Stenson wins Tour Championship and $10M FedEx Cup
He walked away with $11.44 million - $10 million for the FedEx Cup ($9 million of that in cash) and $1.44 million for winning the Tour Championship.
"It shows that I never give up," said Stenson, who also moved to No. 4 in the world. He became the first player to win the Tour Championship wire-to-wire with no ties since Tom Watson in 1987, the first year of this 30-man showcase.
Spieth made him work for it. The 20-year-old Texan ran off four straight birdies on the back nine at East Lake to pull within a shot after Stenson went well over the 14th green and made his long bogey.
"I'm not just a pretty face. I can put one-and-one together," he said.
PGA CupNORTHUMBERLAND, England - Great Britain and Ireland rallied from a five-point deficit by winning 71/2 of a possible 10 points in singles and tied the U.S. team, 13-13, but the Americans retained the PGA Cup. Merion teaching pro Mark Sheftic, playing in the 10th and final match of the day, lost by 3 and 2 to Jonathan Barnes of England.
U.S. Senior AmateurCASHIERS, N.C. - The second round of stroke-play qualifying won't be completed until Monday - only 78 players finished 36 holes before darkness halted play - but two golfers are in the clubhouse in good position. Daniel Arvanitis of Manchester, N.H., fired a 1-under-par 71 and David Szewczul of Farmington, Conn., carded a 73 to hold the overnight lead at 2-over 146. First-round leader Chip Lutz, of Reading, Pa., was still on the course when darkness suspended play. Ray Thompson, of Drexel Hill, was 9 strokes back with a 155.
U.S. Senior Women's AmateurSAN MARTIN, Calif. - Akemi Khaiat, of Japan, posted a 75 for a 36-hole total of 3-over-par 147 to stake her position at the midway point of the second round of stroke-play qualifying at CordeValle. She holds a 1-stroke lead over 2010 champion Mina Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas. Lisa McGill of Philadelphia was 11 back at 158.
Tiger wins on points. Tiger Woods won the PGA's points-based award for player of the year on the strength of his five Tour victories, the money title, and the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted average.