Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedEx Cup

Tour Championship final leaderboard

  • -13: H Stenson (Swe)
  • -10: S Stricker (US), J Spieth (US)
  • -9: W Simpson (US)
  • -8: D Johnson (US)
  • -7: J Rose (Eng)
  • Selected others -5: S Garcia (Sp)
  • -4: P Mickelson (US)
  • Level: T Woods (US)

Sweden's Henrik Stenson became the first European winner of both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles - almost doubling his PGA Tour career earnings in one tournament.

How the FedEx Cup works

  • Players pick up points throughout the regular season in each event they play. Most tournaments give 500 points to the winner
  • The top 125 players enter the play-offs, which consist of four tournaments and where victory carries 2,500 points
  • The field is whittled down to 30 for the final event, the Tour Championship
  • Points are reset, so the number one player has 2,500 points, number two has 2,250 and so on to number 30, who has 210
  • In theory, all 30 players could win the FedEx Cup, but only the top five are guaranteed to take the trophy if they win the Tour Championship

Stenson carded a final round of 68 to win by three shots from United States pair Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.

He claimed the first prize of £875,000 and a £6.3m FedEx Cup bonus.

The 37-year-old, who had won £8.1m before arriving in Atlanta, had a four-shot lead ahead of the final round.

But his advantage was reduced to one when 20-year-old Spieth emerged from the chasing pack after sinking four consecutive birdies from the 13th.

He had already carded a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh, while Stenson dropped his first shot of the day on the 14th.

However, Spieth bogeyed the 17th when his approach plugged in a greenside bunker and Stenson holed from seven feet for a crucial birdie on the 15th.

"It was a tough day out there today and I am really satisfied with the way I hung in there," said Stenson.

"I didn't feel that confident with my game today. I had to battle it a little bit. I had to fight hard mentally."

Previous FedEx Cup winners

2012: B Snedeker (US)

2011: B Haas (US)

2010: J Furyk (US)

2009: T Woods (US)

2008: V Singh (Fij)

2007: T Woods (US)

Spieth, who only turned professional in December 2012 before claiming his first PGA Tour title in July as a teenager, carded a closing 64.

Stricker returned a 65 to join Spieth on 10 under, with England's Justin Rose three further shots behind after a final-round 67.

Tiger Woods carded a closing 67 to finish level par for the tournament and in a tie for 22nd place in the 30-man field.

The world number one was among five players - along with Stenson, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar - who knew a win would guarantee them the season-long FedEx Cup.