Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedEx Cup
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Sweden's Henrik Stenson became the first European winner of both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles - almost doubling his PGA Tour career earnings in one tournament.
Stenson carded a final round of 68 to win by three shots from United States pair Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.
He claimed the first prize of £875,000 and a £6.3m FedEx Cup bonus.
The 37-year-old, who had won £8.1m before arriving in Atlanta, had a four-shot lead ahead of the final round.
But his advantage was reduced to one when 20-year-old Spieth emerged from the chasing pack after sinking four consecutive birdies from the 13th.
He had already carded a hat-trick of birdies from the seventh, while Stenson dropped his first shot of the day on the 14th.
However, Spieth bogeyed the 17th when his approach plugged in a greenside bunker and Stenson holed from seven feet for a crucial birdie on the 15th.
"It was a tough day out there today and I am really satisfied with the way I hung in there," said Stenson.
"I didn't feel that confident with my game today. I had to battle it a little bit. I had to fight hard mentally."
Spieth, who only turned professional in December 2012 before claiming his first PGA Tour title in July as a teenager, carded a closing 64.
Stricker returned a 65 to join Spieth on 10 under, with England's Justin Rose three further shots behind after a final-round 67.
Tiger Woods carded a closing 67 to finish level par for the tournament and in a tie for 22nd place in the 30-man field.
The world number one was among five players - along with Stenson, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar - who knew a win would guarantee them the season-long FedEx Cup.