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Sep 24, 2013

Kuchar assesses ‘best year’, fatigue and Woods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Just like Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar did not play well at the season-ending Tour Championship after succumbing to a hectic schedule but the American can still reflect on the “best year” of his career on the PGA Tour.

Kuchar won two big events on the U.S. circuit during 2013, including his first World Golf Championships (WGC) crown, and was especially proud of his consistency as he made the cut in every one of his 23 starts.

Sep 23, 2013

Tiger Woods says ‘very satisfied’ with five-win season

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods ended his 2013 PGA Tour campaign with an unimpressive tie for 22nd at the Tour Championship on Sunday but, in all likelihood, will earn Player of the Year honours which are to be announced late next week.

Though he has not been at his best in the last three FedExCup playoff events, the world number one has piled up five victories on the U.S. circuit this season, three more than anyone else.

Sep 23, 2013

Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedExCup

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson held his nerve to fend off a last-day charge by Jordan Spieth and win the season-ending Tour Championship by three shots on Sunday, along with FedExCup honours and the mind-boggling $10 million bonus.

Four strokes in front overnight in the fourth and final playoff event, Stenson saw his lead briefly cut to one on the back nine before he birdied the 15th on the way to his fourth title on the U.S. circuit, and his second of the year.

Sep 23, 2013

Stenson scales new heights after long road back

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Having twice plunged extraordinary depths in his career after scaling impressive heights, Henrik Stenson savored double satisfaction on Sunday after winning both the Tour Championship and FedExCup honors.

The Swede clinched the PGA Tour’s season finale by three shots after carding a two-under-par 68 on a hot, muggy afternoon at East Lake Golf Club. He will match his previous high when he climbs to fourth in the world rankings on Monday.

Sep 23, 2013

Spieth ends fairytale PGA Tour debut with a flourish

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rookie sensation Jordan Spieth ended a fairytale PGA Tour season in scintillating fashion at the Tour Championship on Sunday, chasing tournament leader Henrik Stenson hard before finishing in a tie for second.

Aged just 20, American Spieth reeled off three consecutive birdies from the seventh, and four in a row from the 13th to raise hopes of a second victory on the U.S. circuit before his title bid ended with a bogey at the 17th.

Sep 23, 2013

Spieth ends fairytale PGA Tour debut with a flourish

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rookie sensation Jordan Spieth ended a fairytale PGA Tour season in scintillating fashion at the Tour Championship on Sunday, chasing tournament leader Henrik Stenson hard before finishing in a tie for second.

Aged just 20, American Spieth reeled off three consecutive birdies from the seventh, and four in a row from the 13th to raise hopes of a second victory on the U.S. circuit before his title bid ended with a bogey at the 17th.

Sep 22, 2013

Woods says ‘very satisfied’ with five-win season

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods ended his 2013 PGA Tour campaign with an unimpressive tie for 22nd at the Tour Championship on Sunday but, in all likelihood, will earn Player of the Year honors which are to be announced late next week.

Though he has not been at his best in the last three FedExCup playoff events, the world number one has piled up five victories on the U.S. circuit this season, three more than anyone else.

Sep 22, 2013

Golf-Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedExCup

ATLANTA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson held his nerve to fend off a last-day charge by Jordan Spieth and win the season-ending Tour Championship by three shots on Sunday, along with FedExCup honours and the mind-boggling $10 million bonus.

Four strokes in front overnight in the fourth and final playoff event, Stenson saw his lead briefly cut to one on the back nine before he birdied the 15th on the way to his fourth title on the U.S. circuit, and his second of the year.

Sep 22, 2013

Stenson cruising to lucrative win at East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, playing rock-steady golf, was heading toward a runaway victory and biggest payday of his career after moving five shots clear midway through Sunday’s final round of the Tour Championship.

With the FedExCup playoff title and a bonus jackpot of $10 million also on the line at East Lake Golf Club, Stenson birdied the par-four seventh to reach the turn in one-under 34, 12 under for the tournament.

Sep 21, 2013

Timely return to form for Johnson at East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – A week after struggling badly with his putting and only just qualifying for the Tour Championship, Dustin Johnson has regained form to give himself a chance of winning the PGA Tour’s season-ending event.

The long-hitting American played superb golf in difficult scoring conditions at a rainy East Lake on Saturday, firing a three-under-par 67 to end the third round at seven-under 203, alone in second place, four strokes behind leader Henrik Stenson.