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Matt Every posts dominating first-round score at Wyndham Championship

Matt Every posts dominating first-round score at Wyndham Championship

His feint hope of securing a PGA tour card for next season - he requires a win or second place - all but over. After a wobbly tee shot that found the rough, Stenson was able to get up and down from behind the green for the win.

Tuning up for the rich four-tournament Fed Ex Cup playoff series which wrap up the season, Smith - starting on the 10th hole - went bogey-free, with three birdies on his first nine and four more coming in at Sedgefield Country Club. Makes from the 24-year-old on Nos.

Stenson, the 2013 FedEx Cup champion, finished at 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club, breaking the course's 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008 and matched past year by Si Woo Kim.

Former world number one Stenson hit eight birdies in his closing round, including three in a row from the 15th.

"I think there were four guys tied for the lead at the turn, and it was anyone's tournament on the back nine", he said, "and I gave myself a decent chance for birdie on 13 and hit a good putt and made that one to edge one ahead".

Stenson said: 'I didn't hear any roars on the 18th, I thought I had a two-shot cushion until I came down here and saw Ollie had birdied the 17th and 18th, so he pushed me all the way to the end. When I get it there, I seem to be making a lot of putts.

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American Kevin Na was knocking on the door for much of his final round but a bogey on 18 left him with a 68 and dropped him into a tie for fourth with South Africa's Rory Sabbatini (64) and American Ryan Armour (64).

Stenson, a seasoned veteran at age 41, was asked about hanging with the young golfers on the PGA Tour these days. It comes just before the FedEx Cup playoffs get underway and the Swede is now in a strong position to launch his bid for a second FedEx Cup title - He won in 2013.

"You never know when a win is around the corner", Stenson said. It was a valiant effort, but it won't be enough for Armour to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The top 125 qualify for The Northern Trust next week in NY. The top 125 on the points list make it in.

Flores, who started at No 139, jumped to No 118 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2014 while former major victor Geoff Ogilvy, who was at No 125, finished at 11-under and earned enough points to move to No 116 and secure his spot in the field at Glen Oaks Club.

"Very calm and collected there", Stenson said after his mid-round troubles. "So I couldn't let myself quit".