Henrik Stenson never wavered in the final round of the TOUR Championship, posting a 2-under-par 34-34=68 and winning by three strokes at 13-under 267, claiming the FedExCup title in the process.
The Swede had 11,440,000 reasons not to collapse in the final round at East Lake Golf Course, but circled three birdies to just one bogey in what proved to be a nearly perfect week. He ended the tournament inside the top three in birdies, driving accuracy, GIR, strokes gained-putting and putting average. Considering he had just one top 10 on the PGA TOUR in 2012, failing to crack $800k in earning, it's fair to say that no one saw this season coming. A T2 at the Shell Houston Open and a T5 at THE PLAYERS served notice that something had changed for the better, then a runner-up at The Open Championship kick-started a run of five top-three finishes in his final seven tournaments, including a win at TPC Boston in the second leg of the FEC Playoffs. The only bad news for the Swede is that the season has come to an end.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:52:00 PM