Golf-Fowler wins Deutsche Bank as Stenson has late double-bogey
(Reuters) - American Rickie Fowler took advantage of a late Henrik Stenson double-bogey to clinch a one-stroke victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on Monday.
A closing three-under-par 68 at TPC Boston was enough for Fowler, who began the day one stroke behind Stenson.
Fowler finished at 15-under 269, while Swede Stenson (70) claimed second on 14-under after finding a hazard with his tee shot at the par-three 16th.
Stenson, who also finished second last week at The Barclays, missed a 14-foot birdie putt at the final hole, leaving Fowler the luxury of two-putting from 10 feet for the win.
“I didn’t have my best stuff early, made a couple mistakes and Henrik distanced himself a bit,” Fowler said after his third global win of the year, adding to victories at the Players Championship and Scottish Open.
The 26-year-old began his round in wild fashion, when he hooked his tee shot into a hazard, but he saved par and then eagled the par-five second, only to bogey the next two holes.
Unlike his late-round birdie binges at the Players Championship and Scottish Open, a steady bogey-free back nine got the job done for Fowler this time.
But he got some help from Stenson, who misclubbed with a seven-iron at the 16th and came up short. The double-bogey handed Fowler the lead for good.
“I obviously pulled the wrong club out at 16,” Stenson said. Continued...