championship as he failed to cash in on the FedEx Cup’s $10 mill(...)

Rory McIlroy chips on to the 17th green during the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

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European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley (right) and America Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson with the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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  The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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  • September 2, 2014, 13:53

RORY McILROY (Northern Ireland). Age 25. Caps 2 (2010, 2012). Record Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 2. Majors 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 US PGA, 2014 Open, 2014 US (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie JP Fitzgerald prepare at the fifth tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club  in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

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Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 13th hole at Valhalla. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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Lee Westwood  hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the sixth green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on Friday.  Photograph:  y Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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Dustin Johnson has  announced  he is to take a break from golf and seek “professional help for personal challenges”. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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