Steve Stricker claimed his first win in four years and gained maximum FedEx Cup points in Westchester, New York.
The 40-year-old American took a one shot lead into the final round but things were close on the back nine with ten players separated by five shots at the top. KJ Choi supplied the most pressure by holing a 45-foot putt on 12 and a 50-foot putt on 15 to move to the top of the leaderboard. Stricker played some great golf to close the tournament and birdied 17 to take the lead and then made a birdie four at the last to finish with a two shot advantage.
After playing the tournament in 1996 Stricker had vowed never to return but his win this week earns him $1.26m.
-16 S Stricker (US)
-14 KJ Choi (S Kor)
-13 R Sabbatini (SA)
-12 M Calcavecchia, G Ogilvy (Aus), E Els (SA)
Fisher wins KLM Open
Englishman Ross Fisher shot a final round of 67 to win the KLM Open by one but had to wait on a late ruling before celebrating victory.
After his round officials studied a video of Fisher on the 12th. The 26-year-old attempted to move a bramble because he thought it was a loose impediment only to find it still attached to the ground. He left the bramble but officials had to decide whether he had improved his lie and stance. After studying the tape and driving back to the 12th with Fisher officials found no rule to be broken and the Englishman was crowned as champion.
“I feel very privileged that they said to me ‘You haven’t done anything wrong, you’re the winner’,” he said.
Fisher began the day with a share of the lead with fellow Englishman David Carter. While Carter fell back Fisher made four birdies to move into a commanding lead. He then looked nervous during the final stages and dropped shots at 16 and 17 to find himself tied with home favourite Joost Luiten. A superb birdie down the last made Fisher the 16th first time winner on the European Tour this season.
-12 R Fisher (Eng)
-11 J Luiten (Ned),
-8 S Alker (Eng), A Forsyth (Sco), B Langer (Ger), T Levet (Fra), A Noren (Swe)