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Henrik Stenson

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

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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

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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

Henrik Stenson backed up with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a four-day total of 14-under 274, down one spot and into a two-way T3, three swings back of champion Jason Day.

Try as he might, the Orlando resident can't quite get over the hump at Bay Hill. His last five finishes now read: T15-T8-T5-2-T3. The back nine did the Swede in, much the same as it has in the past, particularly on the weekend. Yesterday, he played them in birdie-less 1-over and today, he exchanged two birdies with two bogeys, but those two squares at the par-3 14th (failed scramble) and the par-5 16th (hit his second into the water), erased back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. Elsewhere, the 39-year-old outpaced bogey on the par-3 second with circles on 6 and 7. For the week, he was T1 in greens in regulation (54/72) despite a week-low 11 in R4, but was 29th in putts per GIR at 1.722. It's his first top 10 of the season in his fifth start.
Mar 20 - 7:39 PM

Henrik Stenson stalled out to a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 13-under 203, and concluded right where he began, T2 and two adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Day.

Stenson was in the final threesome for R3, but will head out in the penultimate twosome in R4 -- off single tees -- after a two-birdie two-bogey one-eagle 70. The Swede, runner-up here last year, briefly held a one-shot lead over Day after a birdie-birdie-EAGLE run on holes 4-6 but that was the extent of his scoring. He played his final 12 holes in 2-over, squaring bogey-4 on 7 and bogey-6 on 12. The 39-year-old, playing his eighth API, striped 12 (of 14) fairways and thru 54 holes, leads the field in greens in regulation at 79.63 percent (43/54), including 14 today. However, he's 39th in putts per GIR, including a disappointing 1.857 in R3. In fairness, other than his three par breakers, he had just two other scoring chances from inside nine feet. Stenson did end on a high note, rolling in an 8'3" one-putt par to complete a sand save from a plugged lie in a green side bunker. The four-time TOUR winner hasn't won since the 2013 TOUR Championship.
Mar 19 - 4:31 PM

Henrik Stenson closed out his second round in a trendy fashion, carding a 6-under-par 35-31=66, accumulating a score of 11-under 133 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to sit two strokes off the 36-hole lead.

Stenson opened up his day with a disappointing 5'7" par-saving failure at the par-3 second hole. The Swede adjusted from there, as he didn't miss anymore from inside 10 feet and circled seven birdies along the way. In fact, they all occurred in alternating fashion (birdie,par,birdie...) beginning at the par-5 sixth hole. Stenson saved his best for last as he walked off the course with a 19'1" birdie bomb on the par-4 18th green. This round could benefit the field as well as himself, considering the pressure it will put on the leader, Jason Day, who looked to be running away from the field after the AM wave completed their rounds.
Mar 18 - 5:51 PM

Henrik Stenson signed for a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-35=67 to join the party of four other early clubhouse leaders at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Swede entered the week as a course horse and is doing nothing to dispel that title through 18 holes. Stenson kicked off his round on the back nine and circled just one birdie before making the turn. After a 273-yard drive at the par-4 first, he landed his 173-yard approach shot to seven inches for a tap-in birdie. The fun really began on the par-5 sixth, as he rattled off three straight birdies to provide DFS owners a reason to rejoice. That included a 24'9" roll on the par-3 seventh hole. Stenson landed 14 greens in regulation today, and gamers should expect more of the same throughout the week for this Orlando resident.
Mar 17 - 1:12 PM

Henrik Stenson sets his eyes on Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster Course ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The Swede has just two starts on the season, a T47 at the CIMB Classic and a T11 at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He's remained busy on the European Tour, though, posting four top 10s in five tries since the closure of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. Stenson has five top 25s in eight tries at the WGC-Cadillac, including T16 and T4 finishes since the infamous redesign that took place ahead of the 2014 edition. Gamers should strongly consider the Swede in all fantasy formats this week.
Mar 1 - 8:58 AM

Henrik Stenson endured a creaky climax to his second round to card 4-under-par 32-36=68, enough for a 7-under 137 halfway total.

The Swede is playing the event for a 16th time and there has been a curious banding of his past performances with relation to the top ten. His first five trips saw him fail to break it once, his next five saw him never finish outside it, and in the third slice of five he was back to getting stuck outside of it. Perhaps this week marks a return to the form of the middle section, a period which included a win in 2007. He missed only one green in regulation in round two. He ticked three par-breakers on the front nine, at 3, 6 and 8. He added another three at 14, 16 and 18, but had bogeys in-between at 15 and 17. He enters the weekend three back of the leaders.
Feb 5 - 8:15 AM

Henrik Stenson plays in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after pulling out of the Qatar Masters to rest his knee.

The Swede had surgery in December and bounced back to action in style with a T3 in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, but he promptly pulled out of the Qatar Masters. He said at the time it was simply precautionary and a case of resting the tired joint. He told EuropeanTour.com of his return: "There are not too many courses I know better than the Majlis. I feel like I know this course inside out, and had the success in 2007 and another couple of high finishes. So, it’s a really an enjoyable week for me in Dubai."
Feb 3 - 5:09 AM

Henrik Stenson closed with a smooth 5-under-par 35-32=67 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a 14-under 274 total that left him T3.

It was a strong week for the Swede on his comeback from knee surgery at the back-end of 2015. He made one bogey in the final round on 6, but circled half a dozen birdies, including a rash of them at the finish on 15, 17 and 18. He was inches shy of chipping in for eagle on the final green. Ultimately he also came up just short of the win, but he’ll be pleased with the return to competitive action, however he has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Masters, although there was no indication that it is anything other than precautionary.
Jan 24 - 8:13 AM

Henrik Stenson pieced together a lob-sided 39-33=72 in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to complete a 7-under-par 137 36 hole total.

If one set of numbers (his two nines) was off kilter, another was very well balanced: he made 4 birdies and 4 bogeys, but it was very much a story of two days. The round began late on Friday, Stenson never settled and was 3-over through 13 when the klaxon called a halt to play. Resuming Saturday morning he was a new man, rattling in par breakers on 15, 16 and 17. It was only a surprise that he didn't make it 4-for-4 on the par-5 final hole. He's needed only 51 putts this week, but his long game deserted him Friday, reflected in his stats: just 6 (of 14) fairways and just 10 greens in regulation. The five holes on Saturday boosted those stats and give hope for the rest of the weekend. He lies 3 shots off the lead at halfway.
Jan 23 - 4:00 AM

Henrik Stenson made light of recent knee surgery to post an opening 7-under-par 33-32=65 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, good enough for the early clubhouse lead.

The Swede went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in December and said pre-tournament that just walking 18 holes each day would be a challenge. He made light of those tempered expectations in round one at Abu Dhabi GC with eight birdies against a single walk-off bogey at 9. Starting at 10, the World No. 5 circled red at 13, 16 and 18 before nailing four straight birdies from the second hole. Stenson came off similar surgery in 2012 and shot an opening 80 in this very tournament. What a contrast today. One the stats, he split 8 (of 14) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and took just 25 putts.
Jan 21 - 3:57 AM

Henrik Stenson finished solo second at the co-sanctioned Nedbank Golf Challenge on Dec. 6th in South Africa and three days later in Orlando, underwent surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus.

In the GolfChannel.com article (link below), Stenson revealed that he had a similar procedure on his left knee back in December, 2011, but this latest issue arose last summer during the FedExCup Playoffs, where he posted three runners-up in four events. He told "Fairways of Life" host Matt Adams on Friday that he began hitting balls two days ago and hopes to return to competition when the European Tour hits the Middle East. "We’re working on getting back into action. Started hitting balls two days ago," he said. "There's a tiny bit of a limp still. It's a little bit of a grind." The Swede didn't win in 2015 -- breaking a three-year stretch with at least one win -- but had six worldwide runner-up finishes on 25 starts. The 39-year-old traditionally begins his season at the European Tour's three-event Middle East Swing, which begins on Jan. 21st in Abu Dhabi.
Jan 8 - 3:41 PM