Henrik Stenson from Sweden almost made albatrosses on the 15th hole en route to a 1-shot victory over Jon Rahm during the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas & # 39; s on Saturday as Tiger Woods, the tournament host, faded over the trajectory.
Stenson hit a powerful 260-meter approach that almost dripped into the par-5 hole, and the tap-in eagle gave him the sole to lead the fast-finishing Rahm.
Stenson, 43, remained steadily late with three straight pars, carding a 6-under-par 66 at the Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence.
"I made some crucial par savings at 11 and 14 and it was clear that the day was a shot of 5 wood at a few centimeters at 15," Stenson said in an interview after the finish at 18- under 270 for the tournament.
Stenson's first win in more than two years will be unofficial for archiving purposes on the PGA Tour due to the small field for 18 men.
Rahm, who had been the title defender, shot 66 for second place in the final round. He also looked at the 15th hole, albeit with a 30-foot putt.
Woods was tied for the lead with five holes left, but hit three bad shots in a row en route to a bogey on the 14th hole and was never a threat thereafter.
With a 69, he finished four shots back in fourth place in a final competitive sortie before leading the US team as a captain at the Presidents Cup in Australia next week.
Stenson, the British Open champion of 2016, had a mediocre year, but turned his game around with a help from Coach Pete Cowen after a disappointing performance in Dubai two weeks ago.
He had fallen to the 40th in the world from last week.
"I came in with a better feeling," Stenson said, adding, "I am really happy with the way I hung nine in the back."