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Added a second European Tour title to his r?sum? in 2004 when he captured The Heritage at Woburn to add to his previous success in the 2001 Benson and Hedges International Open. His undoubted class first surfaced on the Challenge Tour when he won the Rankings in 2000 with the impressive record of eight top-10 finishes including three titles. Golf didn't run in the Stenson family and it was a family friend who introduced Henrik to the game. His father, Ingemar, started two years later but his 15 year old sister Ulrika tried it before decided to stick to horse riding. Got down to scratch at 18 and in 1994 played for Swedish boys. A year later graduated to the national side and rounded off a highly successful amateur career by representing Sweden in the 1998 Eisenhower Trophy in Chile. There were signs in 1999 that Stenson was a talent as he finished ranked 21st on the Challenge Tour from just seven tournaments.
3 - 2001 Benson & Hedges International Open, 2004 The Heritage, 2006 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 70.50 (ranked N/A); money €48,846 or £29,050 (ranked 159th); best finish T11th, Volvo Scandinavian Masters, West of Ireland Classic & Scottish PGA Championship.
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 72.16 (ranked 155th); money €230,339 or £143,215 (ranked 86th); winner, Benson & Hedges International Open.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 73.64 (ranked 184th); money €42,283 or £26,960 (ranked 176th); best finish, T31st Madeira Island Open.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.97 (ranked 117th); money €300,463 or £209,486 (ranked 68th); best finish, T6th, Dunhill Links Championship
2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.60 (ranked 68th); money €711,815 or £492,237 (ranked 32nd); Winner, The Heritage.
2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 69.97 (ranked 5th); money €1,585,750 or £1,071,807 (ranked 8th); best finish 2nd Qatar Masters, Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg & T2nd Linde German Masters.