Tour Championship 2013 Leaderboard Day 4: Scores, Standings and Results
Henrik Stenson of Sweden led from wire to wire Sunday as he captured the 2013 Tour Championship and the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus that went along with it.
Starting the day with a four-stroke lead, Stenson planned for a conservative round, making pars and daring the other golfers to catch him.
Under partly cloudy skies at East Lake Golf Club, a pack mounted an attack. But in the end, they never got closer than two strokes.
Rookie Jordan Spieth charged through the back nine once again to get to 10 under, while veteran Steve Stricker posted the same score thanks to an eagle on the 15th. In the end, it wasn't enough to unseat the dominating Swede, who played four days of nearly perfect golf. Stenson faltered only during the back nine in a heavy downpour Saturday; if not for that, his lead would have been even more insurmountable.
Stenson finished his day with 14 pars, three birdies and one bogey to post a 68 and go 13 under for the win, three strokes ahead of Spieth and Stricker.
Tiger Woods' 67 on Sunday left him well out of contention for the Tour Championship but was still enough to earn him a second place FedEx Cup finish. Stricker, Adam Scott and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five.
After four weeks of playoffs, the golfers have earned a well-deserved rest before reconvening for the Presidents Cup starting October 1.
Here's one last look at the leaderboard as the first-ever European to win the FedEx Cup hoists the trophy vigorously overhead.
Stenson's last putt for all the marbles.
We're done! These should be your final FedEx Cup standings.
And with a typically-Swedish reserved fist pump, Stenson makes par to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
Dustin Johnson bounces back with a birdie on 18. A nice recovery from that triple bogey to finish the weekend at eight under par.
Stenson rolls it out of the bunker and about five feet from the pin. Here's the leaderboard as we wind to the finish.
Once again, Stenson's in the bunker to the right of the green. Just where he wants it?
Steve Stricker is in the clubhouse with a 65, finishing at ten under.
All Stenson needs to do is shoot a double-bogey or better to claim the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
After birdies on 15 and 16, Dustin Johnson gets himself into a heap of trouble on the 17th. He winds up with a triple bogey, pushing him back down to seven under.
That'll cost him some money.
That's a par for Stenson on 17. With one hole to go, he's two under for the day and 13 under for the week.
He remains three clear as Stricker putts for par on 18.
Stenson's out of the bunker and right onto the green with a near-perfect shot. He's doing what he needs to do make this happen. The crowd is giving him a well-deserved round of applause as he walks to the 17th green.
henrik ten feet right of hole location in two at 17....it's all over folks— ByTheMinGolf (@ByTheMinGolf) September 22, 2013
Just four players left on the course. Here's the leaderboard as we head into the home stretch.
No dice for Stricker. His 15 foot putt curls high to the left. That'll be par and leave him three shots behind Stenson.
great shot from stricker on 17....15 feet for birdie and -11— ByTheMinGolf (@ByTheMinGolf) September 22, 2013
Out of the bunker—and right next to the flag.
Stenson's par tap-in on 16 is only a couple of inches. He holds at 13 under.
Jordan Spieth, shoots 64, projected to finish 7th in FedEx Cup -- which means $700K bonus for 20-year-old. Will approach $4-mill in earnings— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) September 22, 2013
Steve Stricker saves par on 16 to hold steady at 10 under par. Stenson's lead remains at three.
Birdies on 15 for Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
That gives the leader a little more room to breathe. The lead is back to three shots, with three holes to go.
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