Stenson hangs on for Wyndham win

Stenson hangs on for Wyndham win

Henrik Stenson claimed his sixth PGA Tour victory with a steely display in the Wyndham Championship. Suddenly, the Wyndham Championship became more than a run-of-the-mill PGA Tournament - it became a sensation to see if Every would be able to record a 59 in his first round.

After making just two cuts from 27 events and earning only $US24,650, two-time tour victor Bowditch's tie for 64th at Wyndham left him well outside the top-200 who make the Web finals.

Stenson's birdie on 17 briefly had a 2-shot lead but Schniederjans, playing one group ahead, almost holed his second shot on the par-4 18th and tapped in for birdie, leaving Stenson ahead by one.

He was in the mix and fighting his swing a little during the middle of his round, but a stretch of four birdies on his last six holes shut the door on Ollie Schniederjans, a PGA Tour rookie from Georgia Tech.

"I think the play-offs started a long time ago for me", he said.

'It was a tight race and on the back nine it was anyone's tournament.

Stenson was tied with young Schniederjans through 14 holes but the Swede put his foot to the floor with three birdies in a row from the 15th.

The win makes him the winningest Swedish player of all-time on the US Tour, surpassing Jesper Parnevik and Carl Pettersson who both have five.

"It's always good to beat the 24-year-olds and the 34-year-olds, sometimes the 46-year-olds", Stenson said.

Stenson carded two bogeys alongside four birdies to make the turn in 33, and found himself in a tie with Schniederjans after a birdie on the 13th.

"I don't know how many times I'm going to be able to get close to playing as well as I did at Troon", he said Sunday.

Stenson held his narrow one-stroke lead over Schniederjans, Kevin Na and Webb Simpson after Saturday's round, but only Schniederjans provided a legitimate challenge throughout the final 18 holes.

With six holes to play, Stenson, Armour, Schniederjans and Na all shared the lead. 13, 15, 16 and 17.

Stenson had three consecutive birdies on Nos.

Also finishing at 17 under was Ryan Armour, who shot a final-round 64.

At 22 under, Stenson set a new tournament scoring record at Sedgefield Country Club.

Not only was the championship at stake, but several golfers moved into and out of the top 125 in points in the final regular-season event of the season.

With the top 125 players earning a spot into the play-offs, there was plenty of intrigue all throughout the leaderboard.

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