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Henrik Stenson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Sweden

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Henrik Stenson hung up a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in his second round at the 97th PGA Championship to repair some of the damage caused by an opening 76.
Getting back to level par was the first target for the Swede and he did that by circling birdies at 10, 11, 15 and 16 before getting into red figures with another at 17. He hit 8-under for his round with further par breakers at 5 and 6 and all this with a longest conversion from 18'8" at 17. But with a very low one on the cards, he gave two shots back with bogeys at 7 and 8 to settle in at 2-under 142, five shots behind compatriot David Lingmerth. Stenson, who split 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation in round two, is safely into the weekend but still has lots of work to do. Aug 14 - 3:05 PM

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Henrik Stenson shot even-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and posted 5-under 275, six strokes adrift of Shane Lowry's winning pace.

Stenson signed for red numbers following each of his first three rounds and opened birdie-birdie today, but played his last 16 holes in birdie-free 2-over with two bogeys. He converted thrice from 11-13 feet today, but two were for par. It's a T6 on the books, his second-best effort in nine trips to Akron, but the Swede probably isn't too impressed given the opportunity presented today. He'll have time to lick his wounds en route to Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship. Stenson has recorded third-place finishes in each of the last two editions of the season's final major.
Aug 9 - 5:57 PM

Henrik Stenson authored a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his third round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

At 5-under 205, the Swede is four swings behind clubhouse leader Justin Rose and currently T5 on the leaderboard. Stenson became just the second player so far to register all three rounds in the 60s thanks to five birdies against three bogeys. He converted from 15'7" at 5 for his first par breaker to eliminate a bogey at 4 and added another from 32 feet at 6. The Ryder Cup star hit 6-under by circling birdies at 10 and 12 but visits to greenside bunkers cost him bogeys at 14 and 15 before he added a final par breaker from inside seven feet at 17. Stenson split just 6 (of 14) fairways in round three and found 12 greens in regulation. Despite three impressive rounds so far he'll probably need his lowest lap of the week to lift the trophy tomorrow.
Aug 8 - 5:30 PM

Henrik Stenson added a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to post 3-under 137 at the halfway point, five shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He played alongside the torrid Jim Furyk, but didn't roll it as well as the American on the greens. Stenson hit 12 greens in regulation and found four birdies, but none longer than the 3 from 10'5" at the eighth hole. He also squared three bogeys, two as a result of whiffs inside nine feet.
Aug 7 - 3:18 PM

Henrik Stenson submitted a 2-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and sits three shots off the overnight lead.

Stenson is 52nd in the FedExCup standings, a mildly disappointing spot given that he committed to chase down the kind of success he enjoyed just two years ago. Not that it's been a letdown, but he hasn't won anywhere in 2015, so he hasn't quite met the expectations placed upon him by so many, including himself and gamers. Today's effort at Firestone was more indicative of the possibilities. He went 6-for-6 in scrambling with three birdies, including a beauty from 29'4" at the par-4 fourth hole. The Swede couldn't avoid a square, however, as he three-jacked the green at the par-4 sixth for 31'7" for bogey. On an aside, his drive at the par-5 16th was the longest of any measured tee ball today, but even though it traveled 370 yards, he still needed to lay up at the 667-yard behemoth for two reasons. First, his ball came to rest in the rough just left of the fairways, and second, it requires the stars to align to clear the pond protecting the green in front.
Aug 6 - 7:32 PM

Henrik Stenson is a former runner-up at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and returns to Ohio for another crack.

The Swede's second place at Firestone Country Club’s South Course came two years ago although he finished seven shots back from runaway winner Tiger Woods. Stenson added a T19 last year, his fourth top 20 in eight appearances at the Akron venue. He didn't live up to expectations when only T40 in the Open Championship on his last start although before that he'd taken second place in the BMW International Open in Germany. Stenson has hit more than 80% of greens in regulation in his last three tournaments which bodes well for Firestone.
Aug 3 - 2:35 PM

Despite falling over par with a seven at the par-4 16th, Henrik Stenson recovered strongly to shoot a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in round one of the BMW International Open.

Although his big number wiped out gains at 11, 12 and 18, Stenson really got to work on his second nine and circled birdies at 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to climb to within a shot of surprise leader Andrew Johnston. The Swede was immaculate from the tee today and hit all 14 fairways while he missed just three greens in regulation. In good spirits after his round, he also made a wry reference to Chambers Bay. "The greens are rolling nicely and I made some good putts out there. They're better than broccoli," quipped Stenson, who coined that phrase for the much-maligned putting surfaces at last week's U.S. Open course.
Jun 25 - 8:18 AM

Overnight co-leader Henrik Stenson regressed to a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in his second round of the U.S. Open, arriving at the midpoint in 1-under 139, four shots off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

The Swede manufactured 15 par-breaker chances today but still totaled six bogeys and 38 putts. Two birdies on his inward side helped ease the heartache, but chalk him up as one of the many dissidents of the combination of fescue and Poa annua grass at Chambers Bay. "It's like putting on broccoli," he said afterwards.
Jun 19 - 11:50 PM

Henrik Stenson end-loaded a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the 115th U.S. Open, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Stenson was cruising along with three birdies and two bogeys through 13 holes before he found the next gear. He converted birdies at 14, 15, 16 and 18 to catch Dustin Johnson atop the leaderboard. The Swede missed only three (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation, yet required only 27 putts. Like DJ, Stenson remains in pursuit of his first title in a major.
Jun 18 - 5:01 PM

Henrik Stenson put up a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round to stay in contention for a first victory in his home Nordea Masters at PGA Sweden National.

For now, that tally of 6-under 210 is just one off the clubhouse lead and currently slots him in just four shots behind pacesetter Alex Noren, who still has two holes to play. Stenson flew out of the gates with an eagle-birdie start in round three and added further par breakers at 11, 14 and 18. His only bogeys came on the par 3s at 4 and 17. To give his round context, no-one has bettered it so far on a windy day at The Lakes Course and it's elevated him 27 spot to T7. Speaking after his round, he said, "At least I’m in with a chance now. I played pretty well. It was pretty tough once again."
Jun 6 - 12:34 PM

World No.4 Henrik Stenson overcame a dip to put up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in round one of the Nordea Masters at PGA Sweden National.

The Swede attracted the majority of the morning galleries on The Lakes Course and delivered two birdies in his first three holes, at 11 and 12. But with the wind gusting he gave back those gains by squaring bogeys at 13 and 17. Stenson would pick off birdies on the front nine's two par 5s and completed a decent morning's work by saving par after an exquisite long bunker shot at the tough par-4 9th hole. He's currently slotted just inside the top 20 and lies only three swings back from leader Jens Dantorp.
Jun 4 - 10:08 AM

Henrik Stenson has yet to win his home Nordea Masters but will try again on The Lakes Course at PGA Sweden National this week.

This event has tormented him down the years, none more so than the 2005 edition when Aussie Mark Hensby holed a 30 foot putt at the 72nd hole to tie before beating Stenson in a playoff. He had another good chance to win at this week's course 12 months ago when stalling on Sunday after roaring into contention with a 64 the previous day. The World No. 4 is an honorary member of PGA Sweden National and has played the course a number of times outside tournament play. Making him star pick for the European Tour Fantasy game may seem a no-brainer although he was only T58 at Quail Hollow on his latest start.
Jun 1 - 2:36 PM

Henrik Stenson turned away Brendon Todd 3 and 2 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Whether he was feeling better, Stenson's game was on point at TPC Harding Park today. He raced to a 3-up lead with birdies at 1, 2 and 4. Todd picked up wins with a par at the par-4 eighth and birdie-3s at 10 and 12. The latter circle squared the match. Alas, the Swede birdied the par-3 13th, won the par-4 14th with par and wrapped up the win with a birdie-3 at 16. He's 1-1 entering Friday's third-round match against Bill Haas (1-1). Todd is mathematically eliminated at 0-2, but the field will be expecting him to give John Senden (2-0) a test.
Apr 30 - 7:53 PM

Henrik Stenson was beaten by John Senden in 19 holes in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

On paper, this should have been a whitewash, but it's why they stick their pegs on the ground. Senden's first of only two leads -- the latter, of course, yielded the sudden-death victory -- occurred at the par-5 first hole, which he birdied. He handed it back with a bogey-4 at No. 2, and then saw Stenson manufacture a pair of 1-up margins. It stood that way until the Aussie connected for birdie at the par-5 18th to extend. Senden closed it out with second birdie at No. 1 in extras. He'll reset and take on Bill Haas on Thursday, while the Swede will try to stem off certain elimination against Brendon Todd in the second round.
Apr 29 - 5:58 PM

Henrik Stenson continues to battle illness on the eve of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

His health improved after a T19 at the Masters where he arrived as a question mark, but he's sick again. "I’ve got no expectations for this week," he said. "It hasn’t turned out the way we wanted, but you can’t control these things and all you can do is try and get back up on the horse, get healthy and get going. It’s a long season." For anyone else, this might not be as much of a concern in fantasy circles, but it was none other than Stenson who withdrew after one hole of the 2010 edition with the flu. He conceded to Ben Crane at Dove Mountain, and then collected FedExCup points and official earnings. This is to say that there's already a precedent for the now-39-year-old former champion (2007). He'll have a rather normal schedule until the weekend when the final four will have been reserved 36 holes on both days. This could be a lot to ask even for the physically fit, third-ranked player in the world.
Apr 28 - 7:53 PM