Henrik Stenson rode his hot streak straight through East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA, capturing both the Fedex Cup and Tour Championship titles. A few weeks prior, Stenson won the second event of the Fedex Cup playoffs outside of Boston placing him in control of his own destiny to capture the 10 million dollar Fedex Cup bonus.
Henrik opened the tournament with a near flawless 64 to take the top spot on the leaderboard, continuing on Friday with a four under par 66. The following day, Stenson looked poised to run away with the event by shooting a front nine 31 for the second consecutive day before a few back nine bogeys brought him back down from his lofty score. Despite the late bogeys, Stenson still took a multiple shot lead into the final 18 on Sunday.
Needing only to maintain his lead, Stenson rattled off 7 straight pars to begin his round on Sunday. He added a birdie at the eighth and par at the ninth to accomplish his goals of being mistake-free and staying at the top of the leaderboard. Stenson added two birdies and one bogey on the back nine to finish his day at two under par and 13 under par for the week, good enough for a three stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffers, Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth.
"It's been an incredible run," said Stenson of his play, "To win both these trophies today feels unbelievable."
Stenson's comeback has now come full circle, the big swinging Swede had previously dropped all the way to 230th in the Official World Golf Rankings and now sits comfortably inside the top ten on the standings. He acknowledged his struggles by stating that, "one should never give up and just keep trying harder."
Stenson is the first European player to win the Fedex Cup
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Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship with a final round 66 to tie the tournament record at 22 under par, two clear of his closest pursuant Steve Stricker.
Beginning the day three strokes behind the lead, Stenson faltered early bogeying the second hole. He fought back and raced up the leaderboard with birdies at the fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth holes. Making the turn in 33 strokes gave the big swinging Swede the lead.
Henrik added a birdie at the 11th hole to extend his lead to three strokes. Stenson, who has had three runner up finishes on the PGA Tour this year, now controlled his own destiny at TPC Boston. He continued to play mistake-free over the back nine before a birdie on the 17th sealed the deal.
This is Henrik's third PGA Tour victory and first since his 2009 Players Championship win. The win also moves Stenson into the top spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
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