NORTON, Mass. — Rickie Fowler delivered all a right shots Monday during a Deutsche Bank Championship, and afterwards he delivered some champagne.
He stood nearby a timber vituperation unaware a dozen rows of reporters, hoisting an dull bottle in one palm and a microphone in a other.
“Let’s finish off a year right,” Fowler said.
He positively showed he is able after a relocating duel with Henrik Stenson during a TPC Boston.
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Trailing by 3 shots early on a behind nine, Fowler rolled in a 40-foot putt on a 14th hole to lift within one and afterwards seized control when Stenson strike a soaring tee shot that came down brief and into a H2O for double-bogey on a par-3 16th.
That multiple sent Fowler to another large win. He sealed with a 3-under 68 for a one-shot feat that positive him of a mark in a tip 5 during a Tour Championship and a transparent shot during a $10 million reward in a FedEx Cup.
Fowler won The Players Championship in a three-hole playoff in May. He won a Scottish Open with 3 birdies on a final 4 holes.
“Being in those positions before, we unequivocally felt unequivocally ease out there,” he said. “I knew what we was perplexing to do. Knew what we had to do. And was unequivocally many prepared to do it.”
“They’ve clearly played a best out of anyone over a past few months to integrate of years,” Fowler said. “So I’m perplexing to be a tiny fourth thrown in there. But there’s a lot of other unequivocally good immature players personification good right now, as well.”
Stenson was a runner-up in a FedEx Cup playoff eventuality for a second true week, and this one total to sting.
He holed a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 10 for a three-shot lead. And when Fowler strike a confidant 5-wood to 10 feet for birdie on No. 11 for a two-shot swing, a Swede answered with a 35-foot birdie on a 12th to revive a pillow to dual shots.
It all altered fast and dramatically on a par-3 16th.
“I apparently pulled a wrong bar on 16 and was perplexing to get a many out of a 7-iron into a breeze and ballooned that one a small bit, and that was a essential mistake. Making double there was unequivocally a killer,” Stenson said. “I attempted to get those dual shots behind or during slightest one to force a playoff on a final dual holes and couldn’t conduct to do it.”
The final hour was each bit as relocating as The Players Championship in May, solely instead of 5 players carrying a possibility to win, this was a duel between Fowler and Stenson a whole behind nine.
Fowler didn’t make any birdies after his prolonged putt on a 14th, though he didn’t have to. He thrived off a tee and his iron play into a greens. Swinging freely, he was never unequivocally out of position until he went usually prolonged of a immature on a par-5 shutting hole with his second shot.
He played it protected with a dabble to 10 feet, putting vigour on Stenson to a unequivocally end.
Fowler finished during 15-under 269 and altered to No. 3 in a FedEx Cup behind Day and Spieth, with Stenson during No. 4 and Bubba Watson during No. 5.
Charley Hoffman bounced behind from a 76 to tighten with a 67 and finish alone in third.
One of a loudest cheers was for a actor who had no possibility to win. William McGirt was on a verge of being separated from a FedEx Cup when he holed a 7-iron from a fairway on No. 17 for eagle. A standard on a 18th hole authorised him to hide into a tip 70 and allege to a third playoff event, in dual weeks north of Chicago.
Hunter Mahan kept his strain going by shutting with a 70 to tie for fourth, relocating him from No. 91 to No. 52. Mahan is a usually actor who has never missed a FedEx Cup playoff eventuality given this array began in 2007. Jerry Kelly done birdie on a final hole for a 72 to get into a tip 70. Keegan Bradley also got in.
Two other players imploded on a behind 9 to finish their seasons.
Kevin Streelman seemed to be protected in a tip 70 until he shot 42 on a behind 9 for a 77. Carlos Ortiz of Mexico had 4 true birdies and was creation a late bid for Chicago until he took triple-bogey on No. 9 and afterwards shot 41 on a behind 9 for a 71.
There were no changes to a Presidents Cup, nonetheless Matt Jones of Australia consumed a good chance. He indispensable usually third place to make a International team, though he done dual double-bogeys in 3 holes to start a behind 9 and finished in a five-way tie for fourth.
Stenson now has been runner-up 4 times this year but winning, and this was each bit as good a possibility to win as Bay Hill.
“It’s in a right direction, for sure,” Stenson said. “Always unsatisfactory when we can’t finish a pursuit when you’re in good position. But we have to take a positives.”