Tony Finau took his second PGA Tour title with a play-off win over Cameron Smith at The Northern Trust, while Shane Lowry finished best of the Irish in a tie for 11th, eight shots off the eventual winner.

The final round of the tournament in New Jersey was pushed into Monday after Hurricane Henri headed towards the north-eastern US coast and the result was delayed as Finau and Smith both finished on 20-under.

Australian Smith twice made back-to-back birdies on the back nine to recover after a double bogey on the fifth to card a four-under 67, while Finau went birdie-eagle-birdie on holes 12-14 to help himself to a six-under 65 to grab a share of the lead after 72 holes.

Smith's tee shot on the first playoff hole - the 18th - landed out of bounds, and Finau carded a par four to take the title.

Seamus Power finished on eight under in a tie for 31st, one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy.


Overnight leader Jon Rahm shot a 69 to finish third, while Alex Noren, Tom Hoge and Justin Thomas were tied for fourth on 15 under.

Lowry finished his tournament on 12 under after a final-day 72 as he teed off in a group alongside eventual winner Finau as well as Thomas.

Tony Finau poses with his caddie, Mark Urbanek, left, and coach Boyd Summerhays, right

The Offaly man's final round featured four birdies, but he also dropped shots with a double bogey on 10 and three further bogeys in a one-over round.

Power carded five birdies and three bogeys in a 69, while McIlroy's 70 saw him start off strongly with four birdies on 11, 13, 14 and 16 before he double-bogeyed the first and slipped back into a tie for 43rd after a bogey on the eighth.

Seamus Power during the final round at the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs

Waterford native Power, who claimed his first PGA Tour win with victory at the Barbasol Championship in July which yields the benefits of a a full exemption through to the 2022-23 season and a spot at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the Players Championship and the PGA Championship, relished the opportunity to be involved in an elite field.

He said: "It was my second time in the Playoffs, and really the first time with a chance to advance to the penultimate one. So it was different for me. These are the fields you want to be playing in. I wish I had my best game coming in here, to give yourself a chance, but I was able to hang in there. Solid week, nothing special, but something to build on for next season."