Henrik Stenson wins Wyndham Championship

 

Henrik Stenson came to the Wyndham Championship to increase his position in the Fed Ex Cup rankings.  With his record setting performance Sunday, mission accomplished.

Stenson won with a tournament-record 22-under 258, topping the previous tournament record at the Wyndham Championship of 21-under 259 (Si Woo Kim/2016, Carl Pettersson/2008).

With the victory, Stenson collects 500 points and moves from No. 75 to No. 23 in the FedExCup standings.

Stenson records his sixth PGA TOUR victory in his 170th start, with his most recent victory coming at the 2016 Open Championship. Prior to that, he won two FedExCup Playoffs events, the 2013 Dell Technologies Championship and 2013 TOUR Championship en route to winning the 2013 FedExCup.

Stenson wins in his 13th start on the PGA TOUR this season. He has five missed cuts and seven top-25s, including a T2 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and a T7 at the Valspar Championship.

Ollie Schniederjan’s posted the day’s only bogey-free round – a 6-under 64 – to finish a career best second and just one stroke behind Henrik Stenson at 21-under par. He birdied three of his final four holes, nearly holing out for eagle on the par-4 18th hole from 164 yards out, leaving a birdie putt from 21 inches.

In 25 starts this season, Schniederjans has five top-10s, with his runner-up effort his first since a T3 at the RBC Heritage in April.

A final-round 3-under 67 led to a solo third-place finish at 18-under par for 2011 Wyndham Championship winner Webb Simpson. Simpson also improved his position heading to the Fed Ex Cup playoffs moving up from 37th to 25th.

Kevin Na finished T4 for his second-consecutive top-10 finish in Greensboro (T10 in 2016).

Na, Rory Sabbatini, and Ryan Armour tied for fourth at 17-under par.

The following players entered the week outside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings and finished inside the top 125 to advance to the FedExCup Playoffs: Martin Flores (No. 139 to No. 118), Rory Sabbatini (No. 148 to No. 122), Harold Varner III (No. 138 to No. 123), J.J. Henry (No. 134 to No. 125).

The following players entered the week inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings and finished outside the top 125: Zac Blair (No. 120 to No. 126), David Hearn (No. 121 to No. 128), Seamus Power (No. 123 to No. 130), Daniel Summerhays (No. 124 to No. 131).

The PGA Tour now moves to the first stop in the Fed Ex Cup playoffs at the Northern Trust Open, at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Old Westbury, NY.

 

 

 

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