To PGA victor McIlroy belong spoils

Rory McIlroy with the PGA Championship's Wanamaker Trophy after his 2014 win at Valhalla.

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Sea Island, GA - Seaside Course

9:09:26 PM ET. 10/24/2014

1Russell Henley-7F-9
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OK, so if you figure that Rory McIlroy already has a replica of the PGA Championship's Wanamaker Trophy (he won one in 2012, at Kiawah Island), then he really didn't "gain" a whole lot Sunday at Valhalla – outside of that tidy little check for $1.8 million, which will spend nicely.

Consider what McIlroy receives for his PGA Championship victory:

  • 600 FedExCup points; $1.8 million; replica of Wanamaker Trophy
  • A lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship (already exempt)
  • Five-year exemption on the PGA Tour (already exempt)
  • Five-year exemption into Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, Players Championship (already exempt)
  • Berth in the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf (already exempt)

We're just kidding, of course. Nice playing, Rory. Enjoy the victory. It's been quite a run.

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