Stenson enjoys another payday
Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday to become the first player to sweep the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
The Swede closed with an 8-under 64 to finish at 25-under 263, six strokes ahead of second-place Ian Poulter on Jumeriah’s Earth Course. Poulter shot a 66, and also finished second in the Race to Dubai.
Stenson earned $1,333,300 for the tournament victory and $1 million for winning the Race to Dubai.
In September, Stenson won the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship to take the FedEx Cup title and a $10 million bonus.
Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole finish at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
English closed with a 6-under 65 after completing the third round in the morning with a 68. He moved into contention Saturday morning in the second round, matching the lowest round of his tour career with a 62.
The 24-year-old former University of Georgia star finished at a tournament-record 21-under 263. He won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June in Tennessee for his first PGA Tour victory. English and Rory McIlroy are the only current players under 25 with multiple PGA Tour victories.
Brian Stuard shot a 67 to finish second.
Third-round leader Robert Karlsson had a 72 to drop into a tie for sixth at 15 under.
Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalaja, Mexico, for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
The 18-year-old Thompson made a 5-foot putt on the par-5 18th, then won when Lewis missed her 5-foot try.
Thompson closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272 at Guadalajara Country Club. She won the 2011 LPGA Navistar Classic at 16, and took the LPGA Malaysia last month for her second tour title.
The third-ranked Lewis, a three-time winner this year, had a 68.
So Yeon Ryu was third at 13 under after a 69.
Top-ranked Inbee Park finished fourth at 11 under to wrap up the points-based player of the year award with one event left. She is the first South Korean player to win the award.
Adam Scott successfully defended his Australian Masters title in Melbourne for his second victory in two weeks, scrambling for an even-par 71 and a two-shot victory at wind-swept Royal Melbourne.
American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. Kuchar had a 68 to finish second.
Vijay Singh, one of four players tied for second at the start of play, finished third after a 71.
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