Billy Horschel hits from the tee on the second hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore
September 14, 2014
Billy Horschel hits from the tee on the second hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore

ATLANTA (AP) Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

Horschel pulled away from self-destructing Rory McIlroy early and held off Jim Furyk late. He closed with a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory in the Tour Championship and the biggest Sunday payoff in golf.

Horschel's career earnings were $4.5 million coming into the year. He was No. 69 when the playoffs began a month ago - no one had ever won the FedEx Cup starting lower than No. 19.

It all changed in three weeks. Horschel was runner-up in Boston, a winner in Denver and cashed in big in Atlanta.

The only boos he heard all day was doing the Gator chomp walking off the green in Georgia.

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