Ricky Fowler celebrates at TPC Boston after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship
Norton, Mass - It was a mano a mano duel between of the games best. Henrik Stenson and
Rickie Fowler waged what felt like a Ryder Cup singles match with the rowdy beantown
faithful providing their usual brand of volume to the proceedings.
After a great 38 foot putt on the fourteenth, Fowler reached -15 and trailed Stenson by one
until to they reached the shortest hole at TPC Boston - the par 3 sixteenth. Stenson's 7 iron
tee shot came up short in the water hazard, Fowler hit his tee shot into a tough lie just
right of the green. Fowler executed an impressive and risky flop out of the thick rough to a
few feet to save his par. The two shot swing gave Fowler the lead at -15, and he nearly
slammed the door on the par 4 seventeenth, but just missed his 8 foot birdie attempt.
On the final hole both players hit good drives, but Stenson choose 3 wood and still had 230 yards
on his approach. Fowler piped his driver and had 189 yards left. Both players approaches rolled
through the firm green and into the collection area. Stenson and Fowler hit solid third shots, the
Swede opting to pitch his, while Fowler went with the "Texas Wedge". Neither were able to get
their shots close. When Stenson missed his birdie attempt, all Fowler had to do was two putt from
12 feet (which he did). The loss was a tough one for Stenson who had just finished second at the
Barclays the week prior. The win for Fowler was his third world wide win of the season and vaults
him to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings, and third in the Fedex Cup standings heading into
"This is bonus material, here," Fowler said. "We came into the season obviously wanting to play
well in the majors and to win a major; wasn't able to do that. But we wanted to win, and win more
than once. So we've done that. "And now it's about getting myself in a great position for Atlanta
and to see if we can get some more wins this season. I don't want to stop. I like coming and hanging
out here late on the final day. It's good with me."