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Henrik Stenson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190

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World No. 14 Henrik Stenson authored a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the 82nd Masters to post 9-under 279, good for T5, which is where he began, and six adrift of overnight leader and champion Patrick Reed.
The 42-year-old sunk a 4-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole, accompanied by a demonstrative fist-pump. It wasn't for his second major title (2016 Open), and it wasn't because it moved him to shared-fifth. More likely, it was because the Swede finally recorded a top 10 at the Masters in his 13th try. Overall, this is his 12th top 10 in 48 majors, first since T7 at the 2016 PGA. It's also his third straight top 13. After opening with 69, the Orlando resident posted three straight 70s to get the monkey off his back. At 1-over thru 12 holes in the finale, he had dropped out of the top 10, but got back in with birdies at 13, 15 and 18. Stenson striped 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation with zero 3-putts, outpacing three squares with five circles. Apr 8 - 9:20 PM

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World No. 14 Henrik Stenson backed up with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the 82nd Masters, dipping two places to solo 5th on 7-under 209, seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Patrick Reed.

After opening with 69-70, the 42-year-old began in solo 3rd, four back of Reed. Playing out of the penultimate twosome with Rory McIlroy, who shot 65, he found 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, needing 30 total putts. The Swede kicked off his scoring with bogey-6 at hole 2 (unplayable lie with his tee shot), before circling birdies at 7 (hole-out from a greenside bunker) and 8. He mustered just one more birdie at the par-5 15th (from six feet) to fall off the pace. The Orlando resident will play out of the third-to-last twosome on Sunday with Tommy Fleetwood.
Apr 7 - 7:55 PM

World No. 14 Henrik Stenson tacked on a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the second round of the 82nd Masters for a 36-hole tally of 5-under 139, up one place to solo 3rd, four back of leader Patrick Reed.

This is the 42-year-old's 48th major with 24 top 25s, 11 top 10s and the one win at the 2016 Open Championship (Royal Troon). He hit nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, recording 1.56 putts per GIR with one three-putt. The Orlando resident squared three bogeys at holes 4, 10 and 12, outflanked by five birdies at 2, 8, 11, 14 and 17. Two of those were two-putt varieties, adding a 30-footer from off the green at 11 and a 28-footer at the par-4 14th. The Swede concluded his scoring with a 15-foot birdie-3 at 17 and then got up and down for par at 18 from just short of the green. He'll play out of the penultimate twosome on Saturday with Rory McIlroy.
Apr 6 - 7:42 PM

Henrik Stenson confounded his career history to card a first round 3-under-par 34-35=69, his very first sub-70 opening lap in 13 visits to the Masters, it left him T3 on the live leaderboard.

The Swede has never made strong starts in this tournament. He's twice posted 71 and twice 72, but the other eight performances have been poor. Indeed, in 2010-11 he shot an 80 and an 83. On Thursday he swept through the back nine, ticking birdie at the fourth (27'0") and seventh (7'0"). There were more par breakers on the back nine: from 27'0" at 11 and tap-ins on the two par-5s (13 and 15). There were errors, too, however: Failure to find the 14th and 18th greens followed by failure to scramble the par. Overall, and with the weight of that history, he must be happy. Nonetheless, to contend for the Green Jacket he must continue to break with tradition. He had never gone sub-70 on Friday, nor - incredibly - has he done so on Saturday (he has, however done it three times in his last four final round laps). He landed 10 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation.
Apr 5 - 4:31 PM

World No. 15 Henrik Stenson carved out a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Houston Open for a four-day total of 14-under 274, up one place to T6, five adrift of a two-man playoff involving overnight co-leaders Beau Hossler and eventual champ Ian Poulter.

The 41-year-old, four days shy of his birthday (April 5th), bags his fifth top 25 in seven appearances and fourth top 10. He recorded four straight in the red for a third time, joining his runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2016. After kicking off in 68-68-69, the Orlando resident began in a six-way T7, three back. He found nine (of 14) fairways and hit all 18 greens in regulation, gaining 2.805 strokes approaching-the-green. The Swede squared two bogeys at holes 3 (3-putt from 64'10") and 14 (3-putt from 53'1"), offset by five birdies at 1 (from 12'0"), 4, 8, 10 and 15. He posted a pedestrian 1.889 putts per GIR and -1.840 SG: Putting, needing 34 total putts. For the week, Stenson ranked 2nd in SG: Approach (8.442) but 66th (of 75) in SGP at -2.214. It's his third top 10 this season in four starts, second straight.
Apr 1 - 8:05 PM

World No. 15 Henrik Stenson fashioned a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the Houston Open to for a 54-hole tally of 11-under 205, up four places on the live leaderboard to T7, three in arrears of clubhouse leader Ian Poulter.

This is the 41-year-old's seventh appearance with four prior top 25s and three top 10s, all three doubling as top 3s. He debuted a T3 in 2009 and was joint-runner-up in 2013 and solo 2nd in 2016. After kicking off with twin 68s, the Orlando resident was bogey-free thru 36 holes, one of only two players to accomplish that this week (Scott Piercy). On nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he squared two bogeys on Saturday, offset by five circles, four from inside of feet feet and walking off with a 32-foot, eight-inch birdie bomb at 18. The Swede posted 1.714 putts per GIR (29 total putts) and -2.016 SG: Putting, but gained 5.042 strokes approaching-the-green.
Mar 31 - 5:15 PM

Henrik Stenson continues his boycott of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, skipping this week's event for the third-straight year.

The Big Swede is not boycotting the event, in general, but instead he's expressing his dislike for the format. When asked about it ahead of the Valspar Championship, Stenson said "Match Play, it's kind of do or die for me. I'm winning and I'm staying or I'm losing and I'm going home." He went on to add, "It's a couple of things for me. When it changed, I haven't played it a lot since that got changed and also a scheduling thing because I played a big one early and I had some time off to rest and practice. I don't feel like I'm going to play five weeks in a row with Augusta being the last one and I like to play the week before for the Masters." Gamers should expect to see him peg it next weeks at the Houston Open and the Masters.
Mar 19 - 4:19 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 15 Henrik Stenson bobbled to a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, dropping three spots to solo 4th on 13-under 275, five shy of champion Rory McIlroy, who fired a week-tying-low 64 out of the penultimate pairing.

The 41-year-old, chasing his seventh TOUR title in 175 events, was the first-round leader with 64, co-led after 36 holes with 69, and began with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Bryson DeChambeau after a R3 71. Playing out of the final twosome, he began two clear of McIlroy. The Orlando resident hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.503 strokes off-the-tee and 1.291 tee-to-green. He squared two bogey-5s at holes 8 and 18, slightly outpaced by three birdies at 1, 4 and 13, two from between 11 and 13 feet. The Swede, who drops to 3-for-6 when the 54-hole leader/co-leader, recorded a pedestrian 1.846 putts per GIR and 0.164 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. He's now 2-for-3 on the season with two top 5s (T2, WGC-HSBC) and improves to 9-for-10 at the API with seven top 25s, five top 10s and four top 5s.
Mar 18 - 8:12 PM

First-round leader and second-round, co-leader Henrik Stenson pieced together a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 12-under 204, good for a one-shot lead over playing competitor Bryson DeChambeau, who shot 72.

The Orlando resident is chasing his seventh TOUR title in 175 events, first since the 2017 Wyndham just five starts ago. At the Wyndham, he was the 54-hole leader by one, shot 6-under 64 and won by 1 (Schniederjans). Overall, this is his sixth career 54-hole lead (all outright leads) and is 3-for-5 converting, including his last two tries. The Swede also led the 2016 Open by one, shot 8-under 63 and won by three (Mickelson). After opening in 64-69, he co-led with DeChambeau and hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.582 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 2.044 around-the-green. The 41-year-old squared three bogeys at holes 8, 10 and 17, outpaced by four circles at 1, 9, 12 and 16, two from between 12 and 31 feet. He posted 1.727 putts per GIR and 1.208 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. Stenson will play with DeChambeau again in R4 out of the final twosome.
Mar 17 - 6:31 PM

Overnight leader Henrik Stenson slowed his pace but still steadied a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-36=69 during round two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, staking his claim as the early 36-hole clubhouse leader (11-under 133) with play still in progress.

The Big Swede circled nine birdies in R1 but couldn't replicate those scoring chances today. In fact, starting on the back nine, his first scoring opportunity from inside 15 feet came at the par-5 fourth hole (his 13th of the day). He didn't convert that 10'5" chance but rattled off three straight following that par. Continuing the trend we mentioned yesterday, Stenson is now in the position to be T3 or better after 9 of his last 11 rounds at Bay Hill. If this lead holds by day's end it will be his fifth career 36-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR. He's converted one of those four previous 36-hole leads (2013 TOUR Championship). Stenson enters the weekend with just one bogey on his card, having split 24 (of 28) fairways through two rounds.
Mar 16 - 1:09 PM

Henrik Stenson set his eyes on the Bay Hill course record (62) before ultimately settling for an 8-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead with play winding down on Thursday.

Arriving fresh off a missed cut at the Valspar, this Orlando resident flipped the script in R1 of the API. Today's round was all set up with steady striking off the tee, missing just one (of 14) fairways. From there, he gained 2.437 strokes on approach. His flat stick finished the job nicely, rolling in five putts from outside nine feet in addition to a hole out par-saver from 16 feet. Stenson is now in familiar territory, positioned inside the top 3 at the API for the 8th time in his last 10 rounds here at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. This will go in the books as his sixth career first-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR, first since the 2015 TOUR Championship.
Mar 15 - 6:11 PM

Henrik Stenson returns from a four-week layoff as he sets his eyes on Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Copperhead Course for this week's Valspar Championship.

The Big Swede's last five PGA TOUR starts have produced finishes of T2-T51-T17-WIN-T17 but we've seen him in the States just once since the start of September. More recently, he's rattled off finishes of 8-T6-T60 on the European Tour. The Orlando resident will make the short jump over to Innisbrook to play this event for the fourth time. His three previous visits have yielded 4-T11-T7. Stenson should be considered in all fantasy formats this week.
Mar 6 - 12:23 PM

Henrik Stenson will avoid a repeat of last year's WD at the WGC-Mexico Championship, skipping the event entirely this year, with no injuries to report.

Stenson battled a stomach bug last year during his trip to the WGC-Mexico Championship. He was 3-over thru 11 holes of the first round before calling it quits. He returned the following week to post a T7 at the Valspar Championship. The Swede is on the tentative field list for next week's Valspar, so gamers should assume a clean bill of health. His lone PGA TOUR start this season is a runner-up finish at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Since then, he is 4-for-4 on the European Tour with a pair of top 10s during the desert swing. Skipping a big event like this is nothing new for the 41-year-old as he skipped last year's WGC-Match Play as well as this year's Sentry Tournament of Champions. A lot of younger players would give a right arm to crack these type of fields but Stenson is comfortable in setting his own schedule.
Feb 26 - 8:48 AM

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

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