Sep 22, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Henrik Stenson on the 8th green during the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Henrik Stenson earns $11.44 million with two titles in one day


Henrik Stenson hung on to win the Tour Championship at East Lake Country Club on Sunday.  The 37-year-old Swede shot a 2-under 68 and with it earned a $1.44 million paycheck.  But that’s not all.

Stenson had to finish in at least second to secure the overall title in the FedEx Cup, obviously he did that, and has also earned a $10 million check as a result.  $11.44 million in one day: not too shabby.

Prior to today’s round, Stenson talked about the possibility of winning two titles in one day.

“Of course, I want to win two,” Stenson told the Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson, via Golf.com. “If I can’t win two, I’ll be very pleased to win one. If I’m winning nothing, it will probably be not so sweet from this position. But I didn’t have anything when I came here, so we’ll see what we’ll leave with.”

Tiger Woods ended up with a 3-under 67, and all but guaranteed himself a second place finish – and $3 million payday – in the FedEx Cup standings.  Players will get a week off before they vie for another title at the Presidents Cup.

Stenson became the first European to win the Tour Championship since its inception.

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