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.