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Henrik Stenson

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

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World No. 5 Henrik Stenson bobbed and weaved to a 2-over-par 37-37=74 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and at 5-over 75-74=149, missed the cut by two shots, his first missed cut at the Palmer Invite in nine appearances.
A total of 72 pros from a field of 118 pros and two amateurs made the cut of 3-over 147. Stenson was an 8/1 pre-tourney outright, just slightly under fave Rory McIlroy (13/2). He had put 15 of his last 16 rounds in the red at Bay Hill en route to four consecutive top 10s, including three straight top 5s, highlighted by solo 2nd in 2015. The 40-year-old, who arrived off a first-round WD at the WGC-Mexico and T7 at last week's Valspar (as the fave), never got going this week, outbalancing seven birdies with five bogeys, two doubles and a triple bogey-7. He posted a -4.915 SG: Tee-to-green, lowlighted by -5.965 SG: Around-the-green. Other notable early exits include: 148- Kevin Na; Sam Saunders; Brooks Koepka ... 149- Graham DeLaet ... 150- Branden Grace ... 151- 2-time champ Ernie Els; Chris Kirk; Anirban Lahiri ... 152- Webb Simpson; Thomas Pieters ... 155- Harris English ... 157- Patrick Rodgers. Mar 17 - 7:24 PM

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Top-ranked and pre-tourney fave Henrik Stenson carved out a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the Valspar Championship for a 72-hole total of 8-under 276, down two places into a two-way T7, six back of first-time winner Adam Hadwin.

This was the 40-year-old's third appearance, third top 15 and second top 10 (4th/2015). It was his third start of the season, arriving off a first-round WD at the WGC-Mexico, and posting a T2 at the WGC-HSBC Champions back in October. The Orlando resident was also solo 2nd at the unofficial Hero World Challenge. At No. 6 in OWGR, he was the top dog this week and posted rounds of 64-71-71-70, beginning the final round in a two-way T5 (seven back of Hadwin) and slightly outpacing two bogeys with three birdies, all from 12 feet and in. For the week, he tallied 14 birdies against six bogeys and was T32 in greens in regulation at 62.50 percent (45/72) but 9th in SG: Putting at 4.906, though a disappointing -0.845 in R4, missing four putts from inside of nine feet.
Mar 12 - 7:41 PM

Top-ranked and pre-tourney favorite Henrik Stenson pieced together an even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to post 7-under 206, down one places to T5, seven back of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin.

After opening in 64, the World No. 6 carded his second straight two-birdie two-bogey 71. He found eight (of 13) fairways but just seven greens in regulation, losing 0.474 strokes off-the-tee and gaining a pedestrian 0.080 strokes approaching-the-green. The 40-year-old squared bogey-5s at six and 16 (failed scrambles), erasing them with birdie-4s at five and 11, both from inside of 10 feet. He dropped four par-savers from between four and 12 feet, contributing to 0.816 SG: Putting.
Mar 11 - 5:34 PM

Henrik Stenson spun the tires in round two of the Valspar Championship, walking away with an even-par 35-36=71 to arrive at the midpoint on 7-under 135, three strokes off the leader Adam Hadwin.

The Swede kicked off his week with a stellar 7-under 64, and had a chance to separate from the field today. Instead, he struggled with the firm greens at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, finding a ho-hum 11 greens in regulation. Stenson lost 0.609 strokes approaching-the-green on the day. His putter showed up throughout the round, with the highlight being a 28'3" birdie bomb at the par-3 15th. Through two days at Innisbrook, Stenson has traded nine birdies with just two bogeys. He sits three strokes off the current lead but his cachet makes him one favorites heading into the weekend.
Mar 10 - 5:47 PM

Fresh off a withdraw at last week's event, Henrik Stenson got right back on the horse in round one of the Valspar Championship, torching the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-31=64, placing him two strokes off the early pace set by Jim Herman.

The Swede withdrew from last week's WGC-Mexico Championship with a stomach virus. He appears to be fully healthy just seven days later, as he split 12 (of 13) fairways today and landed 14 greens in regulation. Things could have got away from him early in the round when he short-sided himself in the greenside bunker at the par-4 12th but he sank an 8'11" putt to save par and maintain momentum. That was just one of his five putts converted from outside seven feet. The longest came at the par-3 13th, from just under 35 feet. Playing in ripe conditions this morning, Stenson took advantage of the calm conditions and immediately cements his position as one of the favorites to hoist the trophy. In two trips to Innisbrook, Stenson has a pair of finishes inside the top 15, but this beats his previous-best Valspar round by three strokes.
Mar 9 - 1:55 PM

Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship during the opening round of play, citing a stomach virus as the culprit.

The Swede arrived as one of the favorites for gamers, and looked smooth out of the gates with back-to-back birdies to kick off his round. It was all downhill from there, as he rattled off three straight bogeys, starting at the par-4 fourth and then added a double at the par-3 seventh. Stenson would scribble four more pars before calling it quits, ending his day at 3-over thru 11 holes. On the bright side, this doesn't appear to be a long-term injury and gamers can jump back aboard next time he tees it up.
Mar 2 - 5:00 PM

Henrik Stenson fashioned a final round 3-under-par 69 for a 72-hole total of 272, good for solo second, but ultimately he could never catch the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic champion Sergio Garcia at Emirates GC.

The Swede opened the final lap three shots back of Garcia, but left the first green trailing by four after his opponent made birdie. Stenson was struggling to make red numbers on the front nine and eventually only did so in unlikely fashion - after a drive left him in thick rough and behind a tree. His stunning approach to 12'0" was capitalized on however. Making the turn he started a move, ticking birdies at 10, 13 and 14 (despite also making bogey at 12). He was suddenly just two shots adrift but within a hole it was back to four: Stenson airmailed the green, failed to reach the putting surface with his first chip, made bogey. Garcia sealed a birdie and the Swede's race was run despite a final par breaker at the 72nd hole. This result is his seventh top eight finish in the tournament.
Feb 5 - 8:02 AM

Henrik Stenson stretched away from the field and into solo second with a third round 5-under-par 34-33=67, but his total of 13-under 203 trails the leader Sergio Garcia by three at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Swede stuttered early in the lap, making a birdie at the 5th, but immediately making bogey at No. 6. A second birdie at the 8th heralded a rush of them on the back nine at 10, 13, 15 and 18. But the Swede was also frustrated by his inability to birdie 16 and 17 despite giving himself opportunities from inside 15-feet. However his round had taken him two shots clear of Ian Poulter and Prom Meesawat, in third. Garcia played the final hole in complete darkness and yet still made birdie to take an extra stroke advantage into the final day. Stenson averages 69.62 in the final lap at the Emirates GC through 13 rounds.
Feb 4 - 9:35 AM

Henrik Stenson powered home in the delayed second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic; his 4-under-par 34-34=68 earning him a halfway total of 8-under 136, four strokes back of the leader Sergio Garcia at Emirates GC.

The Swede had made no headway in the few holes he managed in Friday afternoon's high wind, but crucially he had not fallen backwards. From that platform he was able to build early Saturday morning and although he took his time doing so, he'll eat a late breakfast with some sense of satisfaction. The first 13 holes had witnessed 12 pars and one birdie (at 7) whereupon he burst into life. However the first red at 14 was squandered when he made bogey at 15. No matter: he thrashed par breakers at 16, 17 and 18 to join George Coetzee on 8-under. It was his 12th consecutive sub-par second round on the Majlis course. He'll hope recent round three history will alter; he's not gone sub-70 in his last five attempts. He might need to change that to have a solid chance Sunday.
Feb 4 - 3:29 AM

Henrik Stenson carded a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 to lie T8 after 18 holes of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates GC.

The Swede was coolness personified on the Majlis course. His first nine (the back) was elegance itself, with a birdie-4 to open it and another to close it, with seven pars in between. On the front nine his red numbers came back-to-back at the 2nd and 3rd. It was the 13th time he has broken par in the opening lap at the course, the ninth occassion he has gone sub-70, yet only the fourth time he has been inside the top ten at this stage. One of the latter instances was his victory in 2007 when he was T10 after day one. He has posted two 64s and a 65 in round two of this event, his three best scores on the course. To do so tomorrow would be extraordinary given the wind forecast, but the good omens go beyond even the three low scores. In round two here 8 of his last 10 have been sub-70 and every one of the last 11 have seen him break par.
Feb 2 - 9:02 AM

World No. 2 Henrik Stenson will peg it up in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the 17th straight year and he's the clear leader in the betting ahead of his annual visit.

With Rory McIlroy absent, the Swede is the only member of the world's top 10 taking part at Emirates GC. Stenson enjoyed a run of five straight top 10s in this event between 2006 and 2010, the highlight his one-stroke win over Ernie Els in 2007. Following T8 in 2010, he failed to crack the top 10 in five attempts but normal service was resumed when he took T6 last year. Stenson returned to action with T8 in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago where any possible rust showed in his short game. The 40-year-old was 1st for Driving Accuracy and 7th for GIR but a shoddy 71st in Scrambling, getting up and down just 25% of the time. Presuming he's sharpened that side of his game up, he'll be expected to push strongly for the title on Sunday and land his fourth title in the United Arab Emirates following his win here 10 years ago and back-to-back victories in the DP World Tour Championship (2013 & 2014).
Jan 31 - 1:37 PM

First-round leader Henrik Stenson had to settle for a 1-under-par 34-37=71 on day two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, dropping four spots on the leaderboard to T5 and three behind new pacesetter Martin Kaymer.

Not the day the Swede wanted after his sparkling 64 yesterday but at 9-under 135 he's still in strong position to win this tournament for the first time. For the second day running, Stenson played Abu Dhabi GC's front nine in 2-under 34 and those birdies at 1, 4 and 8 against a bogey at 3 took him to 10-under. The difference came from 10-18 as he needed seven more swings than Thursday. The Open champ started it with what he called "soft bogeys" at 10 and 11 and couldn't find a spark after that, scribbling in six straight pars. Stenson did at least end on a good note with an up and down for birdie at 18 so he'll hope this was his slow day.
Jan 20 - 7:59 AM

Henrik Stenson lit up the first morning of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a sparkling opening lap of 8-under-par 30-34=64, finishing the day two clear of Martin Kaymer, Oliver Fisher, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Marc Warren.

In 11 previous starts at the Abu Dhabi GC the Swede's first round score has been a real indictaor of his week's intentions: five times he has been in the top five after 18 holes and four times he contended. Meanwhile whenever he struggles early on, it stays that way all week. Moreover in 36 previous rounds he has bettered 64 just the once, a third round 62 on debut in 2006; yet more evidence that he's hit 2017 running. In fact it was his opening nine (the back nine) which witnessed most of the drama. He made birdie at the 10th before adding a hat-trick of red from the 12th thanks to a stunning approach to 13 which left him 3'0" and a chip-in at the 14th. He closed the stretch with back-to-back par breakers at 17 and 18 before a becalmed stretch through the heart of the front nine. Yet he ticked the 7th and made it eight birdies for the day with a 6'0" conversion on the 9th. I'm delighted with that score. I think I scored a bit better than what I played," he said.
Jan 19 - 4:06 AM

Henrik Stenson has won the other two European Tour events held in the United Arab Emirates and will try to complete the set at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The Open champion landed the Dubai Desert Classic in 2007 and won the DP World Tour Championship in both 2013 and 2014. It all makes sense given that he made Dubai his home for 10 years. The Swede has gone close to winning in Abu Dhabi on several occasions, finishing runner-up in both 2006 and 2008 before finishing third last year. However, before gamers invest, it's worth noting that Stenson endured a sustained run of poor form in this event between 2009 and 2015 when he missed four cuts and didn't manage a single top 20. He put that down to rust. As for his well-being ahead of this week's event? He told "It's a bit of a soft start for me in terms of practice, but the game feels pretty good. So I hope we can carry on from where I left it last year, and we'll just see if it's been conserved well enough over Christmas."
Jan 18 - 7:19 AM

World No. 4 and Olympic silver-medalist Henrik Stenson returns for his fourth Hero World Challenge and pegs it the first round with Olympic gold-medalist Justin Rose.

The 30-year-old was runner-up at the 2015 edition (Isleworth G&CC) in his first appearance since T5 in 2007 and was also solo 4th in 2006. He arrives off a T9 two weeks ago at the DP World Tour Championship, good enough to win the Race to Dubai, which followed solo 8th at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The Swede has made just one start so far this season on the PGA TOUR, finishing in a two-way T2 at the no-cut WGC-HSBC (69-71-67-65), seven adrift of champion Hideki Matsuyama. It was his ninth career runner-up in 158 career events, sixth in his last 27 starts.
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