As golf’s biggest names tumbled down the leaderboard, a rejuvenated Henrik Stenson employed his cool demeanor and sweet swing to scorch the field and take the $10 million grand prize and the coveted 2013 FedEx Cup.
While he was pushed by Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth on the last day, he basically turned the title run into a yawner by shooting 13-under to win the Tour Championship by three strokes. He also won the Deutsche Bank Championship on his way to the FedEx Cup title.
The FedEx Cup may have seen a record-breaker in Jim Furyk’s 59 at the BMW Championship and the rise of some skillful and poised new young stars, but the statistically sound Stenson turned it into a benign event with his self-assured winning performance.
Meanwhile, Player of the Year candidates Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were virtually nowhere to be found at the season-ending event. Woods, who began the playoffs in the No. 1 position in the standings, meandered his way through the series, including a highly unusual birdie-less round at the Tour Championship.
Last year’s headliners Brandt Snedeker, who won the 2012 Cup, and Rory McIlroy, who finished second, also slid down the standings. In their stead, Zach Johnson, Stricker and Justin Rose played wonderfully and moved into the top 10.
One hundred and twenty-five players entered the playoffs at The Barclays. Thirty of golf’s best played in the final tournament at East Lake. Stenson was the competition's big winner and has a massive check to show for it. Let's take a look at the other winners and losers from the 2013 FedEx Cup.
Projected FedEx Cup standings courtesy of PGATour.com.