Henrik Stenson completes FedEx Cup-Race to Dubai double
Henrik Stenson of Sweden became the first golfer to win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup titles in the same season.
The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Henrik Stenson won the European Tour’s season-ending World Tour Championship on Sunday after shooting an 8-under-par 64 in the final round.
The 37-year-old Swede became the first golfer to win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai earnings title and the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup in the same season.
“It is still taking a little time to sink in what I’ve achieved this week, as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup (in September),” he said. “But then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on, and I am sure this will be the same.”
Stenson had six birdies in the final round before finishing with an eagle at the 18th hole for a 25-under total.
Stenson earned $1,333,300 for the tournament victory and an extra $1 million for winning the Race to Dubai. The FedEx Cup title carried a $10 million bonus.
Ian Poulter (66) of England was second at 19 under and also placed second in the Race to Dubai.
“I have to take my hat off to Henrik, as he is unbelievable,” Poulter said. “I tried to run him down as hard as I could, but even with a sore wrist he has pressed on and I just could not get close enough. Henrik has not made a mistake all week, and all I could do was make sure of second place and some valuable Ryder Cup points.”
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole Sunday finish at Mayakoba.
English, 24, closed with a 6-under 65 after completing the third round in the morning with a 68. He earned $1.08 million for the victory.
Brian Stuard (67) finished second.
Ryan Moore (70) of Puyallup tied for 23rd at 9 under and Michael Putnam (70), who is from University Place, tied for 36th at 7 under.
Kyle Stanley (73) of Gig Harbor tied for 60th place at 3 under and ex-Washington Husky Richard H. Lee (73) tied for 72nd at 1 over.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her second LPGA Tour victory in her last four starts, using a birdie on the final hole to beat fellow American Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
Thompson, 18, closed with a 3-under 69 for a 16-under total. She earned $200,000.
Lewis shot a 68.
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