Rory McIlroy: 'FedEx title more important than money'

McIlroy: 'Money is not driving me'
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Rory McIlroy insists that money is not driving him as he looks to win the FedEx Cup bonus at this week's Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy has insisted that money is not on his mind as he bids to win the FedEx Cup title this week.

The Northern Irishman is one of only five players in the Tour Championship field who can claim the $10m (£6.2m) bonus with a victory in the final tournament of the playoffs, but he claims that adding another honour to his growing list is his priority.

"The money is great but at the same time it's the title that would mean more to me," McIlroy told reporters. "It's good being in the top five, you know what you need to do.

"I don't think it will make me any more nervous on the golf course on Sunday. £10 million is a lot of money to anyone and if I'm thinking of getting myself something or whatever it's a nice bit of extra money to have.

"I'm not saying I am motivated by the money in any way. It's obviously nice, and I have made a lot of money over the past seven or eight years, but [winning the FedEx title] is one of the only things that I have not achieved in the game of golf and that's the real reason I want to win this week."

Bubba Watson, Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan and Chris Kirk are the four other men who have a chance of winning the bonus in Atlanta this week.

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