Lahiri, whose new set of irons arrived just before the Wyndham Championships, found them great and they did their job and provided him with ample birdie opportunities, but unfortunately his putting woes continued to bother him.
He walked off the 18th green after a final round of 64 and a 22-under-par winning total to beat Ollie Schniederjans by a single shot. "I've always loved playing close to home". Johnson Wagner shot a five-under 65 and was tied for fifth, two strokes adrift of Stenson.
He now has two top-20 finishes at majors and the Wyndham Championship title heading into the FedEx Cup playoffs and will surely be a threat to challenge some of the best players in the world if he continues to demonstrate the clutch golf he showed Sunday in North Carolina.
The Swede earned $1,044,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points for his sixth win on tour and his first since the 2016 British Open.
"It pushed me all the way to the end", he said. "I hit it ideal, hoping it was the right number and watched it go in".
Every started his round with an eagle on the par-4 first, holing out a 105-yard shot from the left fairway that bounced three times and rolled in.
"I'm in position to have a good day (Sunday)", Simpson said.
Padraig Harrington, a three-time major victor, endured a torrid third round of six-over 76 which sent him tumbling down the leaderboard to level par for the tournament through 54 holes. He birdied the final hole to get within one of Stenson. That's life. Just everything that I've been through, I've brought on myself. According to the PGA Tour Media Twitter account, the pro also made an albatross at the 2010 Sanderson Farms Championship.
Stenson began the day in second place overall and kept himself firmly in contention with a round of 66, dropping a shot on the 18th but managing five birdies.
Harold Varner III and Richy Werenski are also at 13 under at the tournament, which is the last before the start of the FedEx Cup Play-offs.
After shooting a 63 on Friday and starting his round two strokes off the lead, he became the first to 16 under with his birdie on the par-5 15th, hitting his second shot into the primary rough but recovering by chipping to 10 feet and converting the putt.
"I don't feel like I have a lot of pressure to perform", Stenson said.
Jones could have made the top-125 with a strong showing but fell to 152nd and will have to contest the secondary Web.com finals, where he can win his way back to the main tour.