Sep 23, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brandt Snedeker (USA) celebrates hitting a birdie on the 17th hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

2012 TOUR Championship: Brandt Snedeker Takes Home Tournament Title, FedEx Cup Honors With Solid Sunday Round

Brandt Snedeker is considerably wealthier after his three birdies on the back nine earned him Tour Championship and FedEx Cup honors.

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FedEx Cup Standings 2012: Phil Mickelson Finishes Fifth Following Tour Championship

Arizona State alum Phil Mickelson finished four places behind FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker in the race for the coveted PGA Tour trophy.

Following a fourth place finish at the Deutsche Bank and a second place finish at the BMW Championship, Mickelson had the opportunity to take home the $10 million FedEx Cup pot if he could just emerge victorious from the Tour Championship.

Unfortunately for Lefty, Mickelson finished the tournament tied for 15th, twelve strokes behind what it would have took to earn himself the FedEx Cup for the first time in his career.

Rory McIlroy (2,827 points), Tiger Woods (2,663 points) and Nick Watney (2,215 points) were the other three competitors that finished between Mickelson (2,073 points) and Snedeker (4,100 points) in the final standings.

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TOUR Championship 2012: Brandt Snedeker Wins Tournament, FedEx Cup With Late Birdies

Brandt Snedeker turned in arguably the best round of his eight-year career Sunday afternoon, sinking three birdies on the back nine to win The TOUR Championship along with the FedEx Cup, thanks to an overall score of 10-under.

Snedeker did bogey the 18th but by then the shot was irrelevant. Brandt was the only player from the last five groups to tee off who had a score under par, shooting a 2-under 68 on the day for his second title of the year.

Snedeker began the tournament sitting at fifth in the FedEx Cup standings. He finishes it $11.4 million richer with $1.4 million in earnings from The TOUR Championship and $10 million for the FedEx Cup.

Justin Rose was a not-so-close second, losing by three strokes. Rory McIlroy and Tigers Woods had a chance at the FedEx Cup title if they could pull off the victory Sunday, but both turned in terrible rounds. Woods finished the day two-over with four bogeys and a double bogey. McIlory's play was even more brutal with a score of four-over to finish 1-over overall.

Arizona State alum Phil Mickelson finished tied for 15th with an overall score of +1. He was not a factor for much of the weekend but did finish with four birdies in the tournament's final round.

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The Tour Championship 2012: Jim Furyk Surges Up Leaderboard To Capture Lead After Day Two

As one of seven Americans in the top 10 following the second round of the Tour Championship, Jim Furyk is holding on to a one-stroke lead atop the tournament leaderboard following his 6-under score Friday.

Furyk, who is sitting at seven-under overall, birdied seven of his first 10 holes before racking up three bogeys on his final eight. Justin Rose, who was tied for the lead after Thursday, settled back into second place after totaling five birdies and one bogey on the back nine.

Americans Bubba Watson and Bo Van Pelt both finish with a 5-under, which is good enough to be tied for third heading into Saturday's third round.

Arizona State alum Phil Mickelson has yet to make any noise following Friday's score of one-over. Mickelson is now even overall through two rounds with two birdies Friday against a double bogey and a bogey.

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