Henrik Stenson wins the World Challenge when Tiger Woods fades away

Henrik Stenson he almost did albatross in hole 15 on the way to a one shot victory over Jon Rahm in the Hero world challenge Saturday as host of the tournament Tiger Woods It faded on the stretch in the Bahamas.

Stenson hit a powerful approach shot from 260 yards that almost dripped in par five, and the tap-in eagle gave him the only advantage of Rahm, which ended quickly.

The Swede remained nervous on the stretch with three straight pairs, marking six under par 66 in Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence.

I made some crucial crucial saves on 11 and 14 and, obviously, the shot of the day went from five woods to a couple of inches at 15, Stenson said in a green interview after finishing at 18 under 270.

His first victory in more than two years will not be official for record purposes in the PGA Tour due to the small field of 18 men.

Defending champion Rahm, who also stayed in 15th place, although with a 30-foot putt, shot 66 for second place.

Patrick Reed (66) was among the five players in dispute in the last nine.

The American finished two drifting punches in third place, a two-shot penalty he received during the third round he returned to pursue him.

Woods was tied in the lead with five holes remaining, but he hit three poor shots in a row on the way to a bogey on the 14th hole and was never a threat thereafter.

With a 69, he finished four shots in fourth place in a final competitive start before leading the US team as captain in the Presidents Cup in Australia next week.

Night leader Gary Woodland He fell four shots in the first four holes, threw 73 and came seventh.


Stenson, the 2016 British Open champion, had suffered a mediocre year and was so disappointed with his 44th place in the European Tour final season event in Dubai two weeks ago that he had a lesson with coach Pete Cowen.

I entered with a better feeling, said the 43-year-old man.

Still, confidence can be a little higher sometimes (but) I'm really happy with the way I hung up in the last nine.

He had sunk to 40th place in the world, but with the victory he is projected to jump to the top 30.

I had been in the top 10 in the world for five or six years in a row, so that's where we want to be and I feel that when I'm playing to my potential, I can certainly compete with the best, he said.