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September 2 2013

6:30 PM

Stenson wins, is No. 1 in FedExCup

NORTON, Mass. -- Henrik Stenson won for the third time in his career on the PGA TOUR, capturing the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

He shot a final-round 66 to finish the week 22 under, tying the tournament scoring record at TPC Boston.

Steve Stricker finished second, two strokes back.

The victory also moves Stenson to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings as he takes over the top spot from Tiger Woods.

In a week where birdies came in abundance due to heavy rains that soaked TPC Boston, including in the final round, Stenson made hs share of them with 25, including six in the final round.

The win is Stenson's first on TOUR since his 2009 PLAYERS Championship victory.

No one has been hotter than Stenson over the last month, however.

He finished second at The Open Championship and followed with another runner-up two weeks later at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

A week later, Stenson finished third at the PGA Championship.

At TPC Boston, Stenson led the field in greens in regulation and over the final two rounds had just two bogeys.

He took comman in the final round with four birdies in a five-hole stretch late in the front nine before adding another on the par-3 11th.

Stricker cut Stenson's lead to just 2 with a birdie on the 17th but Stenson responded by holing out for birdie on the same hole from the only bunker he hit into all week.

 

 

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