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Golfing World News - September 15

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Billy Horschel has won the Tour Championship and claimed the $10million FedEX Cup prize at East Lake. Starting the final round level with Rory McIlroy, Horschel shot 68 to finish 11 under three shots ahead of McIlroy and Jim Furyk with Justin Rose and Jason Day tying for fourth. And understandably Horschel was thrilled with his win.

(Horschel) Unfortunately the back there could have been a little bit cleaner. But it was good enough to get the job done and I'm thrilled to be the FedEx Cup champion and a Tour Championship champion at that too, especially with the year I've had.

And while Mcilroy was disappointed with his final round he was quick to congratulate the champion.

(Mcilroy) Just was making mistakes out there that I don't normally make. And, you know, that doesn't take anything away from Billy (Horschel). He's played really solidly this week and obviously with the win last week and he was clutch when he needed to be. He holed a huge putt there on 16 and then played the last two holes really, really well. So, he deserved it. He played the best golf this week and I'm happy for him."

To the European tour now where Paul Casey shot a final round 66 yesterday to win the KLM Open in Zandvoort. Having equalled Pablo Larrazabal's course record 62 on Saturday Casey began Sunday's round four shots behind overnight leader Romain Wattel, but the Frenchman could only manage a 74 final round with Casey holding off a late charge from Simon Dyson to finish 14-under par and win by a single shot.

In the LPGA South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim beat Karrie Webb by one shot to win the Evian Championship becoming the third youngest major winner in LPGA tour history at 19 years and 2 months.

And finally 2 time Open winner Greg Norman was recovering in hospital on Saturday night following a chain saw accident that seriously injured his left hand while cutting back trees in his South Florida home. Norman posted this photo on Instagram from his hospital bed, showing his heavily bandaged hand. But fortunately Norman took to Instagram again on Sunday morning posting a picture of himself out of hospital and thanking everyone for their get well messages.

That’s all for today but you can join us again tomorrow for the latest golfing news. In the meantime you can find us at golfingworld.tv and we’re on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

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