Henrik Stenson stuck his second shot on the par-5 18th to a foot for a straightforward kick-in eagle to shoot a 64 on Sunday, and also cap off a six-shot victory at the DP World Tour Championship, the fourth and final event in the European Tour’s equivalent of the FedExCup.
With his eighth European Tour title, the Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tour’s FedExCup and European Tour’s Race to Dubai in the same season. In other words, Stenson is filthy rich and essentially a walking ATM machine.
“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, via the AP. “I have managed to do something very, very special here this week by winning both in America and the Race to Dubai.
“To achieve the double, double if you like in winning the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai on top of winning the PGA Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup takes some beating, I guess.”
“I am just very, very pleased with the way I played. I knew it was going to be a tough week as I knew the guys like Justin (Rose) and Ian (Poulter) would come charging at me and try to catch me.”
Poulter also graciously complimented his Lake Nona neighbor.
“I have to take my hat off to Henrik as he is unbelievable,” Poulter said.
“I tried to run him down as hard as I could but even with a sore wrist he has pressed on and I just could not get close enough. Henrik has not made a mistake all week and all I could do was make sure of second place and some valuable Ryder Cup points.”
The top four final finishers were: Stenson, Poulter, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell — all neighbors and residents of the Lake Nona community in Orlando.
Drinks and dinner on The Stense at G-Mac’s place!