Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Henrik Stenson wins European Tour's World Tour Championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship on Sunday after shooting 8-under 64 in the final round.

The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai in the same season.

"It is still taking a little time to sink in what I've achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup, but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said.

Stenson had six birdies in the final round and finished with eagle at the 18th hole, leaving him at 25-under 263 for the tournament. It was his first victory of the season on the European Tour.

"To achieve the double double if you like in winning the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai on top of winning the PGA Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup takes some beating, I guess," Stenson said.

"I am just very, very pleased with the way I played. I knew it was going to be a tough week as I knew the guys like Justin (Rose) and Ian (Poulter) would come charging at me and try to catch me."

Poulter birdied his final two holes to shoot 66 and finish second at 19 under. He also finished in second in the Race to Dubai.

"I have to take my hat off to Henrik as he is unbelievable," Poulter said.

PGA: Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole finish at Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. English closed with 6-under 65 to finish at 21-under 263. Third-round leader Robert Karlsson had 72 to drop into a tie for sixth at 15 under.

LPGA: Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her second victory in her past four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke. Thompson, 18, made a 5-foot putt on the par-5 18th then won when Lewis missed her 5-foot try. Thompson closed with 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272, Seminole's Brittany Lincicome shot 74 and finished at 2-under 286.

FAMILY TRAGEDY: Jason Day's mother said eight of the Australian golfer's relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother. Day's mother, Dening, told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the player's uncle and six cousins also died in the typhoon, which has killed nearly 4,000 people and left more than a thousand missing. Day confirmed the deaths in a statement released by the PGA Tour.

At U.S. Open, Tiger Woods looking for win, the final piece of his return to golf

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Published: 06/13/18