April 24, 2014

Stricker finishes 3rd in FedEx Cup playoffs

Henrik Stenson finished off the best stretch of his career Sunday with the biggest

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker

payoff in golf.

Stenson closed with a 2-under par 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over 20-year old Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.  The 37-year-old Stenson won the FedEx Cup and its $10-million bonus.  He also earns $1.44 million for winning the Tour Championship.

Spieth finished with a 64 and Stricker a 65.

Tiger Woods went into the tournament as the No. 1 seed, but rounds of 73 and 71 during the first two days never allowed him to get close to Stenson.  Woods shot a final round 67 to tie for 22nd, his worst finish ever at East Lake.  He wound up placing second in the FedEx Cup, earning a $3-million bonus.

Stricker had birdie opportunities on the last two holes but missed.  Had Stricker made one of them, he would have earned an extra $1-million.  Instead of finishing second in the FedEx Cup, Stricker had to settle for third and the $2 million bonus.