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Henrik Stenson

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

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Following an opening round 3-over-par 35-39=74, Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from The Barclays, citing a knee injury.
The Swede split just eight (of 14) fairways in round one en route to 11 greens in regulation. Very low numbers, especially by his lofty standards. The real cuplrit was the flat stick though, missing four putts from inside seven feet, losing 1.891 strokes putting on the day. Entering the week ranked 14th in the FedExCup race, he will be able to return next week at TPC Boston, if his knee is up to the task. This is the same knee (right knee) that required surgery last December. Aug 25 - 5:45 PM

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Henrik Stenson fought Justin Rose hard down the stretch, but came up short of adding 2016 Olympic gold to his Open Championship title, when posting a final round 3-under-par 32-36=68 to finish second on 14-under 270 in Rio de Janiero.

The Swede got off to a great start, posting birdie-4s at the first and fifth, and adding a superb third red number following a 38'4" putt on No. 2. When he logged a fourth red number with a two-putt birdie-5 at the tenth the charge for gold was on, with himself and Rose clear of the field. But Stenson stumbled with bogey at the 14th, only to atone with a final birdie at No. 16 which saw him head down the 72nd hole level with Rose in 15-under. But both players missed the par-five green in two and only Rose could get up and down for birdie - indeed Stenson gunned his birdie putt and missed the return to record a bogey. But he was clear of bronze medalist Matt Kuchar so could afford the late error.
Aug 14 - 3:03 PM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson rallied for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to post 11-under 202, up one place to solo second, one back of 54-hole leader Justin Rose of Great Britain.

The Swede began the third round in solo third on 8-under after opening in 66-68, two back of 36-hole leader Marcus Fraser. Playing out of the final threesome with Aussie Fraser and Belgium's Thomas Pieters, he squared holes four and eight on failed scrambles but leveled the card with a 31'1" eagle on the par-5 fifth. The 40-year-old came to the house with a blemish-free 3-under effort, circling Nos. 10 and 15 from inside of six feet and adding a 20-footer for birdie-2 at the 14th. He's won two times in his last four starts, claiming the BMW Int'l in Germany at the end of June, and hoisting the Claret Jug in Scotland four weeks ago for his first major title.
Aug 13 - 3:37 PM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson fashioned a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's second round of the Olympic Golf Competition to post 8-under 134, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: Stenson is in solo third, two back of 36-hole leader Marcus Fraser.

The 40-year-old landed 11 (of 13) fairways for the second straight lap and improved to 13 greens in regulation. All three of his bogeys came at the par 3s, squaring '4s' on Nos. 4, 14 (3-putt from 39'4") and 17. The Swede camouflaged those with five birdies, circling holes 1, 2, 8, 15, 16 and 18. His split featured four conventional, all from greater than six feet with a long of 26'11" at the par-3 eighth, adding hole-outs on 2 and 15, including a '3' on the par-4 second from 58'5" away. Stenson saved par at the par-4 third from 108 feet.
Aug 12 - 1:23 PM

Sweden's Henrik Stenson navigated the Olympic Golf Course brilliantly en route to a 5-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the Men's Golf Competition, placing him in a share of second place, three off the torrid pace set by Australia's Marcus Fraser.

Stenson arrived as the odd-on favorite with bookmakers and he looked the part in round one. Despite playing during the brunt of the wind, he still managed 11 (of 13) fairways. From there he landed just 11 greens in regulation, but scrambled beautifully (6-for-7). With putting not always his strongest asset, Stenson dug deep and ended the round gaining 2.953 strokes with the flat stick. After day one, the Swede shares second place with Graham DeLaet of Canada. With easier weather conditions forecasted for the remainder of the week, Stenson has the toughest round out of the way and should still be considered the favorite to bring home the gold medal this week.
Aug 11 - 3:18 PM

Henrik Stenson heads to the Mens's Olympic Golf Competition in Rio de Janeiro knowing that course designer Gil Hanse's creations have proved a neat fit for his game in the past.

The Swede is an obvious favourite for the event based on his form, but it maybe of added interest that – on a course fresh to everyone – there are some valid and plausible reasons to expect him to thrive this week (above and beyond being the Open Championship winner and T7 in the PGA Championship in recent times). The Olympic Golf Course is a Gil Hanse design and Stenson has a record of T13-T3-T8 at Hanse's Castle Stuart, used for the Scottish Open. Moreover Hanse has completed restoration and/or renovation work at TPC Boston (Stenson won there in 2013, was T2 in 2015), Ridgewood (Stenson had a round on 64 there during the 2014 Barclays when T38), Plainfield (T2 in the 2015 Barclays) and Doral (T4 in 2015). The extent to which these results carry any weight could be argued about long and hard; it's merely an added indicator during a week when much is guesswork.
Source: IGFGolf.org
Aug 9 - 5:20 AM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson stalled out to a 1-over-par 33-38=71 in the final round of the 98th PGA Championship for a four-day total of 8-under 272, down four spots to T7 with play winding down.

The 40-year-old had to play 36 holes on Sunday. He's the only 40-something to finish in the top 10. Going for back-to-back major titles (2016, The Open), he departs with his fifth top 10 in 10 PGA appearances. The Swede began the finale on 9-under in a two-way T3, two back of 54-hole leader Jimmy Walker. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling a lone birdie at the par-4 sixth from 19'7". Stenson camouflaged that with a two-putt double bogey-6 at the 15th. He's currently No. 1 for the week in SG: Approach-the-Green and No. 2 in SG: Tee-to-Green (12.450), but 77th (of 86) in SG: Putting at -2.843, including -1.373 in R4.
Jul 31 - 7:19 PM

Henrik Stenson carded a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the two-day third round of the 98th PGA Championship to reach the three-quarter pole on 9-under 201, up two spots to T3, two back of 54-hole leader Jimmy Walker.

The 40-year-old won The Open two weeks ago from the 54-hole perch, beginning the finale leading Phil Mickelson by one and winning by three with a closing 63. It was his first major title in his 42nd major appearance. The Swede was one of 10 this week to not hit a single shot during third-round action on Saturday, returning on Sunday morning to play all 18 holes. He striped nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, erasing a lone bogey-5 at the 10th with birdies on Nos. 3, 11, 14 and 18. With no re-pairing between rounds, Stenson will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4, going for his second win of the season in 12 starts and sixth TOUR title in his 155th career event.
Jul 31 - 12:41 PM

Henrik Stenson smoothed a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in round two of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol on Friday and holds the clubhouse lead of 6-under 134, one shot clear of Martin Kaymer.

Fresh from winning the Open Championship with a startling Sunday 63, Stenson has followed that with twin 67s in New Jersey this week. It means he's firmly on course to become the fourth player in the last 11 years to land the Open-PGA double in the same season (Tiger Woods 2006, Padraig Harrington 2007 and Rory McIlroy 2014 the other three). Stenson swallowed early bogeys at 12 and 13 today but balanced the books with an eagle-3 at 18 after smashing his second (a "flat-out 3-wood") from 258 yards to just 3ft. The Swede rode that momentum with birdies at 1 and 3 and moved into the lead on his own after splashing his 86-yard bunker shot at the 380-yard 8th hole to tap-in range. There's a long way to go but right now Stenson is clear favorite with the bookmakers to win his second straight major.
Jul 29 - 2:34 PM

In his first competitive round since winning the Open Championship with a stunning 63, Henrik Stenson hung up a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his opener at the 98th PGA Championship.

That's good enough for T5 on the liveboard and means the Swede is lurking just two shots behind first-round pacesetter Jimmy Walker. A tap-in birdie at No. 2 got him under par early although he handed that shot back at the next. He also wiped out a birdie at 6 with a bogey at 9 after missing from just 3 feet but there were no more errors after that and he cashed in on some fine iron play (15 greens in regulation) with birdies at 12, 15 and 18. Stenson split 9 (of 14) fairways on Thursday and his afternoon lap of the Lower Course at Baltusrol was only bettered by Martin Kaymer. He'll now have the chance to go out early on Friday and put himself in position to make a big bid for a second straight major.
Jul 28 - 6:53 PM

Henrik Stenson will seek back-to-back majors when he lines up in this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey.

The Swede produced some astonishing golf to win the Open Championship at Royal Troon and gamers now need to decide if he'll keep the good times flowing or suffer some mental letdown after the high of landing his first major in such brilliant style. Stenson has an enviable record in the PGA Championship with third places in both 2013 and 2014. Add in T4 in 2008 and T6 in 2009 and it's one of the best around. The 40-year-old was T47 at Baltusrol in the 2005 PGA and, on other A.W. Tillinghast tracks used for majors, posted T26 in the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot and T9 in the 2009 edition at Bethpage Black. He's grouped with fellow 2016 major winners Danny Willett and Dustin Johnson over the first two rounds. The trio peg it up on the 10th tee at 08:30 Thursday.
Source: PGA.com
Jul 26 - 12:06 PM

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

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.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 13 - 5:53 AM