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Henrik Stenson

  • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Residence: Sharjah, UAE
  • Birthdate: April 5, 1976
  • Age: 31 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 10

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Player Notes

The talented Swede made a brilliant start to 2007 with two victories in February - first at the Dubai Desert Classic and then, capturing the most significant title of his career to date at the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play, where he beat 2006 US Open winner and defending champion Geoff Ogilvy 2&1 in the 36 hole final. Registered two victories on The 2006 European Tour International Schedule and made a successful debut in The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club, where he secured the winning point with a 4&3 win over Vaughn Taylor. Announced himself as a major force on the world stage in 2005 and was quick to further enhance his burgeoning reputation during the early-season Gulf swing in 2006, winning The Commercialbank Qatar Masters as well as finishing second at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and joint seventh at the Dubai Desert Classic. Continued his strong run of form with second place at the BMW Asian Open in April before claiming a fourth European Tour title at the BMW International Open, en route to a career-best sixth place on the 2006 Order of Merit. Continued his upward progress as he climbed into the World Top-10 For the first time early in 2007 with his victory in the Dubai Desert Classic, a tournament home from home for the Dubai-based Swede. A proven match play exponent, he was joint top scorer in the 2005 Seve Trophy with four points out of five in a stunning debut and collected one and half points from three in The 2006 Ryder Cup. Undoubted class first surfaced on the Challenge Tour when he won the Rankings in 2000 with the record of eight Top-10 finishes that included three wins. A family friend introduced him to the game and he got down to scratch at the age of 18. *Member of the 2006 Ryder Cup team.

Career Victories

European Tour
6 - 2001 Benson & Hedges International Open, 2004 The Heritage, 2006 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, BMW International, 2007 Dubai Desert Classic, WGC Accenture World Match Play Championship.

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Career Summary

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 70.50 (ranked N/A); money - $48,846 or GBP 29,050 (ranked 159th); best finish -T11th, Volvo Scandinavian Masters, West of Ireland Classic and Scottish PGA Championship.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 72.16 (ranked 155th); money - $230,339 or GBP 143,215 (ranked 86th); winner, Benson & Hedges International Open.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 73.64 (ranked 184th); money - $42,283 or GBP 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; scoring average - 71.97 (ranked 117th); money - $300,463 or GBP 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; scoring average - 71.60 (ranked 68th); money - $711,815 or GBP 492,237 (ranked 32nd); Winner, The Heritage.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.97 (ranked 5th); money - $1,585,750 or GBP 1,071,807 (ranked 8th); best finish -2nd Qatar Masters, Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg and T2nd Linde German Masters.

2006 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.68 (ranked 13th); money - $1,709,359 or GBP 1,145,108 (ranked 6th); Winner, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, BMW International.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; rounds played - 32; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $821,677; (ranked 105th); best finish - T-3 at The Players Championship.

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