Stenson Wins the Players Championship

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Stenson has won The Players Championship with a flawless final round on the treacherous TPC Sawgrass, playing without a bogey for a 6-under 66 and a four-shot victory.

The 33-year-old Swede started the day five shots behind Alex Cejka, in a six-way tie for second that included Tiger Woods.

But as Cejka collapsed with a 42 on the front nine, Stenson surged ahead and never let off until he tapped in for par for his second PGA Tour victory, and the biggest win of his career.

Stenson finished at 12-under 276 to finish four shots clear of Ian Poulter. He earned $1.71 million and moves to No. 5 in the world.

Woods played in the final group and was never a factor.