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Henrik Stenson

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

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In Match 2 of Sunday Singles at the 2016 Ryder Cup, Europe's Henrik Stenson beat American Jordan Spieth 3&2. Live Leaderboard: USA 9.5 Europe 7.5. Stenson ends his 5th appearance with a 2-3-0 record (7-7-2 overall), while Spieth wrapped his 2nd appearance at 2-2-1 and is 4-3-2 overall.
Spieth, who's yet to win a singles match in the Ryder Cup or the Presidents Cup, won the 1st and 5th with birdies, with Stenson getting back to AS with birdies at 3 and 8, and went back-to-back at 9 to go 1UP. The 40-year-old Swede extended to 2UP with birdie at 11 before Spieth won the 12th with par versus a Stenson 3-putt bogey. Stenson won the 13th on concession to go back to 2UP, and halved the 14th, missing from seven feet to go 3UP with 4 to play. The pair halved the 15th with birdies and the 23-year-old American went for the green at the par-5 16th in two and bounced into the water's edge. When he stepped into the water to take his stance and attempt a shot, the ball moved, resulting in a 1-stroke penalty and a hole (and match) concession. Oct 2 - 4:04 PM

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Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose lost their Friday morning foursome match at Hazeltine National to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed 3&2, but they flipped the script in afternoon four-balls, shellacking the same American duo 5&4 to register the first point for Team Europe, with the score now reading USA 4; Europe 1.

Reed birdied the par-4 first for the U.S. to take a 1UP lead, but it was the only hole the Americans would win. After their win earlier in the day, Reed/Spieth moved to 3-0-1 as a team in Ryder Cup play, but Stenson and Rose sent them to their first defeat in resounding fashion. Rose closed out the match with birdie-3 at 14, his fourth birdie of the match, but Stenson was the big dog, halving the second with birdie, and birdie wins on holes 4, 7 and 8, flipping a 1-hole deficit into a 2UP lead at the turn. The Swede's fifth birdie also won the par-3 13th. Speith and Reed each recorded three birdies in the match, but just the one at the first won a hole.
Sep 30 - 5:56 PM

Henrik Stenson will tee it up at the Hazeltine National Golf Club-hosted 2016 Ryder Cup having nursed his knee injury through the last few weeks.

The 40-year-old's major championship breakthrough at the Open Championship seemed ready to herald a barn-storming finale for the year. Alas that lingering knee injury has hampered his progress, causing him to mollycoddle the problem through the FedEx Cup play-offs with this week in mind. His summer run of T4-WD-1-T13-T17-2, including victory in the BMW International Open and Open, plus silver in the Olympics, became WD-T41 in the play-offs, which has to be a concern. He'll return to the course with fond memories of finishing T6 in the 2009 PGA Championship, when he ranked second for Total Accuracy. He was undefeated playing alongside Justin Rose at Gleneagles in 2014 and there is plenty of talk of the partnership being reestablished. At his best, brilliant, but oddly subdued in Ryder Cup singles, losing two of three (in contrast his entire individual match play record reads 24-18-5, including victory in the 2007 WGC World Match Play).
Sep 29 - 6:04 AM

Past champ Henrik Stenson returned to action with an opening 3-under-par 34-34=68 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.

The 40-year-old withdrew after first-round 3-over 74 at The Barclays citing concern over his surgically repaired knee. He won the FedExCup in 2013, buoyed by his win here at TPC Boston, and let one get away last year, finishing solo second after leading thru 54 holes. The Swede kicked off with five birdies today, overshadowing bogey-5s at 12 and 14, missing a pair of par-savers from inside of eight feet. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 15 greens in regulation, posting 2.025 SG: Tee-to-Green and a mediocre 0.274 SG: Putting. Stenson's split featured three conversions from between six and 12 feet with a long of 21'11" at the par-4 10th.
Sep 2 - 2:20 PM

Henrik Stenson is set to return to action this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, dealing with a small tear in his meniscus as he preps for TPC Boston.

The Swede packed it up early last week, following a 3-over 74 in round one of The Barclays. He got an MRI on his knee since then and alerted Golf Channel that the culprit was a small tear in the meniscus, the same knee that was operated on this past December. Stenson ranks 21st in the FedExCup standings, but there is a slight chance that he opts for rest before the Ryder Cup if the knee causes him any more issues this week. With a win and a runner-up on his TPC Boston resume, Stenson possesses a lot of upside this week, but gamers should be well aware of the injury risk as well.
Sep 1 - 8:22 AM

Following an opening round 3-over-par 35-39=74, Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from The Barclays, citing a knee injury.

The Swede split just eight (of 14) fairways in round one en route to 11 greens in regulation. Very low numbers, especially by his lofty standards. The real cuplrit was the flat stick though, missing four putts from inside seven feet, losing 1.891 strokes putting on the day. Entering the week ranked 14th in the FedExCup race, he will be able to return next week at TPC Boston, if his knee is up to the task. This is the same knee (right knee) that required surgery last December.
Aug 25 - 5:45 PM

Henrik Stenson fought Justin Rose hard down the stretch, but came up short of adding 2016 Olympic gold to his Open Championship title, when posting a final round 3-under-par 32-36=68 to finish second on 14-under 270 in Rio de Janiero.

The Swede got off to a great start, posting birdie-4s at the first and fifth, and adding a superb third red number following a 38'4" putt on No. 2. When he logged a fourth red number with a two-putt birdie-5 at the tenth the charge for gold was on, with himself and Rose clear of the field. But Stenson stumbled with bogey at the 14th, only to atone with a final birdie at No. 16 which saw him head down the 72nd hole level with Rose in 15-under. But both players missed the par-five green in two and only Rose could get up and down for birdie - indeed Stenson gunned his birdie putt and missed the return to record a bogey. But he was clear of bronze medalist Matt Kuchar so could afford the late error.
Aug 14 - 3:03 PM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson rallied for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to post 11-under 202, up one place to solo second, one back of 54-hole leader Justin Rose of Great Britain.

The Swede began the third round in solo third on 8-under after opening in 66-68, two back of 36-hole leader Marcus Fraser. Playing out of the final threesome with Aussie Fraser and Belgium's Thomas Pieters, he squared holes four and eight on failed scrambles but leveled the card with a 31'1" eagle on the par-5 fifth. The 40-year-old came to the house with a blemish-free 3-under effort, circling Nos. 10 and 15 from inside of six feet and adding a 20-footer for birdie-2 at the 14th. He's won two times in his last four starts, claiming the BMW Int'l in Germany at the end of June, and hoisting the Claret Jug in Scotland four weeks ago for his first major title.
Aug 13 - 3:37 PM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson fashioned a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's second round of the Olympic Golf Competition to post 8-under 134, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: Stenson is in solo third, two back of 36-hole leader Marcus Fraser.

The 40-year-old landed 11 (of 13) fairways for the second straight lap and improved to 13 greens in regulation. All three of his bogeys came at the par 3s, squaring '4s' on Nos. 4, 14 (3-putt from 39'4") and 17. The Swede camouflaged those with five birdies, circling holes 1, 2, 8, 15, 16 and 18. His split featured four conventional, all from greater than six feet with a long of 26'11" at the par-3 eighth, adding hole-outs on 2 and 15, including a '3' on the par-4 second from 58'5" away. Stenson saved par at the par-4 third from 108 feet.
Aug 12 - 1:23 PM

Sweden's Henrik Stenson navigated the Olympic Golf Course brilliantly en route to a 5-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the Men's Golf Competition, placing him in a share of second place, three off the torrid pace set by Australia's Marcus Fraser.

Stenson arrived as the odd-on favorite with bookmakers and he looked the part in round one. Despite playing during the brunt of the wind, he still managed 11 (of 13) fairways. From there he landed just 11 greens in regulation, but scrambled beautifully (6-for-7). With putting not always his strongest asset, Stenson dug deep and ended the round gaining 2.953 strokes with the flat stick. After day one, the Swede shares second place with Graham DeLaet of Canada. With easier weather conditions forecasted for the remainder of the week, Stenson has the toughest round out of the way and should still be considered the favorite to bring home the gold medal this week.
Aug 11 - 3:18 PM

Henrik Stenson heads to the Mens's Olympic Golf Competition in Rio de Janeiro knowing that course designer Gil Hanse's creations have proved a neat fit for his game in the past.

The Swede is an obvious favourite for the event based on his form, but it maybe of added interest that – on a course fresh to everyone – there are some valid and plausible reasons to expect him to thrive this week (above and beyond being the Open Championship winner and T7 in the PGA Championship in recent times). The Olympic Golf Course is a Gil Hanse design and Stenson has a record of T13-T3-T8 at Hanse's Castle Stuart, used for the Scottish Open. Moreover Hanse has completed restoration and/or renovation work at TPC Boston (Stenson won there in 2013, was T2 in 2015), Ridgewood (Stenson had a round on 64 there during the 2014 Barclays when T38), Plainfield (T2 in the 2015 Barclays) and Doral (T4 in 2015). The extent to which these results carry any weight could be argued about long and hard; it's merely an added indicator during a week when much is guesswork.
Aug 9 - 5:20 AM

World No. 5 Henrik Stenson stalled out to a 1-over-par 33-38=71 in the final round of the 98th PGA Championship for a four-day total of 8-under 272, down four spots to T7 with play winding down.

The 40-year-old had to play 36 holes on Sunday. He's the only 40-something to finish in the top 10. Going for back-to-back major titles (2016, The Open), he departs with his fifth top 10 in 10 PGA appearances. The Swede began the finale on 9-under in a two-way T3, two back of 54-hole leader Jimmy Walker. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling a lone birdie at the par-4 sixth from 19'7". Stenson camouflaged that with a two-putt double bogey-6 at the 15th. He's currently No. 1 for the week in SG: Approach-the-Green and No. 2 in SG: Tee-to-Green (12.450), but 77th (of 86) in SG: Putting at -2.843, including -1.373 in R4.
Jul 31 - 7:19 PM

Henrik Stenson carded a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the two-day third round of the 98th PGA Championship to reach the three-quarter pole on 9-under 201, up two spots to T3, two back of 54-hole leader Jimmy Walker.

The 40-year-old won The Open two weeks ago from the 54-hole perch, beginning the finale leading Phil Mickelson by one and winning by three with a closing 63. It was his first major title in his 42nd major appearance. The Swede was one of 10 this week to not hit a single shot during third-round action on Saturday, returning on Sunday morning to play all 18 holes. He striped nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, erasing a lone bogey-5 at the 10th with birdies on Nos. 3, 11, 14 and 18. With no re-pairing between rounds, Stenson will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4, going for his second win of the season in 12 starts and sixth TOUR title in his 155th career event.
Jul 31 - 12:41 PM

Henrik Stenson smoothed a 3-under-par 36-31=67 in round two of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol on Friday and holds the clubhouse lead of 6-under 134, one shot clear of Martin Kaymer.

Fresh from winning the Open Championship with a startling Sunday 63, Stenson has followed that with twin 67s in New Jersey this week. It means he's firmly on course to become the fourth player in the last 11 years to land the Open-PGA double in the same season (Tiger Woods 2006, Padraig Harrington 2007 and Rory McIlroy 2014 the other three). Stenson swallowed early bogeys at 12 and 13 today but balanced the books with an eagle-3 at 18 after smashing his second (a "flat-out 3-wood") from 258 yards to just 3ft. The Swede rode that momentum with birdies at 1 and 3 and moved into the lead on his own after splashing his 86-yard bunker shot at the 380-yard 8th hole to tap-in range. There's a long way to go but right now Stenson is clear favorite with the bookmakers to win his second straight major.
Jul 29 - 2:34 PM

In his first competitive round since winning the Open Championship with a stunning 63, Henrik Stenson hung up a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his opener at the 98th PGA Championship.

That's good enough for T5 on the liveboard and means the Swede is lurking just two shots behind first-round pacesetter Jimmy Walker. A tap-in birdie at No. 2 got him under par early although he handed that shot back at the next. He also wiped out a birdie at 6 with a bogey at 9 after missing from just 3 feet but there were no more errors after that and he cashed in on some fine iron play (15 greens in regulation) with birdies at 12, 15 and 18. Stenson split 9 (of 14) fairways on Thursday and his afternoon lap of the Lower Course at Baltusrol was only bettered by Martin Kaymer. He'll now have the chance to go out early on Friday and put himself in position to make a big bid for a second straight major.
Jul 28 - 6:53 PM