Summing up his year, Rahm said, "As I said, this year was not so much about golf, it was about me as a person, so to win as many times as I did last year, it just shows that when I get into contention, to me nothing else matters".
However, Woods had problems with his putter, missing four putts from within 12 feet on the first eight holes and, despite five birdies, his round ended in controversy at the last.
"Hats off to John this week, he played incredible golf and he deserved to win this week".
Though his playing is done for the year, Woods can not relax just yet.
"I added two degrees of loft in my putter after Thursday and then went out and shot 64 yesterday with it and so I made a decision to keep it", he said.
Stenson almost rallied from a seven-shot deficit in 2016, only to finish toward the bottom of the pack previous year.
Dustin Johnson, one shot out of the lead, took two chips and one putt to get up the slope right of the green on the par-3 second and made triple bogey.
Woods' victory came at the zenith of the PGA Tour - the TOUR Championship - and it backed up his T6 and runner-up finishes at The Open and PGA Championship respectively, proving that he hasn't lost it on the highest level.
"He was putting next to me and I asked him, because I'm not the best putter on Bermuda grass and I know it's kind of amusing to say that now", Rahm said.
"[Woods] was like, 'That's a pretty good performance for somebody who can't putt on Bermuda greens, '" said Rahm.
"In slow motion, you can see I did hit it twice, but in real time, I didn't feel that at all".
Rahm has said all week the key to Albany were the five par 5s and two reachable par 4s.
Finau, meanwhile, cracked the top 10 for the first time in his career at No. 9. He made birdie on all seven of those holes Sunday.
"We play a lot of golf courses on the PGA Tour where there's only two or three, so to be able to have those couple extra par 5s, you just know you're going to have some opportunities to score", Finau said.