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Henrik Stenson Leads Tour Championship 2013 at No. 1 Spot, May Win FedExCup

( [email protected] ) Sep 21, 2013 02:55 PM EDT
With just one more game to go on Sunday, Henrik Stenson is most likely going to win the Tour Championship as he continued his lead at No. 1 even after Saturday's play in heavy rain.
Henrik Stenson built a nine-shot lead at the turn Saturday at the Tour Championship 2013 on Sept. 21, 2013.

With just one more game to go on Sunday, Henrik Stenson is most likely going to win the Tour Championship as he continued his lead at No. 1 even after Saturday's play in heavy rain. Even if he were to lose the lead and finish second in Tour Championship, he would capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize. 

Stenson leads the Tour Championship, the final tour of the four FedExCup playoffs tournaments, by four strokes entering the weekend. While Stenson said he hopes to win both the Tour Championship trophy and the FedExCup, he would have to play pecially well until Sunday to bump Tiger Woods off the number one place in the FedExCup playoffs points to achieve his goal. 

Dustin Johnson now stands second in the Tour Championship and Steve Stricker in third. The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola games is held from September 19-22, 2013 at the East Lakes Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Stenson said he is focused on winning the two trophies and not the grand prize of Tour championship ($8 million) and the FedExCup ($3,440,000), a combined total of $11,440,000.

Since 2007, the PGA Tour started the FedExCup, a season-long points competition, offering $35 million in bonus money. Meanwhile , four playoff events will offer $32 million in prize money for 2013.

The Playoffs feature a progressive cut, beginning with The Barclays in New York (125 players), continuing with the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston (100 players) and the BMW Championship in Chicago (70 players). A reset takes place, seeding the top 30 players for the culminating Tour Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, where the FedExCup champion is crowned.