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Watney takes 35th as Stenson wins Deutsche Bank

By From page B1 | September 03, 2013

NORTON, Mass. — The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship had something for everyone on Labor Day — mostly a trophy, finally, for Henrik Stenson.

Davis High graduate Nick Watney finished strong with three back-nine birdies on Monday to card a 4-under 67. His final total of 9-under was 13 strokes behind Stenson. Watney also moved up to 35th in the FedEx Cup standings

This season, Stenson was runner-up to Phil Mickelson at a major and Tiger Woods at a World Golf Championship, and he tied for third at the PGA Championship to keep climbing in the world ranking.

On Monday, Stenson surged past a fast-fading Sergio Garcia with three straight birdies, seized control with a 5-iron into 15 feet for another birdie right before the rain delay, and then put away Steve Stricker by holing out from the bunker for birdie late in the final round at the TPC Boston.

He wound up with a 5-under 66 and a two-shot win, and suddenly his summer is looking better than ever.

The 37-year-old Swede moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings after two playoff events, assuring him his first trip to the Tour Championship and a clear shot at the $10 million prize.

Wire and staff reports

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