Date: September 03, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Henrik Stenson claims PGA Tour win

Swede Henrik Stenson leads the FedEx Cup standings after clinching the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Stenson clinched his third career PGA Tour win after his final-round 66 propelled him to 22 under for the week – tying the tournament scoring record at the Massachusetts course. The 37-year-old finished two shots clear of America&aposs Steve Stricker, while Canada&aposs Graham DeLaet was a further two strokes back in third place. Stenson started his final round two shots behind overnight leader Sergio Garcia, who carded a nightmare two-over 73 that included five bogeys to finish five shots adrift in a tie for fourth. Starting his round with a second-hole bogey, Stenson recovered to hole four birdies on the front nine and two on the way in. Stricker did cut Stenson&aposs lead to two with a birdie on the 17th but the Swede later birdied that same hole to snuff out the challenge. The victory moved Stenson above Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup standings, with his consistent form including finishing runner-up at both The Open Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational plus a third place at the PGA Championship. Three Americans finished tied for fourth at 17 under with Garcia including Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth and Kevin Stadler. The best placed Australian was Jason Day (14 under), who finished the tournament with consistent scores of 67, 67, 67 and 69 to be tied for 13th. Marc Leishman was one shot behind Day after a final-round 70. Masters champion Adam Scott endured an inconsistent tournament to finish tied for 53rd at six under while Stuart Appleby finished at four under.