Tournament host Tiger Woods faded down the stretch as Henrik Stenson almost made albatross at the 15th hole en route to a one-shot victory over at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Swede Stenson hit a mighty approach shot that almost trickled in at the par-five, and the tap-in eagle gave him the sole lead from fast-finishing Spaniard Jon Rahm.

Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson

 

Stenson held his nerve down the stretch with three straight pars, carding six-under-par 66 at Albany Golf Club.

Stenson’s first victory in more than two years will be unofficial for record purposes on the PGA Tour due to the small 18-man field.

Defending champion Rahm, who also eagled the 15th, albeit with a 30-foot putt, shot 66 for second place.

Woods was tied for the lead with five holes left but hit three poor shots in a row en route to a bogey at 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 American team as a playing captain at the Presidents Cup in Australia next week.

 

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