For the third time in 2015, Rickie Fowler stood on the 18th green on Sunday with a chance to claim victory. For the second consecutive time, it was in come from behind fashion.
For the second time in as many weeks, Henrik Stenson notched his second runner-up finish in as many weeks in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Down the stretch, Fowler and Stenson exchanged jabs — and mistakes. On the 17th tee, it was Fowler who had the lead by one following a Stenson double-bogey on 16.
Both players made par on 17, leaving Fowler one shot ahead coming into the treacherous 18th hole at TPC Boston. Both players hit good drives but missed the green with their second shots, leaving difficult thirds.
Away and forced with a must-make 15 footer, Stenson missed high, leaving Fowler a two-putt for his third win world-wide in 2015.
With the win, Fowler all but assures himself the opportunity to control his own destiny in three weeks at the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Despite not collecting the win, Stenson’s second straight runner-up is good enough to put him safely into the top-5 in FedExCup points as he looks to claim his second $10 million prize in three years.
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