Henrik Stenson had no business not finishing at least runner-up to Jordan Spieth in the FedEx Cup. The 2013 winner of golf's biggest payday led again at East Lake through nearly three rounds and then shared the lead with Spieth heading to the back nine on Sunday. But after a shank (yes, a shank) on No. 17 led to a double bogey, Stenson had fallen to fourth place in the tournament and third in the playoffs.
On No. 18, the deflated Swede looked like he was just going through the motions and trying to stay out of Spieth's way. He quickly hit an iron that found the left side of East Lake's long par-3 18th and then took little time when assessing his 57-footer for birdie. Then, this happened:
The unlikely putt gave Stenson a T-2 at the Tour Championship and gave him just enough points to move ahead of Jason Day for second place overall. So what, you say? Well, it meant an extra $1 million for Stenson and one fewer million for Day.
The FedEx Cup was built for moments like these. Unfortunately, like usual, those players involved probably had no clue what was going on.