Well, I guess I just threw it in there because there are untold hordes on places like ChessBomb claiming that he doesn't deserve it, that he just got lucky, and that is his play didn't warrant a victory. Of course whoever won would have deserved victory!
I think that if McShane had beaten Carlsen in the last round, he would have won on tiebreak. He would have tied for first with 5/9, and had the same number of blacks as Caruana, but would have had more victories. Close tournament!
I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation.