Henrik Stenson Wins FedExCup Title, Cash
Stenson, who is as well known for his on-the-course anger management issues as he is for his golf game, is certainly a deserving 2013 PGA Season champion. His triumph undoubtedly marks his biggest achievement to date, and hopefully he'll use some of the money to buy a golf shirt with properly fitting sleeves.
On the other end of the spectrum, of course, was Tiger Woods. Weighted as the heavy favorite to win the FedExCup prior to the playoffs, Woods finished a disappointing second in the final standings behind Stenson. His play at East Lake was equally as disappointing, coming as the result of "running out of gas" according to Woods.
Which, of course, is puzzling.
Woods is certainly allowed to be tired. As much as his dissenters may have you believe otherwise, Woods is still human. However, he is also a man who plays far fewer events in a calendar year -- 16 events in 2013 -- than his peers. Woods is also one of the most athletic and conditioned players on the PGA Tour. Is it possible that he was really too tired to play just one more event for the season?
Well, before the Presidents Cup. And an exhibition match in China against Rory McIlroy. Can't forget about those.
At any rate, Stenson deserves the spotlight as we close the final chapter on the 2013 PGA Tour season. Should he continue his strong play into 2014, there is no doubt Stenson will be a favorite to win a major next year.