Jordan Spieth capped off a season for the ages in professional golf — capturing his
first TOUR Championship and along with it the FedEx Cup.
Spieth, 22, won his 5th PGA Tour title of the season Sunday. After surpassing Henrik Stenson late Saturday in round three, Spieth kept his distance at East Lake Golf Club finishing 9-under overall for a four-shot triumph.
A 6-to-1 betting pick at Wynn Las Vegas coming into the week, Spieth locked up his 7th worldwide triumph with his work at Atlanta and returned to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Stenson, who struggled with rounds of 72-72 on the weekend, finished runner-up for the third time in four FedEx Cup Playoffs events this season. Stenson opened with the week with a 63. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion drained a long putt to finish T-2 alongside Justin Rose and Aussie Danny Lee.
Dustin Johnson, who shot 64 Sunday, ended up T-5 with Paul Casey and Bubba Watson.
Jason Day, the FedEx Cup standings leader heading into Atlanta, finished 2-under and T-10.
Other Golf news:
- Lee, who won the Greenbrier Classic in early July, shot 5-under-65 in round four in Atlanta.
- Thongchai Jaidee (17-under) won the European Tour’s Porsche European Open by a stroke.
- Spieth’s victory marked his tour-best 15th Top 10 of the season.
- Mexico’s Esteban Toledo (9-under) held on to edge 66-year-old Tom Watson by a stroke at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. It marked his first victory of 2015 on the Champions Tour. Watson closed with a 67 to finish solo second, while Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie and Woody Austin were T-3.
- Andrew Loupe (5-under) captured the Web.com Tour Finals Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship by two shots.