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Henrik Stenson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190

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Henrik Stenson will seek a first win of 2018 when he begins Thursday's Maybank Championship at Saujana G&CC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The messages are mixed when you glance into the course record of the Swede at Saujana. In 2004 he posted 74-74 to miss the cut. Twelve months later he opened 69-64 for T3 and stayed there over the weekend with 71-67 to finish four swings back of winner Thongchai Jaidee. On that latter occasion he ranked 9th for Total Putting, 4th for Total Driving, 2nd for Ball-Striking and 1st for All-Round. His fortnight in the desert was frustrating. He shot nothing but 70s on Thursdays and Saturdays, yet went low in-between (68-64 in the second rounds; 65-68 in the final rounds for T8 and T6). If he can avoid those flat patches he looks to have a fine opportunity to pick up a win: The 3-wood ought to be the perfect fit from many of the layout's tee boxes. "Long game has not been where I want it to be," he said Tuesday, "but putting has been pretty solid. Not making many mistakes and I'm happy with that." Jan 30 - 4:26 AM

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Henrik Stenson is qualified but will not play in this week's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

The Swede won the regular-season finale at the 2017 Wyndham Championship, earning him a spot in this week's field. It's the fifth time that Stenson has qualified to play in the Tournament of Champions, but he hasn't returned since a T28 in his 2008 debut. Instead, Stenson typically starts his new year by heading to the Middle East for the European Tour's desert swing. The 41-year-old is not the only one taking a pass this week, as Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia will also be DNPs despite their qualification.
Jan 1 - 12:29 PM

Henrik Stenson returns from a rib injury as he prepares for this week's Hero World Challenge.

Stenson cited a rib injury after finishing T35 in his latest start (Turkish Airlines Open four weeks ago). The initial blame was put on the extreme photoshoot he participated in at the WGC-HSBC Champions but Stenson later clarified that the HSBC was not to blame. At that point he didn't rule out a return to action at the DP World Tour Championship, but instead, he's waited a few more weeks. Given this is an exhibition, there is no reason for Stenson to tee it up if he thinks his body can't handle it. That being said, just finishing four rounds is a nice guaranteed paycheck. Gamers should be cautiously optimistic about this week's return to action for the Swede.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:45:00 AM

Henrik Stenson styled a final round 2-under-par 34-36=70 for T2 in the WGC-HSBC Champions on 12-under 276, alongside Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, two swings back of the winner Justin Rose at Sheshan International GC.

The Swede reached the run in 2-under thanks to birdies at 6 and 7, and with the pre-round six-shot leader Johnson flailing he started to sniff victory. He made bogey at 11, but bounced back to tick 12. A red number at 16 had him briefly tied for the lead, but Rose made birdie at 17 and Stenson bogey. Despite that conclusion he was extremely chipper afterward. "I'm very happy with the week and the way I played in general," he said. "I came here looking for a bit of form and some answers. Still a work in progress, but I think I got them. We were in contention and that's where we want to be." Of the late error he was clear-headed. "I hot one bad shot, possibly the wrong club, at 17 and that ended my chances. But I'm not going to let that spoil the positives. Very pleased."
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:03:00 AM

Henrik Stenson smoothed into solo third on 10-under 206 thanks to a third round 3-under-par 37-32=69 in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International GC in Shanghai.

The Swede was straightforward about the task ahead of him after his round, six back of leader Dustin Johnson. "If Dustin keeps playing this way it's a one man show," he said. "But you never know. The high winds forecast, this course has a couple of holes you can have big numbers. It's never over till it's over." On Saturday he had to stay patient, as he carded nine pars and one bogey in his first ten holes. The change came at 11, where he had admitted to a lucky bounce in round two, but there was no need for that on Saturday as his approach landed inches from the cup and he was rewarded with birdie. Three more followed at 14, 16 and 17 as he moved clear of the peloton yet remained adrift of the leader. The good news is that he has pegged three 65s and a 67 in his last four final laps of Sheshan.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 04:57:00 AM

Henrik Stenson toured Sheshan International GC in 3-under-par 34-35=69 to be T6 on 7-under 137 heading in the weekend at the WGC-HSBC Champions; he is six shots back of leader Dustin Johnson with 36 holes to play.

It is only the second time in 11 attempts (and the first in the WGC era) that the Swede has posted a pair of sub-70 rounds in this tournament and there is better news: three out of his last four appearances in this event he went really low at the weekend. He was 12-under in 2013 and last year, then 11-under in 2015. Even the exception (2014) witnessed one low lap (last round 65), the problem was a shocking round three 81 preceded it. On Friday he made bogey at No. 1 for the second day in succession before ticking 2 and 3. Further birdies came at 8, 11 and 16, with a second bogey at 15. He admitted he was a little fortunate. "A really lucky bounce there and made birdie, so guess it all evens out in the long run." He's landed 80.6% of Greens in Regulation and needed 56 putts through two rounds.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 05:23:00 AM

Henrik Stenson is all set to hit the final straight of the European Tour season and first up is the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International GC in Shanghai, China.

Plenty of course experience in the log book for the Swede, taking in four starts when it was a regular tournament and another six as a World Golf Championship event. He has six top 20 finishes in that record, but in all truth he has only once ever been in genuine contention with one round to go. That is, when inside the top five. The occasion was in 2008, when he opened 65-69 to lead before closing 72-71 for T3. Last year's T2 is his highest finish, but he smashed a final lap 65 when starting T8 and still finished seven swings behind winner Hideki Matsuyama. His win in August at the Wyndham Championship came soon after his reign as Open champion ended, perhaps no coincidence. But he was flat in the FedEx Cup Play-Offs (T17-T51).
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 02:18:00 PM

Henrik Stenson ranks 22nd in the FedExCup race but will sit out this week's Dell Technologies Championship, allowing him two weeks of rest before the final two-event stretch.

The Swede added the Wyndham Championship late in the season to ensure he reached the 15-start mark needed to maintain his full TOUR status. That provided him a huge jump up the FedExCup standings when he went on to win the event. After playing six of the last seven weeks, Stenson will rest before (presumably) returning in two weeks for the BMW Championship, in what will be his 15th start of the PGA TOUR season. There is no word on any injury but we will update if that news changes. For now we should consider this a rest-related WD. UPDATE: Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press adding the following about Stenson's WD, "Stenson skipping Boston this week. Tightness in his knee, physio recommending a week of rest."
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Overnight leader and World No. 9 Henrik Stenson, a pre-tourney co-fave at 14/1 outright, birdied four of his final six holes en route to a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to reach 22-under 258, good for a one-shot win over Ollie Schniederjans and his sixth PGA TOUR title in his 170th career start. UPDATE: Stenson climbs three spots to 6th in OWGR.

The 41-year-old's 258 aggregate is a new tournament record, eclipsing 259 by Si Woo Kim (2016) and Carl Pettersson (2008). It's his first win since the 2016 Open 16 starts ago, also as 54-hole leader, and improves to 3-for-5 converting from the three-quarter pole. The win comes in the Swede's fourth Wyndham and is his first cash. It's his seventh top 25 of the season in 13 starts, fourth straight, and third top 10, besting a T2 at the WGC-HSBC last October. After kicking off in career-low 62, 66, 66, the Orlando resident began with a one-shot lead over three players, including Schniederjans. Playing out of the final twosome, he hit 12 (of 14) fairways and 16 GIR, posting 1.872 SG: TTG. Stenson squared two bogey-5s at Nos. 2 (3-putt from 60'1") and 6, outflanked by eight circles at 1, 3, 5, 7, 12 and 15-17, four from between 16 and 43 feet, posting 1.688 putts per GIR and 2.750 SGP. He vaults 52 places to 23rd in the FEC standings.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 06:13:00 PM

Top-ranked and World No. 9 Henrik Stenson rallied for a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to post 16-under 194, up two places on the day and good for the 54-hole lead by one over three players.

This is the 41-year-old's fifth career 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 170th career start, previously 2-for-4 and never finishing worse than solo 2nd. It's his first 54-hole lead/co-lead of the season in 13 starts, and first since the 2016 Open Championship, which he went on to win with a stellar 8-under 63, his most recent of five TOUR titles. The Orlando resident found 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.535 SG: Approach and 1.927 SG: Tee-to-Green. He was even-par thru 12 holes, canceling four birdies at Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 with bogey-5s at 4 and 11, and double-bogey-5 at 7, but then played his final six in 4-under, circling a hat-trick at 13-15 and an eighth birdie of the day at 17. The Swede's split featured two from between 17 and 32 feet, posting 1.533 putts per GIR and 1.320 SG: Putting. He's currently No. 1 in putts per GIR with a cumulative 1.596.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 06:24:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, top-ranked and World No. 9 Henrik Stenson tacked on a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Wyndham Championship to post 12-under 128, up one spot to the top of the leaderboard and good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Stenson is in solo 3rd, one back of 36-hole co-leaders Ryan Armour and Webb Simpson.

If the lead holds, it'll be his fifth 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 170th career start, first since the 2015 TOUR Championship where he finished T2 (63-68-72-72). He's 1-for-4 converting, winning the 2013 TOUR Championship wire-to-wire. The 41-year-old hit 11 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, posting 2.510 SG: Approach-the-Green though -0.441 SG: Around-the-Green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 18 (failed scramble), outpaced by five circles at Nos. 13, 15, 4, 5 and 7, all from inside of 13 feet. The Swede recorded 1.750 putts per GIR and 0.669 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:22:00 PM

World No. 9 Henrik Stenson twirled a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-31=62 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, placing him one off the early lead set by Matt Every.

The Swede added this event to his schedule to ensure he reaches the minimum 15 starts required to maintain membership. His flat stick didn't care why he was entered, it came to play. Before his day was done, he'd roll in three putts from the 20-to-21 foot range, gaining 3.96 strokes putting on the round. His always-steady ball striking was reliable, as usual, pelting 16 greens in regulation. Stenson had used this event three times in the past as a springboard toward 15 starts (MC-MC-WD) but none since 2012 when he was just rounding back into world-class form. His fortunes were much different this time around, as this will go in the books as his new career-low round on the PGA TOUR. With Sedgefield boasting soft and receptive greens, he'll need to keep his foot on the gas for three more rounds in order to stay in contention.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Top-ranked and World No. 9 Henrik Stenson arrives for this week's Wyndham Championship at 75th in the FedExCup standings.

The 41-year-old is making his fourth appearance at the Wyndham, first since a mid-tourney WD in 2012 (68-WD), and missed the cuts in 2010 and 2011. He's the only player in the field in the top 20 in OWGR and is a pre-tourney co-fave outright at 14/1 (with Kevin Kisner). This is the Orlando resident's 13th start of the season and needs a minimum of 15 to retain status next season. He checks in off three straight top-17 finishes or better, including a T11 in his Open defense and T13 last week at the PGA (74-70-70-70). Overall, the Swede is 7-for-12 on the season with six top 25s and two top 10s, a T7 at the Valspar back in March and a T2 at the WGC-HSBC Champions last October. He's also made eight European Tour starts, posting six top 10s and two top 5s.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Defending champion Henrik Stenson signed for an even-par 37-33=70 during the final round of The 146th Open, ending his title bid in a share of 11th place on 3-under 277.

Stenson started the day eight off the pace and might have pushed it as a result. He swallowed bogeys at 3, 6, and 8 without circling his first birdie until 11th. He would add two more coming into the clubhouse, but he was clearly out of the mix at that point. It was impossible to live up to last year's loft standards but this week was a step in the right direction for the Swede who entered without much form. Stenson now has five top 15s in his last nine Open Championship appearances.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 02:36:00 PM

Henrik Stenson stepped on the gas in round three of The 146th Open, signing for a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to reach Sunday with a three-day tally of 3-under 207.

The defending champion fought the elements on day one and two but the conditions were ripe for scoring today. The Swede took advantage by landing 15 greens today on his way toward six birdies and one bogey. That included a pair of par-3 birdies, finally getting revenge at the 14th after swallowing bogeys there in each of the first two rounds. The 41-year-old is not cruising like he was last year at this event, but he is still right in the hunt hading into Sunday. With four podium finishes already on his Open resume, he will need another stellar Sunday round to pick up a fifth.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 12:23:00 PM