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Henrik Stenson knows better than most players how it feels to go from the depths of a slump to the elite in golf.
He’s done it twice now.
And the second time was sweeter — and richer.
Not even among the top 200 players in the world two years ago, Stenson capped off the best three months of his career with a command performance Sunday in the Tour Championship in Atlanta. With a birdie to thwart a late charge by Jordan Spieth, followed by three pars from the sand, the 37-year-old Swede closed with a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory to capture the FedEx Cup.
He walked away with $11.44 million — $10 million for the FedEx Cup and $1.44 million for winning the Tour Championship.