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Golf: Swede Stenson wins FedEx Cup

Sweden's Henrik Stenson earned the biggest payday in golf by closing with a two-under 68 Sunday to claim two trophies in one day -- the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title. Stenson finished with a 13-under 267 overall score to beat Jordan Spieth by three strokes at the East Lake course, giving him the Tour Championship and its $1.4 million payout, along with the FedEx Cup title with its $10 million prize. Stenson became the first European to win both the FedEx Cup and The Tour Championship.

Johnson uses late charge to win BMW Championship

(Reuters) - Zach Johnson fired a bogey-free 65 in Monday's final round to win the weather-delayed BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, used a late charge to finish at 16-under-par 268 for a two-stroke victory over fellow American Nick Watney (64) in the penultimate event of the FedExCup playoffs.

Golf: Heavy rain postpones finish for PGA playoff event

A heavy rainstorm Sunday postponed completion of the final round of the $8 million BMW Championship, the penultimate event of the US PGA Tour playoffs. Only six players finished their final rounds at par-71 Conway Farms, where play was delayed twice before officials halted the round until Monday morning. There were still 22 players in the field of 70 yet to tee off, including US leader Jim Furyk, who matched the tour record low round with a 59 on Friday and followed with a 69 on Saturday to stand on 13-under par 200 for 54 holes.

Furyk one ahead at Conway Farms, Tiger four back

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Jim Furyk, co-leader overnight with Brandt Snedeker, withstood strong runs from Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker to move one stroke in front after Saturday's third round of the BMW Championship. Fresh from his stunning 12-under-par 59 on Friday, American Furyk recorded three birdies after the turn before bogeying the last for a two-under 69 on a sunny day at Conway Farms Golf Club where the breezes strengthened in the afternoon.

Furyk becomes sixth member of '59 club'

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Jim Furyk became only the sixth player to shoot a magical 59 on the PGA Tour with a sizzling display of near flawless shot-making in Friday's second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. Despite breezy conditions on the outskirts of Chicago, the American piled up 11 birdies, one bogey and an eagle at the par-four 15th to fire a course record 12-under 59 that left him in a tie for the lead after 36 holes with compatriot Brandt Snedeker.

Golf: Furyk fires 59 at BMW Championship

Jim Furyk became just the sixth golfer in US PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 on Friday, reaching golf's magic number in the second round of the BMW Championship. Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a birdie at the ninth hole. He had 11 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard. bb/gph

Golf: Furyk fires 59 at BMW Championship

Jim Furyk became just the sixth golfer in US PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 on Friday, reaching golf's magic number in the second round of the BMW Championship. Furyk capped his round at the par-71 Conway Farms Golf Club with a birdie at the ninth hole. He had 10 birdies, one eagle and one bogey and joined Brandt Snedeker atop the leaderboard. bb/gph

Donald banks on home advantage to salvage season

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Reuters) - Luke Donald could not have hand-picked a more suitable venue for this week's BMW Championship as he aims to end what has been a disappointing season, by his lofty standards, with a flourish. Winless since he clinched his first victory on the Japan Golf Tour at the Dunlop Phoenix in November, Donald knows the par-71 layout at Conway Farms Golf Club better than anyone else in the field, having been a member here for more than a decade.

Different Cup headaches for captains Couples and Price

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Presidents Cup captains Fred Couples and Nick Price face very different challenges as they mull over the various options for their two wild card picks to be announced on Wednesday for the biennial team competition. While U.S. captain Couples is spoiled for choice with an impressive array of former major winners and emerging talent, his International counterpart Price is likely to opt for form given the relative lack of experience among his candidates.

Garcia sets pace at wet TPC Boston

By Simon Evans 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).
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