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Henrik Stenson wins Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots

Updated: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 07:34 | Comments

Henrik Stenson wins the winner's trophy after his success in Boston
Henrik Stenson wins the winner's trophy after his success in Boston

Henrik Stenson kept his cool during a weather-affected week to claim the Deutsche Bank Championship title at TPC Boston and move to the top of the FedEx Cup standings in the process.

The Swede entered the final day on Monday two shots behind leader Sergio Garcia but carded a final round of 66 for a 22 under par score, which was again interrupted by adverse weather, to beat Steve Stricker by two shots.

Six birdies on his final round made it 25 for the tournament as Stenson won his third PGA Tour event, his first since the Players Championship is 2009.

A dropped shot at the second suggested Stenson was going to find play hard going in his final round but he quickly turned things around, as he managed four birdies over the remainder of the eight holes he played before the rain delay - putting him three shots clear of the field.

And he managed to keep his cool when he returned, despite worries over the amount of shadows cast over the course, picking up two more shots at 11 and 17.

An average start from Garcia cost him dearly, with the 33-year-old unable to challenge for the victory after four bogies over the front nine.

The Spaniard dropped another shot at the par five 14th, meaning a round of two-over par and a tie for fourth place alongside American trio Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Stadler.

Graham DeLaet's round of 69 left him a shot ahead in third place with Stricker's final round of four under par leaving him two shots shy of Stenson.

Both Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell finished on seven under after rounds of 72 and 70 respectively. 

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