Swede Stenson gets another big payday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship on Sunday after shooting an 8-under 64 in the final round.
The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai in the same season.
"It is still taking a little time to sink in what I've achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said.
Stenson had six birdies in the final round before finishing with an eagle at the 18th hole left him at 25 under for the tournament. It was his first victory of the season on the European Tour.
Stenson earned $1,333,300 for the tournament victory and $1 million for winning the Race to Dubai.
In September, Stenson won the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship to take the FedEx Cup title and a $10 million bonus.
Ian Poulter birdied his closing two holes to shoot a 66 and finish second at 19 under. He also finished in second in the Race to Dubai.
Victor Dubuisson of France shot a 71 to claim third place at 17 under. Rory McIlroy continues to show signs of returning to form, closing with a 67 to share fifth place at 15-under par. Justin Rose shot a 70 in the final round and shared 10th place with Sweden's Peter Hanson.
In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole Sunday finish at Mayakoba.
English closed with a 6-under 65 after completing the third round in the morning with a 68. He moved into contention Saturday morning in the second round, matching the lowest round of his tour career with a 62.
Brian Stuard shot a 67 to finish second.
In Guadalajara, Mexico, Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
The 18-year-old Thompson made a 5-foot putt on the par-5 18th, then won when Lewis missed her 5-foot try. Thompson closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272 at Guadalajara Country Club.
World Tour Championship
Henrik Stenson -25
Ian Poulter -19
Victor Dubuisson -16
Joost Luiten -16
Rory McIlroy -15
Luke Donald -15
Lee Westwood -15
Jamie Donaldson -14
Miguel Angel Jimenez -14