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Henrik Stenson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Sweden

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Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2013 en route to eventually winning the FedExCup Championship and is back to defend this week.
The Swede better get his act together, as he is 66th in the FedExCup standings and can't afford a misstep if he hopes to continue his journey towards a second FEC Championship. He tied for 38th last week at The Barclays to make a modest move from 70th to 66th. While a similar result would be good enough to get him to the BMW Championship next week, his eyes are on much bigger prizes than just advancing. Aug 26 - 9:48 PM

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Henrik Stenson went out early and stapled a 6-under-par 32-32=64 on the board for his second round of The Barclays.

At 6-under 136, he's the very early 36-hole clubhouse leader, but these two rounds couldn't have been more different. The Sweden went 0-for-15 in birdie chances on Thursday and walked off with a bogey at the par-4 18th hole, the only that he didn't par. Today's recovery also featured 15 greens in regulation, but he converted seven times and added a five-yard hole-out from the rough for birdie at the par-5 17th. Three of his conventional rolls measured longer than 11 feet, but the clear-cut highlight set the tone for the day. After landing his tee ball at the par-3 10th where he opened 53'8" feet from the cup, Stenson drilled it home for the 2. He entered the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 70th in points and this is just his 13th start of the season. So, unless he advances to the BMW Championship, he'll fall short of the membership minimum of 15 starts.
Aug 22 - 12:04 PM

Henrik Stenson put a charge into Valhalla Golf Club with his final-round 5-under-par 30-36=66 in the PGA Championship to take the clubhouse lead at 14-under 270.

The Swede played the front nine at Valhalla Golf Club blemish-free with birdies on every odd-numbered hole, and then traded a birdie and a bogey on the back. His 26'10" birdie at the par-4 ninth stands as the highlight, while all of the other birdies fell from inside 10 feet. Stenson had a chance to take it one deeper after finding the fairway on the par-5 18th, but he caught a mud ball and flew the green before ultimately settling for a par. Not known as a great putter, he was leading the tournament in strokes gained at the time of his posting. While he eventually settled for a share of third place, it official secures an exemption into the 2015 Masters. The top four gain entry. The others: Rory McIlroy (win); Phil Mickelson (second); Rickie Fowler (T3). Of course, all four were going to be exempt anyway.
Aug 10 - 8:23 PM

Henrik Stenson crafted a 4-under-par 33-34=68 in the third round of the PGA Championship to join Louis Oosthuizen in the clubhouse lead at 9-under 204.

The Swede bagged six birdies and gave away two bogey on his navigation of Valhalla Golf Club. With the exception of a 23'9" birdie at the par-4 17th, all of his circles on the scorecard came from inside 10 feet. Opposite his reputation, he was second in strokes gained-putting at the time of his posting. This leaderboard is packed with premier players, some looking for their first major championship like Stenson, while others are seeking to add to their legacy. A strong final round could realistically result in a Wanamaker trophy for Stenson.
Aug 9 - 6:19 PM

Henrik Stenson posted an even-par 36-35=71 in his second round of the PGA Championship, arriving at the midpoint in 5-under 137, two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Swede has enjoyed better days, but at least he didn't shoot himself out of the tournament. He traded three birdies with as many bogeys. Two of his birdies disappeared from beyond 10 feet, the highlight stretching 29'6" at the par-4 13th hole.
Aug 8 - 2:54 PM

Henrik Stenson wielded a red-hot putter in his opening round of the PGA Championship after which he signed for a 5-under-par 32-34=66 to finish one off the clubhouse lead.

Stenson's strokes gained-putting split sat at 4.135 at last check, tops in the field. He hit 12 greens in regulation and buried six birdies. The set featured conversions from 15'1", 46'4" and 16'10" at Nos. 7, 9 and 18, respectively. He also poured in a par save from 12'2" at the par-4 16th. The Swede's only gaffe of the day occurred at the par-4 15th where he rinsed his approach and settled for bogey.
Aug 7 - 7:03 PM

Henrik Stenson carded a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Stenson reaches the 54-hole mark inside the top 10 at 5-under 205. His third lap around Firestone CC featured four birdies and two bogeys, with the rest pars. His closing birdie at the par-4 18th came on the heels of a 3 hour and 17 minute rain delay, and fell from 13'9". That was child's play compared to his 69'2" birdie at the par-4 13th. He will need to go low in the final round, and get a little help from those above him, if he is to have a chance to steal a win on Sunday.
Aug 2 - 4:08 PM

Henrik Stenson spun a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

After opening the tournament with a 1-over 71 that featured three consecutive bogeys to close out his opening nine, Stenson was after a spark. Well, he got it. After striping the fairway at the par-4 10th hole where he kicked off his loop around Firestone today, the lanky Swede holed out from 108 yards for eagle. He chased it with a birdie conversion from 18'5" at the par-4 11th and would add two birdies the rest of the way, including a run from 11'8" at the par-4 18th. Only a bogey-4 at No. 14 spoiled an otherwise stellar round during which he hit 15 greens in regulation. Now 3-under 137, he's suddenly five swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 1 - 2:52 PM

Henrik Stenson signed for an even-par 35-37=72 following his opening round of The Open Championship.

The indifferent score wasn't without a notable event, however. After attempting to escape from a poor lie off the fairway at the par-4 17th hole, Stenson promptly snapped his iron over his leg, breaking it in two. It was a harsh penalty given it was the only fairway (of 14) he missed all day. He bogeyed the hole, but bounced back with a birdie-4 at the last. Overall, he circled four birdies, two bogeys and a double while playing with Tiger Woods. Stenson hit 13 greens in regulation and didn't break par, so you can understand his frustration by the time he reached the penultimate hole.
Jul 17 - 9:07 AM

Henrik Stenson tied for 48th place at Royal Liverpool in 2006 and returns this week for another chance at The Open Championship.

The Swede has been kicking on the major championship door for a while now, finishing 21st place or better in his last six majors, and it's seemingly just a matter of time before the door falls over. He's in top form, as well, finishing top 10 in five of his last six events, worldwide. This is one of those weeks where trends converge perfectly, and expectations are at there highest.
Jul 16 - 11:27 AM

Henrik Stenson stumbled to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the U.S. open to tie for fourth at 1-over 281.

When the day began, the Swede was one of a precious few who had a chance to apply some pressure to Martin Kaymer in an attempt to spoil his good walk around Pinehurst No. 2. Stenson failed to do so, with his two birdies more than swallowed up by five bogeys. Perhaps the takeaway is that he is beginning to peak at just about the same time he did a year ago, when he went on a tear and eventually won the FedExCup Championship. Keep a close eye on him going forward.
Jun 15 - 7:33 PM

Henrik Stenson carded a steady even-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the U.S. Open to reach the 54-hole mark at 2-under 208.

The Swede played quintessential U.S. Open golf on Saturday, circling two birdies while handing back two bogeys. He split 12 of 14 fairways and landed 13 GIR, while burning the edges on multiple birdie putts, and was nearly the guy that gave 36-hole leader, Martin Kaymer, something to worry about. Stenson has been remarkably consistent this week, posting 69s in each of his first two rounds before Saturday's 70. He will try and score his first major championship in Sunday's finale.
Jun 14 - 6:58 PM

Henrik Stenson fashioned a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in his second round of the U.S. Open.

With Thursday's identical score, the Swede is 2-under 138 at the midpoint, eight strokes adrift of the 36-hole lead. He hit 15 greens in regulation today, but still suffered two bogeys against three birdies. Overall, he's missed only seven GIR, but squared five bogeys.
Jun 13 - 7:02 PM

Henrik Stenson carded a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the U.S. Open, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

You knew that it would be just a matter of time before he begins making noise again. He's played a limited schedule this year after needing to recharge his batteries after a world-beating 2013, and there's quite a bit of golf remaining at Pinehurst, but he's in position to become the first Scandinavian to win a major. Stenson traded four birdies with three bogeys today. His score goes in the books as his lowest first round in eight starts in the U.S. Open.
Jun 12 - 12:51 PM

Henrik Stenson is rounding into form just in time for this week's U.S. Open.

Henrik Stenson has found him swing overseas after a slow start to the 2014 PGA TOUR season. After his first six PGA TOUR starts yielded just one top 10, the Swede took to the European Tour where he polished away three international top 10s. He's 5-for-7 in his career at the U.S. Open with all five going for top-30 finishes. Good form converging with good tournament history makes Stenson one of the top options this week.
Jun 11 - 12:26 PM