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Henrik Stenson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Henrik Stenson overcame a mid-round stumble to complete victory in the BMW International Open, eventually triumphing by 3 shots after a final round 1-under-par 37-34=71 gave him a total for the week of 17-under-par 271 at Gut Larchenhof.
The Swede headed into the final round with a 1 shot advantage and birdied the 1st hole to maintain the pace, but having made just 1 bogey in his first 57 holes he then made 4 in his next 7. A birdie at No. 5 did repair some of the damage but he was suddenly thrust into a battle when the final afternoon had briefly looked ready to become a procession. No matter: Stenson stamped his authority with red at 13, 15 and 17 to move away from the field as the winning line approached. He ended the week 3 shots clear of Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Olesen as he completed a second BMW International Open victory - and tenth of his European Tour career. "I really feel like I played well in 2015, I just couldn't get a trophy," he said afterwards. "It was a bit hard at times but you've just got to keep on trying and put yourself in position." Jun 26 - 12:45 PM

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When the third round was finally completed on Sunday morning, after no action all Saturday afternoon, Henrik Stenson led Thorbjorn Olesen by 1 shot on 16-under-par 200 at the BMW International Open, with the field a further 4 shots adrift.

The Swede has made just one bogey all week at Gut Larchenhof, and in the third round he made 5 birdies to add to the 7 he made in round two and 5 on Thursday. His long game has been imperious as he has striped 36 of 42 fairways and missed just 5 greens in regulation through 54 holes; he's also saved par every time he has needed to scramble. His third round 5-under-par 34-33=67 leaves him one clear of his Danish rival, with Michael Lorenzo Vera, Darren Fichardt and Raphael Jacquelin on 11-under. The fourth round is being played immediately, with hopes to conclude it Sunday afternoon.
Jun 26 - 7:20 AM

With a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in Friday's second round, Henrik Stenson moved into a share of the lead with Raphael Jacquelin at the BMW International Open in Germany. EDIT: Late in the day Kiradech Aphibarnrat made it a thee-way tie for the lead.

Stenson arrived at 11-under 133 through 36 holes following a bogey-free lap of Gut Larchenhof, a course where he's previously finished runner-up twice. The Swede, who pulled out of last week's US Open with "minor neck and knee issues", started fast with birdies at 10, 12 and 13 before adding another at 16 to turn in 32. He splashed further red at 1, 4 and 7 to match Jacquelin's halfway lead. For the second day running, Stenson his 12 (of 14) fairways while he's missed just 3 greens over his opening two rounds. Today, he needed just 28 putts, six less than in his day-one 68.
Jun 24 - 9:21 AM

Henrik Stenson withdrew during Saturday's second round of the 116th U.S. Open. UPDATE: Stenson tweeted at 10:06 a.m. ET: "Minor neck and knee issues, nothing Major! Hope to be back in action next week! H". He is in the published field at next week's BMW International Open in Pulheim, Germany, on the European Tour.

As of this writing, no reason has been gleaned yet but this is a rare occurrence for the Swede. It's just his second mid-tournament WD in 153 career PGA TOUR starts with the only other coming at the 2012 Wyndham after a first-round 68. The 40-year-old didn't kick off his 10th U.S. Open appearance until Friday and opened with a 1-under-par 69. He got 16 holes of his second frame in the books prior to play being suspended due to darkness. Stenson was 10-over on his lap, 9-over total, and did not return on Saturday to complete the final two holes of his round.
Jun 18 - 9:14 AM

Henrik Stenson cruised to a 1-under-par 34-35=69 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, leaving him three strokes off the 18-hole leader Andrew Landry.

The Swede split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. He swallowed an early bogey at the par-5 12th hole but rebounded on the par-4 15th where he stuck his 219-yard approach shot to 5 inches for a tap-in birdie. The other highlight of the round came at the par-5 fourth hole. He found the green in two and splashed home a 29-footer for eagle, just one of two eagles recorded in round one (Lee Westwood). Stenson's steady ball-striking makes him a serious threat to remain in contention as the week progresses. With top 30s in each of his last six U.S. Open appearances, he's proven to be a staple on the U.S. Open leaderboard. He will have just over an hour to rest before going back on the course for his second round tee time at 4:09 p.m. ET.
Jun 17 - 3:12 PM

Henrik Stenson blitzed Bro Hof Slott GC in 6-under-par 34-32=66 to snatch T4 in the Nordea Masters on 10-under 278, six shots behind the winner Matthew Fitzpatrick.

The Swede thrilled the home crowds with a scintillating Sunday performance which saw him stripe all 13 fairways and catch 14 of the greens in regulation. He was actually only level par through 7 holes (after making birdie on 1 and bogey on 2). But from the 8th tee onwards he was on fire, playing the last 11 holes of the week in 6-unnder. He ticked red at 8, 9, 12, 13, 15 and 17 as he raced through the field. It is his fourth top five finish in the Nordea Masters but he is yet to claim a home win. It is also his fifth top six finish of the season and arrests a run of two missed cuts (at Quail Hollow and Sawgrass).
Jun 5 - 1:13 PM

Henrik Stenson bobbed and weaved to a 3-over-par 38-37=75 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship and at 3-over 147, will miss the 36-hole cut.

Stenson's last missed cut came 36 events ago at the 2014 Honda Classic after rounds of 73-76. He followed that with a TOUR-leading 35 consecutive cuts made, but that comes to an end at the par-72 Quail Hollow Club where prior to this week, he had a 73.43 scoring average over 14 rounds and had missed the cut three times in five tries. The Swede circled seven birdies and at last check gained 2.908 strokes tee-to-green, but squared 10 bogeys and sits 144th in strokes gained: putting at -4.083. With his early exit, past WFC champ J.B. Holmes, who will make the weekend in Charlotte, moves up to the top spot on TOUR with 17 straight made cuts, tying Dustin Johnson who was idle.
May 6 - 6:48 PM

Henrik Stenson rallied for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Masters to post 6-over 294, up 15 spots on the live leaderboard to T28.

This was Stenson's 11th Masters and he's yet to post a top 10. His best is T14 in 2014. The newly minted 40-year-old (Apr. 5th) entered off a runner-up at last week's Houston Open, his eighth career runner-up finish, so expectations were on the upswing. But, he began the final round on 9-over (T43) after opening in progressively worse laps of 72-75-78. The Swede squared two bogeys and a double but overshadowed them with five birdies and an eagle on the par-5 15th, which began a run of eagle-birdie-birdie on holes 15-17. His split included a 19-footer on the par-3 16th and a 26-footer for a '3" at 15. Stenson's total for the week: 1 eagle, 13 birdies, 13 bogeys and 4 double-bogeys.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Henrik Stenson settled for his eighth career runner-up after styling a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to post 14-under 274, up one spot on the day, but one back of champion Jim Herman.

This was Stenson's fifth SHO and second runner-up (T2/2013). Dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season, he now leads the TOUR with most runners-up with five (without a win), including three in last year's Playoffs. The Swede began the finale in a three-way T3, one adrift of Herman and Jamie Lovemark. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he joined the overnight co-leaders with birdie-3 on the first. He missed from 5'8" for birdie at the third, but saved par from 8'8" on the par-5 fourth after his second found the water. The 39-year-old, two days shy of his 40th, birdied the fifth but reached the break one back of partner Russell Henley after sinking a 9'5" par putt on the ninth. Stenson circled the par-4 10th from 11'3" and chipped-in for birdie-4 on the 13th, but squared his first bogey with a failed sand save on the par-3 14th. He canned a 10-footer on 15 for his fifth birdie and saved par on 16 and 17 before a 17'9" birdie to tie slid by on the right.
Apr 3 - 7:08 PM

Henrik Stenson twirled a 6-under-par 33-33=66 on Moving Day at the Shell Houston Open to post 10-under 206 (69-71-66), up 16 spots on the live leaderboard to solo fourth and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Stenson is in a three-way T3, one shy of 54-hole co-leaders Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark.

Stenson may not be the leader at the end of the proceedings on Saturday -- his last lead on TOUR was after 36 holes at last year's TOUR Championship -- but he made a huge move up the leaderboard following a seven-birdie one-bogey masterpiece. His 66, currently the low round of the day, culminated with an unlikely par on the par-4 18th, dropping a 41-footer from off the green using the flat stick. The zero-putt finish netted him just 23 putts on the round and elsewhere circled the seven on 11 greens in regulation for a stellar 1.455 putts per GIR. After penciling five birdies in each of the first two rounds, he's up to 17 for the week, currently No. 1 in the field in that stat. Four were greater than 11 feet, highlighted by a 26'11" roll on the par-4 11th and a 22-footer on the par-5 15th.
Apr 2 - 5:14 PM

Henrik Stenson backed up with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a four-day total of 14-under 274, down one spot and into a two-way T3, three swings back of champion Jason Day.

Try as he might, the Orlando resident can't quite get over the hump at Bay Hill. His last five finishes now read: T15-T8-T5-2-T3. The back nine did the Swede in, much the same as it has in the past, particularly on the weekend. Yesterday, he played them in birdie-less 1-over and today, he exchanged two birdies with two bogeys, but those two squares at the par-3 14th (failed scramble) and the par-5 16th (hit his second into the water), erased back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. Elsewhere, the 39-year-old outpaced bogey on the par-3 second with circles on 6 and 7. For the week, he was T1 in greens in regulation (54/72) despite a week-low 11 in R4, but was 29th in putts per GIR at 1.722. It's his first top 10 of the season in his fifth start.
Mar 20 - 7:39 PM

Henrik Stenson stalled out to a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 13-under 203, and concluded right where he began, T2 and two adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Day.

Stenson was in the final threesome for R3, but will head out in the penultimate twosome in R4 -- off single tees -- after a two-birdie two-bogey one-eagle 70. The Swede, runner-up here last year, briefly held a one-shot lead over Day after a birdie-birdie-EAGLE run on holes 4-6 but that was the extent of his scoring. He played his final 12 holes in 2-over, squaring bogey-4 on 7 and bogey-6 on 12. The 39-year-old, playing his eighth API, striped 12 (of 14) fairways and thru 54 holes, leads the field in greens in regulation at 79.63 percent (43/54), including 14 today. However, he's 39th in putts per GIR, including a disappointing 1.857 in R3. In fairness, other than his three par breakers, he had just two other scoring chances from inside nine feet. Stenson did end on a high note, rolling in an 8'3" one-putt par to complete a sand save from a plugged lie in a green side bunker. The four-time TOUR winner hasn't won since the 2013 TOUR Championship.
Mar 19 - 4:31 PM

Henrik Stenson closed out his second round in a trendy fashion, carding a 6-under-par 35-31=66, accumulating a score of 11-under 133 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to sit two strokes off the 36-hole lead.

Stenson opened up his day with a disappointing 5'7" par-saving failure at the par-3 second hole. The Swede adjusted from there, as he didn't miss anymore from inside 10 feet and circled seven birdies along the way. In fact, they all occurred in alternating fashion (birdie,par,birdie...) beginning at the par-5 sixth hole. Stenson saved his best for last as he walked off the course with a 19'1" birdie bomb on the par-4 18th green. This round could benefit the field as well as himself, considering the pressure it will put on the leader, Jason Day, who looked to be running away from the field after the AM wave completed their rounds.
Mar 18 - 5:51 PM

Henrik Stenson signed for a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-35=67 to join the party of four other early clubhouse leaders at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Swede entered the week as a course horse and is doing nothing to dispel that title through 18 holes. Stenson kicked off his round on the back nine and circled just one birdie before making the turn. After a 273-yard drive at the par-4 first, he landed his 173-yard approach shot to seven inches for a tap-in birdie. The fun really began on the par-5 sixth, as he rattled off three straight birdies to provide DFS owners a reason to rejoice. That included a 24'9" roll on the par-3 seventh hole. Stenson landed 14 greens in regulation today, and gamers should expect more of the same throughout the week for this Orlando resident.
Mar 17 - 1:12 PM

Henrik Stenson sets his eyes on Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster Course ahead of this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The Swede has just two starts on the season, a T47 at the CIMB Classic and a T11 at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He's remained busy on the European Tour, though, posting four top 10s in five tries since the closure of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. Stenson has five top 25s in eight tries at the WGC-Cadillac, including T16 and T4 finishes since the infamous redesign that took place ahead of the 2014 edition. Gamers should strongly consider the Swede in all fantasy formats this week.
Mar 1 - 8:58 AM