1, 2: McIlroy win in FedEx Cup sets up 2020 rivalry with Koepka-TUE0827

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Rory McIlroy win over Brooks Koepka in tour final sets 2020 storyline
2 World's top-2 ranked golfers split two final-round head-to-head meetings
3 Comparing 2019 seasons, career stats and majors for Koepka, McIlroy
4 McIlroy had tour's lowest scoring average for third time; Koepka was 4th
5 Top 50 world rankings for PGA after playoffs; top 25 LPGA rankings

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Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka went head-to-head in final pairing for second time in a month 

65, 71

At 7/28 St. Jude Invitational, Koepka shot final-round 65 to win third title; McIlroy fourth after a 71

66, 72

At 8/25 Tour Championship, McIlroy shot final-round 66 to win third title; Koepka third after a 72


Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka comparison in 2019: 3 wins each


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Age of Koepka, who joined

PGA Tour in 2010, and McIlroy, who turned pro in 2007

HOW NO. 1 BROOKS KOEPKA,
NO 2 RORY MCILROY MATCH UP
2019 SEASON COMPARISON
BROOKS STAT RORY
21 Events 19
20 Cuts made 17
3 First 3
3 Second 1
1 Third 0
9 Top 10 14
13 Top 25 16
$9,684,006 Earnings $7,785,286
CAREER COMPARISON
BROOKS STAT RORY
125 PGA events 168
106 Cuts made 145
7 First 17
9 Second 7
4 Third 5
39 Top 10 81
66 Top 25 111
$30,342,808 Earnings $48,719,760
MAJORS COMPARISON
BROOKS STAT RORY
24 Events 44
22 Cuts made 35
4 Titles 4
0 Masters 0
2 PGA 2
2 U.S. Open 1
0 Open 1
10 Top 5s 12
12 Top 10s 20

McIlroy had tour's lowest scoring average in 2019; Koepka was 4th


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McIlroy was second on tour with average of 313.5 yards per drive, Koepka 10th at 309.0

317.9: Average of leader Cameron Champ

11, 39

Koepka ranked 11th on tour hitting greens in regulation at 69.9%; McIlroy 39th at 68.5%

73.06: Percentage of leader Corey Conners

22, 42

Koepka ranked 22nd on tour in sand save percentage at 58.4; McIlroy 42nd at 55.3

65.33: Percentage of leader Francesco Molinari

14, 80

McIlroy ranked 14th on tour

in putts per round at 28.38;

Koepka was 80th at 28.86

27.71: Average of leader Jordan Spieth


FedEx Cup title carries Rory McIlroy to No. 2 in world to Brooks Koepka


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Brooks Koepka has been

ranked No. 1 for 15 consecutive weeks, 24 in his career

WORLD GOLF RANKINGS TOP 50
AFTER 2018-19 PGA SEASON ENDS
RK GOLFER NO AVG
1 Brooks Koepka 45 12.65
2 Rory McIlroy 48 9.63
3 Dustin Johnson 47 8.93
4 Justin Rose 49 7.75
5 Justin Thomas 49 7.30
6 Jon Rahm 51 6.95
7 Patrick Cantlay 46 6.82
8 Tiger Woods 40 6.58
9 Xander Schauffele 52 6.32
10 Bryson DeChambeau 52 6.25
11 Francesco Molinari 45 6.13
12 Tony Finau 52 5.78
13 Tommy Fleetwood 52 5.55
14 Webb Simpson 50 5.49
15 Adam Scott 41 5.48
16 Patrick Reed 52 5.23
17 Gary Woodland 52 5.20
18 Paul Casey 49 5.12
19 Rickie Fowler 47 5.06
20 Matt Kuchar 52 5.01
21 Shane Lowry 52 4.83
22 Louis Oosthuizen 46 4.12
23 Jason Day 44 3.97
24 Marc Leishman 51 3.89
25 Bubba Watson 43 3.79
26 Hideki Matsuyama 52 3.70
27 Kevin Kisner 52 3.69
28 Chez Reavie 52 3.66
29 Matthew Fitzpatrick 52 3.63
30 Matt Wallace 52 3.55
31 Henrik Stenson 43 3.21
32 Ian Poulter 52 3.13
33 Jordan Spieth 50 3.07
34 Billy Horschel 52 3.05
35 Kevin Na 48 3.04
36 Keegan Bradley 52 2.98
37 Abraham Ancer 52 2.98
38 Brandt Snedeker 52 2.95
39 Phil Mickelson 47 2.94
40 Rafa Cabrera Bello 52 2.89
41 Bernd Wiesberger 40 2.86
42 Eddie Pepperell 47 2.78
43 Sergio Garcia 51 2.78
44 Andrew Putnam 52 2.76
45 Tyrrell Hatton 52 2.72
46 Cameron Smith 52 2.66
47 Alex Noren 49 2.57
48 Jim Furyk 40 2.54
49 Byeong Hun An 52 2.53
50 Haotong Li 52 2.50

LPGA world golf rankings


LPGA TOP 25

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No. 1 Jin-Young Ko

won CP Women’s Open

for 4th title in 2019

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Ko’s bogey-free tournament

(26-under 262) was first on LPGA Tour since Inbee Park in 2015

LPGA WORLD RANKINGS
RK GOLFER NO AVG LW
1 Jin-Young Ko 54 10.22 1
2 Sung Hyun Park 49 8.45 2
3 Lexi Thompson 42 6.47 3
4 Minjee Lee 57 6.18 4
5 Jeongeun Lee6 53 6.12 5
6 Ariya Jutanugarn 56 6.12 6
7 Inbee Park 33 5.97 7
8 Brooke Henderson 56 5.96 8
9 Nasa Hataoka 52 5.61 9
10 Nelly Korda 45 5.56 10
11 Sei-Young Kim 53 5.04 11
12 Carlota Ciganda 53 5.01 14
13 Hinako Shibuno 37 4.86 12
14 So Yeon Ryu 47 4.79 13
15 Danielle Kang 50 4.49 15
16 Hyo-Joo Kim 48 4.42 16
17 Lizette Salas 50 4.39 17
18 Jessica Korda 38 4.28 18
19 Amy Yang 46 4.06 19
20 Shanshan Feng 48 3.98 20
21 Eun-Hee Ji 47 3.62 21
22 Jiyai Shin 57 3.48 22
23 Moriya Jutanugarn 55 3.40 23
24 Lydia Ko 49 3.13 25
25 Bronte Law 51 3.12 24

Source: pgatour.com; lpga.com; owgr.com