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Henrik Stenson Wins Tour Championship And FedEx Cup
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has become the first ever European winner of both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles respectively – and in the process has almost doubled his PGA Tour career earnings in a single tournament.
Stenson carded a final round of 68 to claim victory by three shots from United States pair Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth.
He claimed the top prize of £875,000 as well as £6.3m FedEx Cup bonus. The 27-year-old, who has in the past already scooped £8.1m before arriving in Atlanta, had a four-shot lead ahead of the final round.
There was some concern for the Swede when his advantage was reduced to one when 20-year-old Spieth surged through the chasing pack after sinking four birdies consecutively from the 13th. Before that he had already carded a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh, while Stenson dropped his first shot of the day on the 14th.
Spieth then bogeyed the 17th when his approach plugged in a greenside bunker and Stenson hit the crucial hole from seven feet, giving himself an important birdie on the 15th.
"It was a tough day out there today and I am really satisfied with the way I hung in there," said an exuberant Stenson following his million-pound victory.
He added: "I didn't feel that confident with my game today. I had to battle it a little bit. I had to fight hard mentally."
Elsewhere, Tiger Woods carded a closing 67 to finish level par for the tournament and tied for 22nd place in the 30-man field. The world number one was among five players – including Stenson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Adam Scott – who knew that a win would guarantee them the season-long FedEx Cup, which eventually went to Stenson.