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Henrik Stenson wins Deutsche Bank Classic by 2 shots over Steve Stricker

Henrik Stenson and his son, Karl, know who’s No. 1 following his triumph at TPC Boston.
Henrik Stenson and his son, Karl, know who’s No. 1 following his triumph at TPC Boston.matthew j. lee/globe staff

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NORTON — Slutligen!

Henrik Stenson can be forgiven for screaming the Swedish word that means “finally.” After the summer he had on the golf course, the opportunities he created, and the close calls that frustratingly followed, winning a tournament was Stenson’s obvious — maybe inevitable — next step.

Anyone familiar with Stenson’s recent form won’t be surprised that he won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, shooting a 5-under-par 66 at TPC Boston to turn a two-shot deficit at the start of the final round into a two-shot win by the end. Stenson withstood a pushed-back start because of morning rain, a two-hour delay because of afternoon rain, and a cast of challengers that ranged in age from 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to 46-year-old Steve Stricker.

Few people have been able to beat Stenson since mid-July. Over Labor Day weekend, nobody could.

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