The Final Five: Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson's victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship was the third PGA TOUR title of his career.September 18, 2013
The top five players in the FedExCup are in a unique position. A victory at East Lake Golf Club for any of those five players means they automatically clinch the Cup. The other 25 players at the TOUR Championship will need help from their competitors to win the season-long competition. PGATOUR.COM is taking an in-depth look at each of the FedExCup's top five players:
2. HENRIK STENSON
The Swede will be teeing it up for the first time in his career at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Henrik Stenson, who won the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the FedExCup Playoffs, had been knocking on the door all season, including a runner-up finish at the Open Championship and a third-place finish at the PGA Championship. The victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship pushed Stenson to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings; he fell to No. 2 when Tiger Woods finished T11 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, compared to Stenson’s T-33.
Stenson is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR with victories at the 2007 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and the 2009 PLAYERS Championship. Stenson entered the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 9 in the standings, 102 positions higher than his standing (117th) in 2012 and his highest ranking ever heading into golf’s postseason. Stenson is trying to become the first European player to win the FedExCup in its seven-year history.
2013 FedExCup Playoffs Event Finish Rounds FEC rank before FEC rank after Movement The Barclays T-43 65-73-75-71 9th 13th -4 Deutsche Bank Won 67-63-66-66 13th 1st 12 BMW Championship T-33 72-70-67-74 1st 2nd -1 FedExCup history Year Final ranking Began Playoffs Barclays Deutsche BMW TOUR Champ. 2007 39 31 MC (34) T-55 (35) T-52 (39) 2008 N/A 2009 N/A 2010 141 141 2011 180 180 2012 111 117 T-54 (111) 2013 9 T43 (13) 1st (1) T-33 (2) TOUR Championship history Is making his first appearance in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. 2013 statistical rankings Category Statistic Ranking Driving distance 291.3 yards
63rd Driving accuracy 70.48% 5th Greens in regulation 71.57% 1st Scrambling 57.00% 107th Strokes gained-putting -0.102 123rd Scoring average 69.415 strokes