[NEWS] Henrik Stenson takes the Wyndham Championship for first win of 2017
Henrik Stenson was not even supposed to be in the field this week at the Wyndham Championship. So of course he went out and won the tournament in record fashion at 22 under by a stroke over Ollie Schniederjans.
The tournament was a late add by Stenson because he needed to reach 15 starts on the PGA Tour to keep his card for the 2017-18 season. The PGA Championship last week was No. 12, but he was far enough down on the FedEx Cup points list that he wasn’t guaranteed more than two starts in the playoffs (only the top 70 advance to Round 3). So the Wyndham was a backup plan.
It was a pretty good backup plan, too, as Stenson fired rounds of 62-66-66-64 to reset the scoring record at this event.