At the conclusion of a weather-delayed final round at TPC Boston, Henrik Stenson was the man holding the trophy as the winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship. With the victory, the Swede moves from 13th to the top position in the FedEx Cup Rankings. He surpassed Tiger Woods, who held the top spot for much of the year.
This was Stenson’s third career PGA Tour win and the first since his win at the 2009 PLAYERS Championship. He finished the tournament at 22 under par after firing a five under par 66 in the final round. He carded scores of 67 – 63 – 66 – 66 over the four days in Boston. The key to Stenson’s success in an event where birdies were in abundance was his ability to hit greens – he led the field in greens in regulation at 84.72% for the week.
The win should come as no surprise, as Stenson has been playing out of this world for the last two months. He finished second at the British Open, second at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and third at the PGA Championship. It was only a matter of time until he picked up a win and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The competition might disagree, however. In a sport where it takes time to learn – or remember – how to win a tournament, it looks like Stenson finally jogged his memory.
He has also put himself into prime position to contend for the $10 million prize that is awarded to the FedEx Cup champion at the conclusion of the TOUR Championship. Stenson will be able to take the rest of this week off before heading to the BMW Championship where he will do everything in his power to keep the momentum going into the final leg of the playoffs.