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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 carved out a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to take the clubhouse lead at 9-under 279.
While the Swede hadn't played poorly to start the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, this will go into the books as his first top 10. His tie for eighth at Bay Hill in 2013 was his first of that season, and he went on to win the FedExCup title. Aside from the obvious high finish, another excellent sign was how dialed in his irons were. After leading the PGA TOUR in GIR in 2013, Stenson did the same at Bay Hill this week. Mar 23 - 5:02 PM

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Henrik Stenson managed a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to join Matt Jones in the clubhouse lead at 5-under 211.

The Swede circled five birdies and squared two bogeys on his tour of Bay Hill, missing just one fairway and landing 14 GIR in a solid display of ball-striking. Driving accuracy has been a key to his week, splitting 33 of 42 fairways. He's slowly rounding into form, cracking the top 20 in two of his last three starts entering this week.
Mar 22 - 3:52 PM

Henrik Stenson signed for respective rounds of 73 and 76 at The Honda Classic and missed the 36-hole by nine strokes.

The field of 144 enjoyed lift, clean and place on preferred lies during the first two rounds at par-70 PGA National, but the reigning FedExCup champion failed to capitalize. He split 17 (of 28) fairways but hit only 16 greens in regulation. That mismatch led to eight bogeys and two doubles against only three birdies. It's his first MC on the PGA TOUR since last season's Wells Fargo Championship, so his consecutive cuts made streak on the circuit ends at 13. However, in the last seven weeks worldwide, he's just 2-for-4 with no top 25s in stroke-play starts worldwide and a second-round exit at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. He'll try again at next week's WGC-Cadillac Championship where he hasn't played since 2010.
Feb 28 - 8:05 PM

Henrik Stenson opened the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2-and-1 victory over Kiradech Aphibarnrat in the Jones Bracket.

Stenson was the default No. 1 seed in the tournament, but he fulfilled the expectation today nonetheless. He buried six birdies against, four of which for wins to complement two others with pars. However, bogeys at 9 and 10 handed the first-timer from Thailand a 1-up lead. Stenson took 11 with a birdie before Aphibarnrat regained control with a birdie at the par-3 12th. After matching par-5s at 13, the Swede won three of the next four for the match and his first win in the opening round in his last five appearances. He'll face Louis Oosthuizen on Thursday.
Feb 19 - 6:15 PM

Henrik Stenson is the top-ranked player in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The Swede is third in the Official World Golf Ranking, but the absence of Tiger Woods and Adam Scott has him heading the Gary Player bracket and preparing for a first-round tee time against Kiradech Aphibarnrat. If you look back at Stenson's history in this event, it's cringe-worthy. He's failed to advance out of the first round in his last four trips to Dove Mountain. Upset special, perhaps?
Feb 18 - 10:07 PM

Henrik Stenson is not listed in the published field of next week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

While the Swede is slotted third in the Official World Golf Ranking, he's arguably the best golfer on the planet right now. In his last 15 starts worldwide, Stenson has three wins, three seconds, two thirds and a fourth among 11 top 10s. During that stretch, he won both the FedExCup and the Race to Dubai. This is the third time that he's qualified for the winners-only soiree at Kapalua, but he's made just one appearance (T28, 2008). After a well-deserved break (and time to allow his ailing right wrist to heal as much as possible), he'll return to competition in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 16-19. Stenson plans to play the entire Desert Swing, in fact, with stops in Qatar and Dubai in successive weeks, before making his 2014 PGA TOUR debut at the WGC-Accenture Match Play on Feb. 19-23. He's already 1-for-1 on the young season with a shocking T31 at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 09:06:00 PM

Henrik Stenson sits bogey-free 1-under-par through seven holes of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Stenson opened with a birdie at the par-4 first hole before reeling off six straight pars. Play was suspended for two hours and 48 minutes early in the afternoon due to inclement weather. The 30-man field then worked in another 78 minutes before thunderstorms halted play for good until 7:30 a.m. local time on Friday. The Swede sat out the South African Open two weeks ago to give his injured right wrist some time to rest and heal.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from this week's South African Open to rest his injured right wrist.

While the decision makes sense, it can't be easy for any touring pro to step away from a tournament at which he is the defending champion. And since Stenson won the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai on Sunday, it may have a few casual observers scratching their heads. "Despite my performance in Dubai, I am still having concerns about my wrist, and it really needs to rest," he said. "I realize this is disappointing to the organizers and my fans, but this decision was extremely difficult for me. I love this tournament and was always looking forward to coming back to defend my title. Unfortunately, in our line of business, we have to be very mindful of injuries and be careful not to make matters worse." If he's willing and able, his next scheduled start is the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Dec. 5-8.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Henrik Stenson was in another league at the DP World Tour Championship where he posted a tournament-record, 25-under-par 68-64-67-64=263 and registered a six-stroke victory to secure his place as the champion of the 2013 Race to Dubai.

Dismissing a sore right wrist, Stenson split 50 (of 56) fairways and hit 68 greens in regulation at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. He converted 24 birdies against two bogeys on his first 71 holes before capping off the season with an eagle-3 at the last. Ian Poulter finished alone in second place at 19-under 269 with a Sunday 66. It's Stenson's only victory of the season on the European Tour and eighth career on the circuit. With it, he becomes the first to win the FedExCup and Race to Dubai; he just so happened to achieve both in the same calendar year. "It has been an incredible summer for me, the (autumn) in America was great and now this," he said. "It has been a dream season. ... I don't know how I am going to be able to top this next year but I am going to give my best in the majors and [becoming the first male Swedish player to win one] would be the icing on the cake."
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Henrik Stenson posted an even-par 37-35=72 in his opening round of the BMW Masters.

If his right wrist was an issue, he grinded through it today. Stenson split 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and averaged 307.5 yards off the tee. Those acceptable splits when healthy. He took 33 putts, however, and traded three birdies with three bogeys, but his ball-striking didn't suffer, and that's the positive takeaway from the opener. What's more, he's T14 after 18 holes in the 78-man field.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Henrik Stenson is questionable to compete in this week's BMW Masters at Lake Malaren in Shanghai, China.

This is the first event of the new Final Series on the European Tour. Stenson hasn't played anywhere since securing the FedExCup with a victory at the TOUR Championship during which he played through soreness in his right wrist. The concern is that he hasn't felt an improvement from the discomfort. "I am hoping to get it sorted out over the next couple of days," he said on Tuesday, "but at the moment I’m not in great shape and I’m not certain of playing this week." After receiving treatment and having reportedly undergone an MRI, he participated in Wednesday's pro-am. Next week's WGC-HSBC is a co-sanctioned event on the PGA TOUR, so gamers will want to keep a close eye on his form at the BMW Masters. "It’s very worrying," Stenson added, "especially as this will be the first week of a seven-tournament stretch for me."
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Henrik Stenson never wavered in the final round of the TOUR Championship, posting a 2-under-par 34-34=68 and winning by three strokes at 13-under 267, claiming the FedExCup title in the process.

The Swede had 11,440,000 reasons not to collapse in the final round at East Lake Golf Course, but circled three birdies to just one bogey in what proved to be a nearly perfect week. He ended the tournament inside the top three in birdies, driving accuracy, GIR, strokes gained-putting and putting average. Considering he had just one top 10 on the PGA TOUR in 2012, failing to crack $800k in earning, it's fair to say that no one saw this season coming. A T2 at the Shell Houston Open and a T5 at THE PLAYERS served notice that something had changed for the better, then a runner-up at The Open Championship kick-started a run of five top-three finishes in his final seven tournaments, including a win at TPC Boston in the second leg of the FEC Playoffs. The only bad news for the Swede is that the season has come to an end.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Henrik Stenson extended the gap in the third round of the TOUR Championship, posting a 1-under-par 31-38=69 and leading Dustin Johnson by four strokes at 11-under 199.

The Swede started off the morning on fire, circling four birdies without a blemish on his opening nine at East Lake Golf Club. They came easy, as two of them were inside three feet. He would struggled to get his round to the clubhouse, squaring four bogeys to just one birdie on the back, including a 3-putt on the par-3 18th. Of note, he is a bogey-free 13-under on the front nine for the week, so it's imperative he get off to a solid start in the final round. Though he ranks either first or second in driving accuracy, GIR, strokes gained-putting and putting average, it was easily his worst statistical round in ball-striking on Saturday. Should he hold on and win, he would also hoist the FedExCup and the additional $10 million prize.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Overnight leader Henrik Stenson submitted a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in his second round of the TOUR Championship to reach 10-under 130 at the midpoint, good for a four-stroke margin over Adam Scott entering Saturday's third round.

Confidence is invaluable. First, while warming up today, Stenson noticed that the face on his 4-wood caved in. After a reminder from a PGA TOUR rules official that carrying a non-conforming club would result in penalty (and use of it would be ground for disqualification), Stenson had the club stored in his locker. So, he played with 13 clubs, and then split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation to continue his aerial assault on East Lake. He's go 1-for-2 in scrambling thanks to a par save from 12'5" at the par-3 sixth hole. Elsewhere, he picked off five birdies, including conversions of 27'2" and 21'10" at Nos. 4 and 16, respectively. He co-leads the field in fairways hit (21 of 28) and ranks first in GIR (31). He's also an impressive fourth in strokes gained-putting (0.942).
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Henrik Stenson crafted a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in his opening round of the TOUR Championship, good for sole possession of the overnight lead by one stroke over Adam Scott.

Tidy golf. Stenson split nine (of 14) fairways and created 15 opportunities for par breakers today. He converted on seven of them for birdies, all from inside 10 feet. In fact, he went 18-for-18 in that range in what was his first live round at East Lake. The Swede's lone blemish occurred at the par-4 16th, where he failed to get up and down from the rough left of the green.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 06:10:00 PM