The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., had something for everyone on Labor Day -- mostly a trophy, finally, for Henrik Stenson.

He was runner-up to Phil Mickelson at a major and Tiger Woods at a World Golf Championship, and he tied for third at the PGA Championship to keep climbing in the world ranking. Stenson was doing just about everything right this summer except winning, usually because someone simply played better.

Not this time.

Stenson surged past a fast-fading Sergio Garcia with three straight birdies, seized control with a 5-iron into 15 feet for another birdie right before the rain delay, then put away Steve Stricker by holing out from the bunker for birdie late in the final round at the TPC Boston.

He wound up with a 5-under 66 and a two-shot win, and suddenly his summer is looking better than ever.

"Pretty perfect timing, I guess," Stenson said. "There's never a bad time to win a golf tournament, I know that much."

The 37-year-old Swede moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings after two playoff events, assuring him his first trip to the Tour Championship and a clear shot at the $10 million prize.

Stenson's win was only part of the high drama Monday, so much that Woods became an afterthought. He closed with a 73 and tied for 65th.

Brendan Steele thought his season was over when the final round was halted for two hours because of rain. Steele made a birdie putt on the 15th when play resumed, hit a 9-iron to 2 feet for birdie on the 16th and closed with two more birdies to sneak into the top 70 in the FedEx Cup and advance to the third playoff event in two weeks at Conway Farms north of Chicago.

  • Stricker and Zach Johnson delivered clutch performances in different ways to earn their spots on the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup. Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old rookie from Texas, might have done the same.

    Fred Couples will make his two captain's picks Wednesday, and it was clear that Spieth got his attention with a 9-under 62. It was by four shots the best score of the final round on the TPC Boston.

    The American team consists of Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Stricker, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan and Johnson.

    Couples said his two picks would come from four players -- Webb Simpson, Spieth, Dustin Johnson or Jim Furyk, who has been on every U.S. team since 1997.