Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Henrik Stenson wins Wyndham Championship by one over Ollie Schniederjans

Henrik Stenson wins Wyndham Championship by one over Ollie Schniederjans

Henrik Stenson came on at the right time Sunday at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. His 22-under par included the most birdies in the field (29) for the week - a flawless ingredient in a recipe for success.

Schniederjans finished with a blemish-free round of six-under 64 which culminated in back-to-back birdies but Stenson finished in style with four birdies over the final six holes.

Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer won key matches, and Gerina Piller sealed it with a birdie putt that put her 3 up over Florentyna Parker with three to play in a 4-and-2 victory.

Henrik Stenson, left, with his caddie at the 18th hole in the third round.

He proceeded to birdie 18 for a 7-under 63, and what a clutch one that was. "I didn't know he birdied". The tournament dates to 1938 when Sam Snead won the first of eight times.

At 22 under, Stenson set a new tournament scoring record at Sedgefield Country Club. Getting inside the top 125 secured his card and a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begins this week.

As the graphic showed, Flores moved to a projection of 123rd in FedEx Cup points after that ace.

The PGA Tour season ended on Sunday and with it went the hopes of two Canadian golfers, David Hearn and Brad Fritsch. He sank a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 13 and two holes later, he settled for birdie after missing a 35-foot eagle putt on No. 15.

"I was very aware of [where I was in the standings]", Flores said.

The 41-year-old looked comfortable all week on a course where he had never made a cut let alone tasted prior success, thanks to a consistent game plan that saw him leave his driver in his locker in search of position rather than power from the tee. Hybrids and his 3-wood were his best friends as he constantly found the fairways. Been standing in the shadows in my locker all week. Ryan Armour and Rory Sabbatini shot 64s and joined Kevin Na (68), who played the last round with Stenson, as finishers at 17 under to share fourth place.

"Obviously, what I've done so far is working pretty well, and I'm playing the course the way I think it's best for me", Stenson said. "At the beginning of the day, I would have taken a 64 and liked my chances of winning".

Schniederjans had been in contention before in the final round this season.

"When you've done this for as long as I have, you kind of miss the kids and being at home at times, too".

"Feels good to inch ahead and get that 6th win", Stenson said.

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