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Stricker birdies last 2 holes to win Deutsche Bank



AP Golf Writer

NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Steve Stricker has made birdie on the last two holes to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and move to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings with two tournaments remaining.

In a wild finish on Labor Day, a half-dozen players had a chance to win on the par-5 18th hole, Stricker delivered with a chip from behind the green that settled 2 feet away for a tap-in birdie for a 4-under 67.

That avoided a playoff with Jason Dufner (65) and Scott Verplank, who birdied his last four holes for a 67.

Stricker won for the third time this year and moves up to No. 2 in the world ranking for the first time in his career. He moved past Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup, assuring that he will have a chance at the $10 million prize at the end of the month.

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