NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson crowned his second comeback from serious slumps in form when he won the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sunday.
The Swede has been threatening to win throughout this season – finishing second at the British Open and third in the PGA Championship with a second-place finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational sandwiched in between.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Steve Stricker earned a place on the United States team for the Presidents Cup after a second-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday moved him ahead of Webb Simpson.
American veteran Stricker was the only player on either team to move into the top 10 in the Cup points standings in the final week of qualification as he guaranteed automatic selection for October’s showdown with the Internationals.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots with a five-under-par round of 66, leaving him with a tournament record-tying total of 22-under 262 at the TPC Boston on Monday.
Stenson, enjoying a rich run of form, moves above Tiger Woods into top spot in the FedExCup standings after the second of the PGA Tour’s four lucrative playoff events.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Rookie of the Year favorite Jordan Spieth sent United States Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples a timely reminder of his form with a superb, closing 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
The 20-year-old Texan has emerged as a strong candidate to be named as one of Couples’ two captain’s picks for the October 3-6 showdown with the Internationals at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
By Simon Evans
(Reuters) – After unexpectedly leading the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance with some spectacular performances, quarterback Colin Kaepernick faces the challenge of proving he can deliver the goods for a full NFL season.
A year ago, the strong-armed quarterback was preparing for a second season as the backup in San Francisco but an injury to incumbent starter Alex Smith midway through the campaign offered him a chance to prove himself.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Canada’s Graham DeLaet is following the ice hockey tradition of not shaving during the playoffs and the superstition appears to be working after he shot the week’s best round so far at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday.
DeLaet’s nine-under 62 at TPC Boston, coming after he bogeyed the first hole, left him at 16-under par for the tournament, just three strokes behind leader Sergio Garcia.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – With birdies galore at a damp TPC Boston on Sunday, overnight leader Sergio Garcia shot a fine six-under 65 to hold a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Swede Henrik Stenson’s 66 took him within two shots of Garcia while Canada’s Graham DeLaet produced a sparkling nine-under 62 to sit one further adrift along with American Steve Stricker (63).
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Spain’s Sergio Garcia held a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday after a fine six-under par 65 at a wet TPC Boston.
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson’s 66 took him within two shots of Garcia while Canada’s Graham DeLaet produced a sparkling, nine-under round of 62 to sit three strokes behind Garcia along with American Steve Stricker (63).
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson conceded he “lost it” during the back nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday but was delighted that he managed to use his famous recovery skills to stay in the hunt.
The joint overnight leader after producing an eight-under par 63 on Friday, Mickelson shot an even par 71 in the third round on Saturday thanks to birdies at the final two holes.
NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – The New England Patriots cut quarterback Tim Tebow from their roster on Saturday throwing serious doubt over the former college star’s future in the professional game.
Tebow, joined the Patriots this off-season after he was released by the New York Jets where he spent last year as a rarely used back-up to Mark Sanchez.