Henrik Stenson has won the Deutsche Bank Championship for his third PGA TOUR victory and his first since the 2009 PLAYERS. With his win, Stenson earns 2,500 FedExCup points and moves ahead of Tiger Woods for the top spot in the latest standings.
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By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods had his worst career finish Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, tying for 65th after a 2-over 73 on Monday
The poor finish may have also cost Woods the top spot in the FedExCup standings, a position he has held for much of the season after five wins.
Should Henrik Stenson go on to win, he would take over the top spot from Woods with two FedExCup Playoffs events remaining.
Woods' four day total of 4-under 280 is also his highest in the event since 2005 when he finished at 281 over four days -- though the course played more difficult that year.
"It wasn't my week," said Woods, who broke par just once over the last four days. "I didn't play well and didn't make anything."
Well off the lead when his round began, Woods nearly holed his approach shot on the 10th hole before tapping in for birdie. It would be one of his few highlights.
Woods bogeyed three of his next five holes and tumbled even further down the leaderboard.
Once again, he struggled with his putting and short game. Woods two-putted all but four holes Monday and finished with 32 putts.
He also hit just 11 greens in regulation.
"I didn't have a feel for my lines," he said.
Woods will now get a week off before going to the BMW Championship. How will he spend it?
"Pretty much a little school, ballet, dance, T‑ball, soccer," he said. "I've got a busy week."
NORTON, Mass. -- Henrik Stenson, who has three runner-up finishes this year, continues to stalk what would be his third PGA TOUR victory and his first since the 2009 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Boston on Monday.
The Swede drained a 32-footer on the 11th hole to open a three-stroke advantage as the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship continues under cloudy, but dry skies.
Steve Stricker, who is trying to play his way onto Fred Couples' Presidents Cup team, is Stenson's closest pursuer. He's 2 under through 13 holes.
Ian Poulter, hoping to punch his ticket to the BMW Championship, is another stroke back at 17 under after a birdie at No. 15.
Overnight leader Sergio Garcia has struggled much of the afternoon, playing his first 14 holes in 4 over to drop back to 15 under for the week.
In the final round of the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods' daughter Samantha walks along to watch him play his final holes following a weather delay. Woods finished with a 73 to end his week at 4 under.
NORTON, Mass. -- The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship resumed two minutes earlier than scheduled at 3:58 p.m. ET.
The suspension ended up lasting one hour and 58 minutes.The skies are cloudy and the air is heavy but any remaining rain has subsided to a mist.
Steve Stricker wasted no time making a 5-footer at the eighth hole to pull into sole possession of second at 18 under, two strokes behind Henrik Stenson.
Stenson, Graham DeLaet and overnight leader Sergio Garcia are in the day's final group, playing the ninth hole right now. The Swede birdied four of his last five holes before play was suspended.
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. -- On Monday, Jordan Spieth became the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to go from no status on any tour all the way to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
"It's been above and beyond what I could have imagined this year," said Spieth, who shot a career-low 62 Monday to finish at 17 under at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Spieth, who earlier this season became the first teenager in more than 80 years to win on the PGA TOUR, closed out his week at TPC Boston in style, making three straight birdies followed by an eagle on the par-5 18th.
"I've never finished birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle before," he said. "It's definitely the best round I've ever played in my life."
And just the latest example of a bright future for the 20-year-old Texan.
He already had seven top 10s, including a pair of runner-up finishes, coming into this week. He was tied for second when he finished his round here.
It was also the 11th time this season that Spieth has carded a 66 or better this season. Comparitively, Woods has had just six -- albeit on tougher courses and in fewer starts.
Spieth, who said his goal at the start of the year was just to be able to play the Web.com Tour, should garner plenty of attention as a possible captain's pick for the Presidents Cup.
First, he'll set his sights on East Lake.
"I think, for anybody, (winning the FedExCup) is a top goal," Spieth said. "It's a farfetched goal of mine. I just really want to be in the top five going into the TOUR Championship.
"In my mind it's a little easier to beat 30 guys rather than 130 guys."
NORTON, Mass. -- Tournament officials have just announced that the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship will resume at 4 p.m. ET.
The range is open as a light rain continues to fall. Players are to be in position at 4 o'clock, which would mean the delay lasted one hour and 53 minutes.
The final group has 10 holes to play and sunset will come at 7:17 p.m. -- or slightly before, given the gray skies.
NORTON, Mass. -- The 10 players who have earned their way onto the U.S. and International teams for the Presidents Cup will be finalized today when the Deutsche Bank Championship is complete.
Steve Stricker, who is currently tied for third at TPC Boston and one stroke off the lead, appears likely to move into the top 10. So the question now appears to be -- who will he knock out?
Zach Johnson is currently the man on the bubble at No. 10. He trails No. 9 Webb Simpson by a mere 58,874 points -- and to make things even more interesting, the two are playing together on Sunday at TPC Boston.
The points for the U.S. Team are based on money earned -- and doubled this year. Stricker needs to make $187,839 more than Johnson to move into the top 10, and the veteran needs $217,276 more than Simpson to knock him down a notch.
So if Stricker maintains his position near the top of the leaderboard, Johnson needs to make $29,437 more than Simpson to catch him at No. 10. Johnson is tied for 37th right now at 8 under while Simpson is one stroke behind.
The International Team is harder to figure out since its based on the Official World Golf Ranking. Graham DeLaet currently holds down the 10th spot and is tied for seventh, four shots off the lead through seven holes.
So DeLaet is likely to become just the second Canadian to play on the International Team. Mark Leishman and Brendan de Jonge came in ranked Nos. 13 and 15 and have played well this week but DeLaet's performance will probably keep them out of the automatic top 10 in the standings -- barring a come-from-behind win.
De Jonge is currently 14 under and tied for 11th with five holes remaining while Leishman is 12 under through eight. Obviously, both would be among the candidates International Captain Nick Price would consider when he announces his two Picks on Wednesday.