Rickie Fowler rallied from a two-shot deficit with five holes to play, making a 40-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole and playing flawless the rest of the way for a 3-under 68 and a one-shot victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
Fowler won for the third time this year and moved to No. 5 in the world, not quite in the conversation for the new "Big Three" but perhaps on the cusp of it. The victory assures he will be among the top five players in the FedEx Cup, with a clear shot at the $10 million prize in the Tour Championship.
Henrik Stenson was a runner-up in a FedEx Cup playoff event for the second straight week, and this one figures to sting. He grabbed a three-shot lead with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 10th, and after a two-shot swing in Fowler's favor at No. 11, the Swede drilled a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 12 to restore his lead to two shots.
Stenson never trailed until his tee shot on the par-3 16th came up short, bounced off the front of the green and down into the rocks and the water. That led to a double bogey, and Fowler never gave him a chance to catch up.
Fowler finished at 15-under 269 and moved to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup behind Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, with Stenson at No. 4 and Bubba Watson at No. 5. Charley Hoffman bounced back from a 76 to close with a 67 and finish third.
Pitt running back out for year
Pittsburgh running back James Conner will miss the rest of the 2015 season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Saturday's victory over Youngstown State.
… Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo is going through the concussion protocol after getting knocked out early of Saturday's loss to Alabama, and the Badgers aren't sure if he'll be able to play against Miami (Ohio) this weekend.
… Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright will miss up to a month after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee suffered in the Wildcats' 42-32 victory over Texas-San Antonio. … UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes likely will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his knee during the Bruins' 34-16 victory over Virginia.
Browns suspend assistant coach
The Browns suspended offensive line coach Andy Moeller indefinitely after he was involved in another off-the-field incident. The NFL suspended Moeller for two games in 2011 for violating the league's personal conduct policy and fined him $47,000. That was Moeller's third alcohol-related arrest in four years.
… The Giants signed former Mankato East and North Dakota State safety Craig Dahl.
Gophers women get recruit
Virginia Beach point guard Gadiva Hubbard committed to play for the Gophers. Hubbard, a 5-9 senior and four-star recruit at Princess Anne High School in Virginia, is the 94th-ranked player in the 2016 class by ESPN. ... Minneapolis native Megan Kalmoe won a gold medal at the World Rowing Championships, joining three United States teammates to finish first in the women's quadruple sculls at the event in Lake Aiguebelette, France.
around the horn
Basketball: Tony Parker became the all-time leading scorer in European championship history when he made France's first basket in a 69-66 victory over Poland. That gave the San Antonio Spurs guard a total of 1,032 points, two more than former Greece star Nikos Galis.
Track: Usain Bolt declared his season over. "I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio," he said.
Auto racing: Jack Beckman got his sixth Funny Car win of the season at the U.S. Nationals. Beckman was credited with a reaction time victory in the final against Robert Hight. Beckman ran a 4.058. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won.