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Wales Open 2014: Nicolas Colsaerts hits record drive to eclipse Ryder Cup foursome

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Tour Championship 2014: Billy Horschel wins event as Rory McIlroy misses out on £7m payout

Billy Horschel took the limelight from world No 1 Rory McIlroy to win the biggest title of his career at the Tour Championship on Sunday, along with FedExCup honours and an eye-popping $10 million bonus.

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Tour Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy remains in the hunt for the FedEx Cup as he sits three shots behind rivals Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel

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