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Henrik Stenson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/5/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Sweden

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Henrik Stenson turned away Brendon Todd 3 and 2 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
Whether he was feeling better, Stenson's game was on point at TPC Harding Park today. He raced to a 3-up lead with birdies at 1, 2 and 4. Todd picked up wins with a par at the par-4 eighth and birdie-3s at 10 and 12. The latter circle squared the match. Alas, the Swede birdied the par-3 13th, won the par-4 14th with par and wrapped up the win with a birdie-3 at 16. He's 1-1 entering Friday's third-round match against Bill Haas (1-1). Todd is mathematically eliminated at 0-2, but the field will be expecting him to give John Senden (2-0) a test. Apr 30 - 7:53 PM

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Henrik Stenson was beaten by John Senden in 19 holes in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

On paper, this should have been a whitewash, but it's why they stick their pegs on the ground. Senden's first of only two leads -- the latter, of course, yielded the sudden-death victory -- occurred at the par-5 first hole, which he birdied. He handed it back with a bogey-4 at No. 2, and then saw Stenson manufacture a pair of 1-up margins. It stood that way until the Aussie connected for birdie at the par-5 18th to extend. Senden closed it out with second birdie at No. 1 in extras. He'll reset and take on Bill Haas on Thursday, while the Swede will try to stem off certain elimination against Brendon Todd in the second round.
Apr 29 - 5:58 PM

Henrik Stenson continues to battle illness on the eve of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

His health improved after a T19 at the Masters where he arrived as a question mark, but he's sick again. "I’ve got no expectations for this week," he said. "It hasn’t turned out the way we wanted, but you can’t control these things and all you can do is try and get back up on the horse, get healthy and get going. It’s a long season." For anyone else, this might not be as much of a concern in fantasy circles, but it was none other than Stenson who withdrew after one hole of the 2010 edition with the flu. He conceded to Ben Crane at Dove Mountain, and then collected FedExCup points and official earnings. This is to say that there's already a precedent for the now-39-year-old former champion (2007). He'll have a rather normal schedule until the weekend when the final four will have been reserved 36 holes on both days. This could be a lot to ask even for the physically fit, third-ranked player in the world.
Apr 28 - 7:53 PM

Former winner Henrik Stenson heads to TPC Harding Park in San Francisco for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Stenson lifted this trophy in 2007 and was also third in 2008 although he's not been past the last 32 since. A new round-robin format ensures the Swede three matches this year and he'll tackle Bill Haas, Brendon Todd and John Senden in Group 3. The World No. 3 has positive memories of this year's course having finished T3 in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship at the California track. Despite battling illness, he finished T19 at Augusta National on his last start and before that had three straight top-four finishes on the PGA TOUR. Stenson is 1st in strokes gained: putting this year and, as we know, it's on the greens where this tournament will be won and lost.
Apr 27 - 6:37 PM

Henrik Stenson polished off the 79th Masters with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 4-under 284, good for sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Just like with Steve Stricker earlier today, that we're connecting Stenson with the clubhouse lead on Sunday is unimaginable. The Swede considered withdrawing before the tournament with on ongoing illness, and then again after his opening round. But he muscled up and landed 29 greens in regulation on the weekend en route to 6-under 138. Today's effort included 15 GIR and five par breakers, including an eagle-3 at the 15th hole. Today's score is his lowest in 34 competitive rounds in 10 appearances at Augusta National. Stenson signed his card sitting T16 on the leaderboard, so he'll have to wait another edition to claim his first top 10, but this is his 12th consecutive payday in majors.
Apr 12 - 4:33 PM

Henrik Stenson submitted a 2-under-par 33-37=70 for his third round of the Masters.

Good news times two. First, he's been well enough to forge ahead, even making the cut with a pair of 1-over 73s. Second, he hit 14 greens in regulation and buried four birdies today, including three in a row to conclude his outward nine. Gamers will take whatever he gives at this point. At even-par 216, the Swede shares the very early 54-hole clubhouse lead.
Apr 11 - 2:31 PM

Henrik Stenson had to settle for a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in his opening round of the 79th Masters.

Given the fact that he admitted to not feeling strong on the eve of the tournament, the Swede was a smart non-play for gamers. He fulfilled the fade early. Through 12 holes, he was birdie-free 4-over with two bogeys and a double. Stenson would pick up birdies at 13, 14 and 15 -- the first and last of that stretch are par 5s -- but crawled home with pars on the final three. This is his 10th appearance and he's still after his first top 10, but he opened top 20s in the last two with 75 and 73, respectively. While he's nine strokes off the overnight lead, the good news is that he didn't withdraw and gets another night to help shake off a bug that has lingered since he withdrew prior to last Shell Houston Open. UPDATE: About an hour after Stenson concluded his round, Golf Monthly alerted its followers on Twitter that he might not continue: "Word is that Henrik Stenson may withdraw from the #TheMasters, suffering bronchitis-type symptoms. To be confirmed. RB."
Apr 9 - 6:53 PM

Henrik Stenson was not confident about his health in an interview with Todd Lewis of Golf Channel.

The Swede withdrew early from last week's stop in Houston due to fever and a sore throat. He's in Augusta, Georgia, but he's not 100 percent. According to GolfChannel.com's Will Gray, Stenson told Lewis, "I'm not improving at the rate I would have liked to. I don't feel too strong." Reading the direction of the multiple tweets on the subject, it appears that the interview will air on "Golf Central" at some point today. Lewis himself, tweeted, "Just spoke with @henrikstenson who could not finish 9 holes because too weak from having flu. Expectations are low for him." Consider all bets off on Stenson as a contender, at least early in the tournament. Body willing, he has the length, the form and the experience at Augusta National to grind through and emerge on the weekend.
Apr 8 - 5:56 PM

Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from this week's Shell Houston Open due to a fever and a sore throat.

Golfing.se reported the news. Stenson has been on a tear, and this setback is unrelated to his golf swing, so we shouldn't adjust our lofty expectations in advance of next week's Masters where he placed a career-best T14 last year.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 30 - 12:39 PM

Henrik Stenson submitted a disappointing 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and finished alone in second at 18-under 270.

The Swede will certainly rue this as a missed opportunity. He suffered a three-putt bogey on the par-4 15th and followed that with a three-putt par from just off the green on the par-5 16th, ultimately missing a playoff by one stroke. Though he circled four birdies to just two bogeys, the putter killed him all day long. He missed six putts from inside of 10 feet. He had a birdie bid from 20'7" to force a playoff on the 18th hole, but it was a forgone conclusion that he would miss it. The bright spot was his ball-striking, as he finished the week first in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He will now lick his wounds as he continues to prepare for the Masters in a few weeks.
Mar 22 - 6:05 PM

Henrik Stenson took control of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a bogey-free 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round and leads by two strokes at 16-under 200.

The Swede circled four birdies and an eagle on his trot around Bay Hill Club and Lodge. His putter produced on three occasions, rattling home birdies from 11'5" and 12'8" on the par-4 ninth and 15th holes and landing an eagle from 19''10" on the par-5 16th. He put on a ball-striking display, splitting 12 of 14 fairways and landing 16 GIR. Stenson gained over four strokes tee-to-green and ranks inside the top 10 in both strokes gained: tee-to-green and strokes gained: putting. He entered the week as the favorite of many, and he has done nothing to disappoint.
Mar 21 - 5:39 PM

Henrik Stenson backed up his opening 68 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 6-under-par 36-30=66 in today's second round.

The score is terrific, obviously, but it's how he closed that grabs our attention even more. After trading two birdies with two bogeys going out, Stenson picked off six birdies on his inward side, including on each of the last four holes. That closing run included conversions from five yards off the green at the par-4 15th and conventional rolls of 41'10" and 17'11" at Nos. 17 and 18, respectively. His early pair featured runs from 10-and-a-half feet at the third hole and 22'2" at No. 5. He even poured in a par save from 10'8" at the par-3 seventh. At last check, Stenson's strokes gained: putting clip for the round measured 4.893.; he ranked second in the field for the week. At 10-under 134, he's tied for second, three strokes adrift of 36-hole leader Morgan Hoffmann.
Mar 20 - 5:56 PM

Henrik Stenson authored a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, finishing one stroke off the pace of the threesome sharing the clubhouse lead.

This was entirely anticipated. With fourth-place finishes the last two weeks and a 6-for-6 record at Bay Hill with top 10 in his last two trips, Stenson was as obvious a choice in every format as anyone all season. He delivered 12 (of 14) fairways hit, 15 greens in regulation and four birdies. His longest par breaker disappeared from just 12'8" at the par-3 seventh hole. Continued to ride this horse because he can handle the load.
Mar 19 - 2:23 PM

Henrik Stenson spun a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Valspar Championship and is the new clubhouse leader at 9-under 275.

Stenson started fast at the Copperhead Course, circling birdies on his first two holes from close range. His only dropped shot came at the par-4 ninth hole. He would rebound on the back nine with birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes. The 12-footer on the 16th hole was his longest of the day. He will now sit back and wait to see if Jordan Spieth and Ryan Moore stub their toe behind him. It's not out of the question, as they still have to navigate the very difficult final three holes, also known as The Snake Pit.
Mar 15 - 5:16 PM

Henrik Stenson signed for an even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to remain at 5-under 208 for the tournament.

The Swede's lap around the Copperhead Course began with 10 pars. He stubbed his toe with a bogey on the par-5 11th, but rebounded with a 12'7" birdie at the par-3 13th and a six-foot birdie on the par-3 15th before dropping his final shot at the par-3 17th. His scores have gone backwards this week. After a 67 in the opener, he followed with a 70 on Friday and a 71 on Saturday. He'll need to reverse that trend if he is to walk away with the trophy on Sunday.
Mar 14 - 5:45 PM