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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 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." Aug 28 - 10:19 AM

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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.
Aug 20 - 6:13 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.
Aug 19 - 6:24 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.
Aug 18 - 1:22 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.
Aug 17 - 6:47 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.
Aug 16 - 7:01 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.
Jul 23 - 2:36 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.
Jul 22 - 12:23 PM

Henrik Stenson won an epic final-round duel with Phil Mickelson to win last year's Open Championship; he'll bid to win it again at Royal Birkdale this week.

There are some good historical pointers for the Swede. Padraig Harrington was DC when winning the last Open to be held at the Lancashire links in 2008. And in that very same Open, Stenson finished third after rounds of 76-72-70-71. Also runner-up at Muirfield in 2013, the 41-year-old owns four top threes in his last eight Open starts. Stenson last defended a title at this year's BMW International Open and finished T10 although, as with this week, it was a different course to the one he'd won on 12 months previous. Since then, his only start was T26 in last week's Scottish Open where he closed with a 68. He'll begin his title defense at 14:48 local Thursday alongside Jordan Spieth and Si-Woo Kim.
Jul 19 - 7:01 AM

Defending champion Henrik Stenson pieced together a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round at the BMW International in Germany, nudging up four spots to T2 and, at 8-under 136, just one back from fellow Swede Joakim Lagergren.

Stenson has missed five of his last eight worldwide cuts, the latest at the U.S. Open last week, but during that poor run he did post T3 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. And his play so far this week suggests another title push. Although he won this event at Gut Larchenhof last year, the Open champ has also tasted victory at this week's course, Golfclub München Eichenried, back in 2006 while he was also runner-up here in 2015. Stenson has made just two bogeys through 36 holes, his sole blemish today coming at No. 13 after he'd started par-birdie-par. He got back under par for the day with a birdie at 18 and found further circles at 1 and 8 to put himself in great position for a weekend title defense.
Jun 23 - 9:19 AM

Henrik Stenson has a solid if unspectacular record in the U.S. Open Championship which he will hope to build on at Erin Hills Golf Course this week.

There was a hint from Swedish journalists during the recent Nordea Masters that Stenson was getting a bit tetchy, that all the extra media work he was having to undertake was tiring his nerves and patience. If that’s true it might explain the lack of consistency this season. After a year in which he finally broke through to win a major (The Open) and also claimed a silver medal in the Olympics, he opened the season with three straight top tens then promptly added four straight missed cuts, since when he has added T16 at THE PLAYERS, T3 in the BMW PGA Championship and T26 in Sweden. He withdrew this time last year when T6 after an opening 69 (neck and knee issues), before that he had seven tournament top 30s in nine starts. Only once, however, when T4 in 2014 was he in contention with 36 or 18 holes to play.
Jun 13 - 10:52 AM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson is the betting favorite at this week's Nordea Masters in his homeland of Sweden.

That seems an obvious statement although the market is close as Stenson's rivals include compatriot Alex Noren, who added to his four wins in the second half of 2016 with a superb come-from-behind victory in the BMW PGA Championship. Stenson was T3 himself at Wentworth and will now look to capture his home event for the first time after two second places and a pair of other top fives in his last eight appearances. One of those runner-up finishes came in 2004 at Barseback, the course he grew up on. "I know where to place the ball and where not to be and how to adjust myself to the greens and fairways so it's an advantage," he told, "but on the other hand this is one of the most difficult weeks because of all the commitments that comes from being back home."
May 31 - 9:14 AM

Henrik Stenson threatened to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth before becoming one of many becalmed after the sensational finish of Alex Noren; he shot a final round 4-under-par 32-36=68 for T3 on 8-under 280.

For 12 holes Stenson was superb, ticking three in a row at 2, 3 and 4, adding another front nine birdie at 7 and back-to-back red at 11 and 12. Only a bogey at 9 had marred his day and he was tied for the lead, albeit with four others. Just then Noren made eagle at 18 to post 11-under and Stenson stumbled with bogey-5s at 13 and 15. His race was run when he ticked the 18th. "There was certainly some good stuff in there for sure," he said, "but I'm not playing good. Too many unforced errors. I'm not a big fan of the golf course, never bee, never played that great here. But it's been a great week."
May 28 - 2:06 PM

Henrik Stenson dug deep to post a second round 1-under-par 35-36=71 which gave him a 36-hole total of 5-under 139, good for T5, two behind the clubhouse leaders heading towards the end of the day at BMW PGA Championship.

The Swede's tour continued his inability to break 70 on Friday at the West Course since he debut in 2001 (when he shot 66). That runs now stretches to 12. It was something of a slog and yet it leaves him primed to make a run for a title he has never lifted, or take the secondary prize of earning a first top five in the tournament. On the front nine he squared the par-3 5th and responed to circle the par-4 8th. He made two back nine birdie-4s, at 12 and 17, but erred with bogey-5 at the 383-yard 16th.
May 26 - 12:37 PM

Henrik Stenson didn't have his best stuff today but still managed a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and, at 5-under 139, is just shots behind halfway leader Thomas Pieters.

It was a day of saving pars for the Open champ although he did let shots go with bogeys at 5 and 16. He wiped those out with birdies at 8 (holing a 30-foot bomb) and 12 and ensured an under-par lap after a superb third shot to the par-5 18th, his ball stopping two inches from the pin for a kick-in birdie. Stenson said later that he felt the greens were "a little on the slow side" compared to how they are on the PGA TOUR right now so he'll have to continue to make that adjustment over the weekend. He's currently T4 on the live leaderboard and, with the wind picking up for the afternoon starters, Stenson should be in one of the last groups out on Saturday.
May 26 - 8:32 AM