Stenson wins Hero World Challenge for 1st title since 2017
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Henrik Stenson fired a final-round 66 to top the stacked Hero World Challenge leaderboard and claim his first worldwide win since the 2017 Wyndham Championship.

The Swede entered Saturday's round trailing by one shot and jockeyed with Jon Rahm, Tiger Woods, and Justin Thomas for top spot all day. It wasn't until the back nine that Stenson began to separate himself from the pack.

After Rahm went eagle-birdie to grab a one-shot edge at 17-under, Stenson hit a piercing 5-wood from 259 yards to tap-in eagle range to regain the lead - ultimately the deciding shot of the tournament.

Though his win is not considered an official PGA Tour victory, Stenson earned 46 Official World Ranking points for his efforts, 12 more than he received for his last victory in 2017. He also collects $1 million in prize money.

Here's how the top of the leaderboard finished in the Bahamas:

Place Player To Par R4 Score
1 Henrik Stenson -18 66
2 Jon Rahm -17 66
3 Patrick Reed -16 66
4 Tiger Woods -14 69
T5 Justin Rose -13 65
T5 Justin Thomas -13 70

Tiger held the solo lead for a brief moment after making back-to-back birdies on the front nine, but the tournament host played his final 11 holes at even-par to settle into fourth place.

Rahm fell one shot short in his title defense. The 25-year-old Spaniard has finished first or second in four of his last five worldwide starts.

Eleven Americans from the 18-man field will now head to Australia for the Presidents Cup. The competition begins Thursday, Dec. 12 at Royal Melbourne.

Stenson wins Hero World Challenge for 1st title since 2017
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