Stenson wins biggest payoff in golf at Championship

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ATLANTA — Henrik Stenson capped off the best stretch of his career with the biggest payoff in golf. Stenson held off a brief challenge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and closed with a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over Spieth (64) and Steve Stricker (65).

The 37-year-old Swede also captured the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. Stenson earned $1.44 million for winning the tournament. Stenson, who two years ago was outside the top 200, moved to No. 4 in the world.

Stenson, who finished at 13-under 267, became the first European to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.

Tiger Woods, the No. 1 seed coming in, never recovered from his 73-71 start. He closed with a 67 to tie for 22nd and wound up second in the FedEx Cup. That still was worth a $3 million bonus.

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