Henrik Stenson leads Wyndham golf

Henrik Stenson leads Wyndham golf
Henrik Stenson leads Wyndham golf

22 August, 2017

Henrik Stenson will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Wyndham Championship after a third round four-under 66.

"I'm extremely happy", he said.

'It was a tight race and on the back nine it was anyone's tournament. "Made a couple of putts coming home and we find ourselves where we want to be".

Believing he had a two shot lead as he teed off at the 72nd hole, Stenson's approach finished just over the back of the green.

The final round included three holes-in-one.

"... It's the first step, and delighted to get a win this year".

Stenson had three consecutive birdies on Nos. 13, 15, 16 and 17. He also jumped from 75th to 23rd on the points list.

He made a schedule change to enter the tournament.

"It's certainly a good time to start firing". It's the first step and delighted to get a win this year. "I hit it ideal, hoping it was the right number and watched it go in". The Swede closed with a 64 to finish 22-under-par, one clear of Ollie Schniederjans of the USA.

Henrik Stenson leads Wyndham golf
Henrik Stenson leads Wyndham golf

Ryan Armour, who shared the second-round lead after shooting a 61 on Friday, slumped to a 72 despite an eagle on the fifth hole. "Billy Horschel and I did a lot of choreography work beforehand and nailed it, did the right high fives", Crane said about his post-ace celebration. "I would have taken that at the beginning of the day for sure and liked my chances".

Stenson's victory has catapulted him up 52 places to No.30 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Stenson's victory Sunday continued his torrent stretch that saw him finish in a tie for 13th place at the PGA Championship, tie for 17th place at the Bridgestone Invitational and tie for 11th place at the Open Championship. Na (68), missed his par putt in 18 and wound up in tied for fourth with Sabbatini (64) and Armour (64).

On a hot afternoon when spectators resorted to hand fans in an effort to keep cool, Henrik Stenson was red hot when it counted Sunday.

"It's amusing how it goes", Stenson said about making his fourth appearance here but first since 2012.

This is the final event of the regular season, with golfers aiming for top 125 spots in points to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Na had a 42-foot birdie roll on No. 2 for the first of his four front-side birdies. I came from the 16th one up which was the first time I was up in the game.

Jason Dufner and Ryan Moore are both at the 10-under mark while two-time major victor Retief Goosen is two shots further back after a fine five-under-par 65 from the South African. The top 125 qualify for The Northern Trust next week in NY. Henry (was 134), who was the last qualifier. Vaughn Taylor slipped from 119 to 124, but stayed in the hunt. It is a great idea - bring together some of the best golfers in Europe, seed half the field and set them off to go head to head. "Sure enough, it landed two paces short and rolled in just like a putt".

With the tournament being played less than two miles from the Atlantic Coast Conference headquarters, there was a true ACC feel for most of the day.

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