Stenson Wins Tour Championship, Earns FedEx Cup

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0  Updated at 11:18 pm, September 22nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Thinkstock (ATLANTA) — Henrik Stenson shot a 2-under 68, as he wins the Tour Championship by three strokes over Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker Sunday.

With the win, Stenson won $1.44 million and earned an additional $10 million by securing the FedEx Cup title.

“I’m speechless,” Stenson said of winning two titles. “It was a tough day out there. To hang in there the way I did, I’m really satisfied…It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I had to fight hard mentally to keep all this aside, and I managed to do that. It’s going to feel better as the week goes on. I’m pretty sure about that.”

Stenson held off a late charge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, who birdied four straight on the back nine, nailing a 10-foot putt to get within one stroke of Stenson. But Spieth proceeded to bogey the 17th while Stenson birdied the 15th leading the 37-year-old Swede to his second win in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Tigers Woods entered the Tour Championship as the No. 1 seed but was 3-over after three rounds before shooting a 3-under 67 Sunday finishing second in the Cup standings.

Despite not winning the FedEx Cup, Woods earns $3 million for coming in second and still finishes the year with the PGA of America’s points-based award for player of the year.

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