Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship last year.
Norton, MA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The PGA Tour is in Massachusetts this week for the Deutsche Bank Championship, which gets underway on Friday and ends on Labor Day.
Henrik Stenson was coming off a hot stretch last summer in which he took second at the Open Championship, shared second at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and finished third at the PGA Championship.
As hot as that run was, it was just a foreshadowing of what was to come. Stenson fired four rounds in the 60s at the TPC Boston to beat Steve Stricker by two strokes.
If that wasn't enough, Stenson went on to win the Tour Championship and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai; which was the season-finale on the European Tour. With those wins, he won the PGA Tour's FedExCup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai.
Timely win for Mahan
By Kevin Currie, Golf Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Next week, United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will announce what three players he will add to his squad for the biennial event, which will be at Gleneagles this year.
As with most captains, you would assume Watson is looking at who is playing best in the weeks leading up to selecting his picks.
Hunter Mahan, who may have already been among the group Watson was watching, had to have caught the captains' eye on Sunday. Mahan rallied with a 65 to win The Barclays.
The victory was significant for a pair of reasons. The first being that Mahan extended Jim Furyk's run of losing 54-hole leads to eight in a row. Furyk, who is winless since the 2010 season, has already locked up his spot on the Ryder Cup team, so he didn't have that added pressure entering the final round at Ridgewood.