Stenson wins Wyndham with closing round 64


Stenson wins Wyndham with closing round 64

The pair were tied at 13-under 127 for a one-shot lead over Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who led the morning groups with a four-under 66 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The world number nine is the highest-ranked player in the field, with most big names having a week off between the PGA and the start of the tour's FedExCup playoffs next week.

"I played good, and have been playing good for a while", Every said.

The American youngster was tipped by Coley at 80/1 each-way in his pre-tournament preview but he's now just 6/1 after a third-round 66 ensured he would enter the final round in a three-way tie for second along with Webb Simpson (7/2) and Kevin Na (6/1). Three bogeys and one birdie on the back nine were his ultimate undoing on his way to a two-under 68.

Stenson was at even par through his first 12 holes.

He had bogeys on the fourth and 11th holes to go with the two dropped shots on the seventh, but made up for them with eight birdies.

Stenson originally added this event simply to ensure he'd make the 15-start minimum requirement to keep his card, since he wasn't yet assured of a spot in the 70-man BMW Championship. It showed on the par-four sixth as he drained a 17-foot slightly downhill putt into the center of the cup.

The 23-year-old Queenslander finished 15-under for the tournament and was the co-leader in the clubhouse until American Ryan Armour finished at 17-under 263.

Henrik Stenson held off a spirited fightback from Ollie Schniederjans to clinch his first title of the year at the Wyndham Championship.

It was a pretty good backup plan, too, as Stenson fired rounds of 62-66-66-64 to reset the all-time scoring record at this event. Martin Flores, who started 139th jumped to 118th and made the playoffs for the first time since 2014.

Na has been one of the most steady golfers on the Tour over the past few years but has been unable to translate consistency into a win. The Swede closed with a 64 to finish 22-under-par, one clear of Ollie Schniederjans of the USA. "I like the position I'm in". "I feel like I'm in a good place mentally, I've kept my patience this week and keep on doing the things I know I need to do to produce good scores". "So, yeah, it's on my mind a little bit but right now I've got dinner on my mind and got to come out (today) and do my best".

Offaly's Shane Lowry is just four shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour after yet another stellar showing on Saturday.