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He beat Clijsters at an ATP tournament? #tennisthoughts McIlroy tops Kim in playoff at Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy won $2 million in the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, beating Anthony Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff. McIlroy holed a 2-foot putt for the victory after Kim missed a 3-footer. McIlroy had a chance to win in regulation, but the 22-year-old star from Northern Ireland missed an 8-foot birdie putt. He closed with an even-par 72 to match Kim (69) at 18 under on Lake Malaren's Jack Nicklaus-designed Masters course. "It's something that I feel like I can still get better at is winning and putting yourself in the position to win when you're not playing your best," McIlroy said. "Even if it's scrappy golf where you grind it out, you're going to win a lot more tournaments by doing that rather than playing your best golf the whole week. I was very happy I was able to pull this one out." The $2 million first prize is the riches...

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