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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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Despite falling over par with a seven at the par-4 16th, Henrik Stenson recovered strongly to shoot a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in round one of the BMW International Open.
Although his big number wiped out gains at 11, 12 and 18, Stenson really got to work on his second nine and circled birdies at 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to climb to within a shot of surprise leader Andrew Johnston. The Swede was immaculate from the tee today and hit all 14 fairways while he missed just three greens in regulation. In good spirits after his round, he also made a wry reference to Chambers Bay. "The greens are rolling nicely and I made some good putts out there. They're better than broccoli," quipped Stenson, who coined that phrase for the much-maligned putting surfaces at last week's U.S. Open course. Jun 25 - 8:18 AM

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Overnight co-leader Henrik Stenson regressed to a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in his second round of the U.S. Open, arriving at the midpoint in 1-under 139, four shots off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

The Swede manufactured 15 par-breaker chances today but still totaled six bogeys and 38 putts. Two birdies on his inward side helped ease the heartache, but chalk him up as one of the many dissidents of the combination of fescue and Poa annua grass at Chambers Bay. "It's like putting on broccoli," he said afterwards.
Jun 19 - 11:50 PM

Henrik Stenson end-loaded a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the 115th U.S. Open, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Stenson was cruising along with three birdies and two bogeys through 13 holes before he found the next gear. He converted birdies at 14, 15, 16 and 18 to catch Dustin Johnson atop the leaderboard. The Swede missed only three (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation, yet required only 27 putts. Like DJ, Stenson remains in pursuit of his first title in a major.
Jun 18 - 5:01 PM

Henrik Stenson put up a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round to stay in contention for a first victory in his home Nordea Masters at PGA Sweden National.

For now, that tally of 6-under 210 is just one off the clubhouse lead and currently slots him in just four shots behind pacesetter Alex Noren, who still has two holes to play. Stenson flew out of the gates with an eagle-birdie start in round three and added further par breakers at 11, 14 and 18. His only bogeys came on the par 3s at 4 and 17. To give his round context, no-one has bettered it so far on a windy day at The Lakes Course and it's elevated him 27 spot to T7. Speaking after his round, he said, "At least I’m in with a chance now. I played pretty well. It was pretty tough once again."
Jun 6 - 12:34 PM

World No.4 Henrik Stenson overcame a dip to put up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in round one of the Nordea Masters at PGA Sweden National.

The Swede attracted the majority of the morning galleries on The Lakes Course and delivered two birdies in his first three holes, at 11 and 12. But with the wind gusting he gave back those gains by squaring bogeys at 13 and 17. Stenson would pick off birdies on the front nine's two par 5s and completed a decent morning's work by saving par after an exquisite long bunker shot at the tough par-4 9th hole. He's currently slotted just inside the top 20 and lies only three swings back from leader Jens Dantorp.
Jun 4 - 10:08 AM

Henrik Stenson has yet to win his home Nordea Masters but will try again on The Lakes Course at PGA Sweden National this week.

This event has tormented him down the years, none more so than the 2005 edition when Aussie Mark Hensby holed a 30 foot putt at the 72nd hole to tie before beating Stenson in a playoff. He had another good chance to win at this week's course 12 months ago when stalling on Sunday after roaring into contention with a 64 the previous day. The World No. 4 is an honorary member of PGA Sweden National and has played the course a number of times outside tournament play. Making him star pick for the European Tour Fantasy game may seem a no-brainer although he was only T58 at Quail Hollow on his latest start.
Jun 1 - 2:36 PM

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

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'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. 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.
Mar 30 - 12:39 PM