Golf-Fowler wins Deutsche Bank as Stenson has late double-bogey

Mon Sep 7, 2015 9:39pm EDT
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(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...

Sep 7, 2015; Norton, MA, USA; Rickie Fowler hits out of a bunker onto the 7th green to set up a birdie during the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC of Boston. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports