I’ve backed him to win many of the last PGA and European tour championships and he has not let me down in Boston this week as Henrik Stenson claims a two shot victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship and seeing Sergio Garcia slip up on the final day. Stenson hasn’t won a PGA competition since 2009 even though he has accomplished some very high finishes this calendar year. He trailed by two shots going into the final round and made up the difference with four birdies in five holes leading from the fourth hole. After a slight lightning delay, Stenson finished with a round of 66 by holing his bunker shot on 17 and making a three putt on the last for par.
Garcia’s four bogeys on the front damaged his chances of winning and an uphill task to finish in the top ten. However his 73 saw him tied fourth alongside three American’s who managed to take advantage of the conditions with Jordan Speith having a final round of 62, Matt Kuchar 66 and Kevin Stradler 68.
With Tiger Woods injury hindering his performances in the last few tournaments, it has seen Henrik Stenson climb up to the top of the FedEx cup standings ahead of the world number 1 with only two events left. A good year has seen him reach the current number 1 spot in the FedEx cup after three top 3 finishes in two majors: the Open and the PGA championship and the Bridgestone Invitational Open.
The FedEx cup is looking to go down to the wire as all the players are fighting for their place in the top 70 and a place in the BMW championship between 12th and 15th of September. Brendan Steele birdied the last four holes to narrowly keep himself in the top 70, whilst Ernie Els his surviving by just half a point.