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Henrik Stenson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Overnight leader Henrik Stenson fired an 8-under-par 32-31=63 in today's final round of The 145th Open Championship to post 20-under 264, good for a three shot victory over Phil Mickelson and his first major title in his 42nd major championship appearance.
The 40-year-old claims his fifth PGA TOUR title, first since the 2013 TOUR Championship, in his 154th career start, and becomes the first Swede (male) to win a major. He did so in record-setting fashion, setting a new-low aggregate in major history, eclipsing 265 by David Toms (2001 PGA), tying the major scoring record in relation to par, and becomes just the second golfer all time to shoot a final-round 63 in a major and win (Johnny Miller, 1973). Stenson wins in his 12th Open appearance, having finished T3 or better three times, and was the first player in nine editions at Royal Troon to record all four rounds in the 60s. He began the finale leading Mickelson by one, who shot 65, and camouflaged two bogeys with 10 birdies, including four in his final five holes. Jul 17 - 1:53 PM

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Henrik Stenson painted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the 145th Open Championship to reach the three-quarter mark on 12-under 201, good for a one-shot lead over first- and second-round leader Phil Mickelson, and tying the low round of the day with three others.

Playing out of the final pairing, the 40-year-old began the third frame on 9-under in solo second after opening his 12th appearance in 68-65, one back of Mickelson. He mustered just nine greens in regulation, but needed just 24 putts, juxtaposing positions with the Hall of Famer, who shot 70, and will sleep on his first 54-hole lead in a major. The Swede bogeyed Nos. 6 and 8, but outpaced them with birdies on holes 1, 3 and 4 to turn 1-under, and came home in blemish-free 2-under, adding birdie-2s at 14 and 17. His 201 aggregate sets a new 54-hole scoring record at Royal Troon, previously 202, and is the only player this week to record three rounds in the 60s. This is Stenson's first lead on TOUR after ANY round this season (11th start) and first since leading the 2015 TOUR Championship thru 36 holes, eventually finishing T2.
Jul 16 - 2:33 PM

Henrik Stenson torched Royal Troon Golf Club with a 6-under-par 33-32=65 during round two of The 145th Open, carding the low round of the day to put him at 9-under 133 on the week, currently one stroke off the pace set by Phil Mickelson.

Going off in Group 15, the Swede played through stereotypical Scottish rain for much of the round. That didn't phase him as he split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation. His first three birdies of the day came in a set, from holes No. 3 through 5 and sprinkled in four more after the birdie train. His lone blemish came at the par-4 ninth hole, giving one stroke back. Through two days of play, Stenson has taken full advantage of the par 5s, playing them at 5-under. Making his 12th appearance at The Open, the Swede has a trio of podium finishes on his Open resume but he's still searching for his first win at a major championship.
Jul 15 - 9:08 AM

Henrik Stenson has played all but one course on the current Open rota and will complete the set when he tees it up at Royal Troon.

The 40-year-old Swede has had plenty of good moments in his 11 previous starts with a peak of second place at Muirfield in 2013 along with third at Royal Birkdale in 2008 and T3 at St Andrews in 2010. He's made his last seven cuts in this event. Ahead of the 145th Open Championship, Stenson has the boost of a recent win at the BMW International Open in Germany which he followed with T13 in last week's Scottish Open despite opening with a 76. He'll tee off on Thursday alongside defending champion Zach Johnson and fellow Open runner-up Adam Scott. They start at 14:15 local time.
Jul 13 - 5:53 AM

Henrik Stenson will be looking to claim back-to-back European Tour wins when he tees it up in this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness.

The Swede ended a worldwide win drought which extended back to November 2014 when he landed the BMW International Open (1st GIR) by three strokes two weeks ago. This is his first start since and, with two majors (Stenson has yet to win one) and The Olympics on the horizon, he'll hope he can get the sort of streak going that saw him win three times in seven starts at the end of 2014 and claim the FedEx Cup. This looks a good venue for Stenson to thrive again as he finished T3 at Castle Stuart when it last played host in 2013 and also made the top 10 in 2012. After the former, he went on to finish T2 in The Open Championship at Muirfield so a big week here could be a big pointer to his chances of lifting the Claret Jug.
Jul 6 - 9:51 AM

Henrik Stenson overcame a mid-round stumble to complete victory in the BMW International Open, eventually triumphing by 3 shots after a final round 1-under-par 37-34=71 gave him a total for the week of 17-under-par 271 at Gut Larchenhof.

The Swede headed into the final round with a 1 shot advantage and birdied the 1st hole to maintain the pace, but having made just 1 bogey in his first 57 holes he then made 4 in his next 7. A birdie at No. 5 did repair some of the damage but he was suddenly thrust into a battle when the final afternoon had briefly looked ready to become a procession. No matter: Stenson stamped his authority with red at 13, 15 and 17 to move away from the field as the winning line approached. He ended the week 3 shots clear of Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Olesen as he completed a second BMW International Open victory - and tenth of his European Tour career. "I really feel like I played well in 2015, I just couldn't get a trophy," he said afterwards. "It was a bit hard at times but you've just got to keep on trying and put yourself in position."
Jun 26 - 12:45 PM

When the third round was finally completed on Sunday morning, after no action all Saturday afternoon, Henrik Stenson led Thorbjorn Olesen by 1 shot on 16-under-par 200 at the BMW International Open, with the field a further 4 shots adrift.

The Swede has made just one bogey all week at Gut Larchenhof, and in the third round he made 5 birdies to add to the 7 he made in round two and 5 on Thursday. His long game has been imperious as he has striped 36 of 42 fairways and missed just 5 greens in regulation through 54 holes; he's also saved par every time he has needed to scramble. His third round 5-under-par 34-33=67 leaves him one clear of his Danish rival, with Michael Lorenzo Vera, Darren Fichardt and Raphael Jacquelin on 11-under. The fourth round is being played immediately, with hopes to conclude it Sunday afternoon.
Jun 26 - 7:20 AM

With a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in Friday's second round, Henrik Stenson moved into a share of the lead with Raphael Jacquelin at the BMW International Open in Germany. EDIT: Late in the day Kiradech Aphibarnrat made it a thee-way tie for the lead.

Stenson arrived at 11-under 133 through 36 holes following a bogey-free lap of Gut Larchenhof, a course where he's previously finished runner-up twice. The Swede, who pulled out of last week's US Open with "minor neck and knee issues", started fast with birdies at 10, 12 and 13 before adding another at 16 to turn in 32. He splashed further red at 1, 4 and 7 to match Jacquelin's halfway lead. For the second day running, Stenson his 12 (of 14) fairways while he's missed just 3 greens over his opening two rounds. Today, he needed just 28 putts, six less than in his day-one 68.
Jun 24 - 9:21 AM

Henrik Stenson withdrew during Saturday's second round of the 116th U.S. Open. UPDATE: Stenson tweeted at 10:06 a.m. ET: "Minor neck and knee issues, nothing Major! Hope to be back in action next week! H". He is in the published field at next week's BMW International Open in Pulheim, Germany, on the European Tour.

As of this writing, no reason has been gleaned yet but this is a rare occurrence for the Swede. It's just his second mid-tournament WD in 153 career PGA TOUR starts with the only other coming at the 2012 Wyndham after a first-round 68. The 40-year-old didn't kick off his 10th U.S. Open appearance until Friday and opened with a 1-under-par 69. He got 16 holes of his second frame in the books prior to play being suspended due to darkness. Stenson was 10-over on his lap, 9-over total, and did not return on Saturday to complete the final two holes of his round.
Jun 18 - 9:14 AM

Henrik Stenson cruised to a 1-under-par 34-35=69 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, leaving him three strokes off the 18-hole leader Andrew Landry.

The Swede split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. He swallowed an early bogey at the par-5 12th hole but rebounded on the par-4 15th where he stuck his 219-yard approach shot to 5 inches for a tap-in birdie. The other highlight of the round came at the par-5 fourth hole. He found the green in two and splashed home a 29-footer for eagle, just one of two eagles recorded in round one (Lee Westwood). Stenson's steady ball-striking makes him a serious threat to remain in contention as the week progresses. With top 30s in each of his last six U.S. Open appearances, he's proven to be a staple on the U.S. Open leaderboard. He will have just over an hour to rest before going back on the course for his second round tee time at 4:09 p.m. ET.
Jun 17 - 3:12 PM

Henrik Stenson blitzed Bro Hof Slott GC in 6-under-par 34-32=66 to snatch T4 in the Nordea Masters on 10-under 278, six shots behind the winner Matthew Fitzpatrick.

The Swede thrilled the home crowds with a scintillating Sunday performance which saw him stripe all 13 fairways and catch 14 of the greens in regulation. He was actually only level par through 7 holes (after making birdie on 1 and bogey on 2). But from the 8th tee onwards he was on fire, playing the last 11 holes of the week in 6-unnder. He ticked red at 8, 9, 12, 13, 15 and 17 as he raced through the field. It is his fourth top five finish in the Nordea Masters but he is yet to claim a home win. It is also his fifth top six finish of the season and arrests a run of two missed cuts (at Quail Hollow and Sawgrass).
Jun 5 - 1:13 PM

Henrik Stenson bobbed and weaved to a 3-over-par 38-37=75 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship and at 3-over 147, will miss the 36-hole cut.

Stenson's last missed cut came 36 events ago at the 2014 Honda Classic after rounds of 73-76. He followed that with a TOUR-leading 35 consecutive cuts made, but that comes to an end at the par-72 Quail Hollow Club where prior to this week, he had a 73.43 scoring average over 14 rounds and had missed the cut three times in five tries. The Swede circled seven birdies and at last check gained 2.908 strokes tee-to-green, but squared 10 bogeys and sits 144th in strokes gained: putting at -4.083. With his early exit, past WFC champ J.B. Holmes, who will make the weekend in Charlotte, moves up to the top spot on TOUR with 17 straight made cuts, tying Dustin Johnson who was idle.
May 6 - 6:48 PM

Henrik Stenson rallied for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Masters to post 6-over 294, up 15 spots on the live leaderboard to T28.

This was Stenson's 11th Masters and he's yet to post a top 10. His best is T14 in 2014. The newly minted 40-year-old (Apr. 5th) entered off a runner-up at last week's Houston Open, his eighth career runner-up finish, so expectations were on the upswing. But, he began the final round on 9-over (T43) after opening in progressively worse laps of 72-75-78. The Swede squared two bogeys and a double but overshadowed them with five birdies and an eagle on the par-5 15th, which began a run of eagle-birdie-birdie on holes 15-17. His split included a 19-footer on the par-3 16th and a 26-footer for a '3" at 15. Stenson's total for the week: 1 eagle, 13 birdies, 13 bogeys and 4 double-bogeys.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Henrik Stenson settled for his eighth career runner-up after styling a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to post 14-under 274, up one spot on the day, but one back of champion Jim Herman.

This was Stenson's fifth SHO and second runner-up (T2/2013). Dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season, he now leads the TOUR with most runners-up with five (without a win), including three in last year's Playoffs. The Swede began the finale in a three-way T3, one adrift of Herman and Jamie Lovemark. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he joined the overnight co-leaders with birdie-3 on the first. He missed from 5'8" for birdie at the third, but saved par from 8'8" on the par-5 fourth after his second found the water. The 39-year-old, two days shy of his 40th, birdied the fifth but reached the break one back of partner Russell Henley after sinking a 9'5" par putt on the ninth. Stenson circled the par-4 10th from 11'3" and chipped-in for birdie-4 on the 13th, but squared his first bogey with a failed sand save on the par-3 14th. He canned a 10-footer on 15 for his fifth birdie and saved par on 16 and 17 before a 17'9" birdie to tie slid by on the right.
Apr 3 - 7:08 PM

Henrik Stenson twirled a 6-under-par 33-33=66 on Moving Day at the Shell Houston Open to post 10-under 206 (69-71-66), up 16 spots on the live leaderboard to solo fourth and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Stenson is in a three-way T3, one shy of 54-hole co-leaders Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark.

Stenson may not be the leader at the end of the proceedings on Saturday -- his last lead on TOUR was after 36 holes at last year's TOUR Championship -- but he made a huge move up the leaderboard following a seven-birdie one-bogey masterpiece. His 66, currently the low round of the day, culminated with an unlikely par on the par-4 18th, dropping a 41-footer from off the green using the flat stick. The zero-putt finish netted him just 23 putts on the round and elsewhere circled the seven on 11 greens in regulation for a stellar 1.455 putts per GIR. After penciling five birdies in each of the first two rounds, he's up to 17 for the week, currently No. 1 in the field in that stat. Four were greater than 11 feet, highlighted by a 26'11" roll on the par-4 11th and a 22-footer on the par-5 15th.
Apr 2 - 5:14 PM