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Henrik Stenson

SwedenSweden

Start Position
8
Current Position
To Par: +11
Total Strokes: 80 - 75 : 155
T150   T142
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Residence: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Age: 34
  • Turned Pro: 1999

PGA TOUR Victories

(2) 2007,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2009,THE PLAYERS Championship.

International Victories

(8): 2000 DEXIA-BIL Luxembourg Open [EurChall], Gula Sidoma Grand Prix [EurChall], 2nd Cuba Challenge Tour Grand Final [EurChall]. 2001 Benson and Hedges International Open [Eur]. 2004 The Heritage at Woburn [Eur]. 2006 Commercialbank Qatar Masters [Eur], BMW International Open [Eur]. 2007 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]. 2008 Nedbank Challenge.

Other Victories

(1): 2008 OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup [with Robert Karlsson].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$121,351 (162)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T1-- *Tavistock Cup.

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 1, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Won THE PLAYERS Championship with a final-round 66 and recorded four top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR...Fired a bogey-free, 6-under 66 in the final round at TPC Sawgrass to claim a four-stroke victory over Ian Poulter at THE PLAYERS Championship for his second win on the PGA TOUR. Trailed Alex Cejka by five shots entering the final round and finished at 12-under 276. The 66 matched the best score of the final round - Aaron Baddeley also had a 66 with the first tee time of the day - and was nearly 7.5 strokes better than the field average. Stenson missed only one fairway in the final round...All four career top-10 finishes in major championships have been posted in his last five starts, including a T10 at the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, T6 at the 2009 PGA Championship, T4 at the 2008 PGA Championship and T3 at the 2008 British Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10 at the 2009 U.S. Open...Also finished T3 at Shell Houston Open, making 10 straight pars to close the tournament with a final-round 70 when only four rounds in the 60s were recorded on the final day...Teamed with Robert Karlsson for Sweden in defense of 2008 title at Omegas Mission Hills World Cup.

Career Highlights

2009: Won THE PLAYERS Championship with a final-round 66 and recorded four top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR...Fired a bogey-free, 6-under 66 in the final round at TPC Sawgrass to claim a four-stroke victory over Ian Poulter at THE PLAYERS Championship for his second win on the PGA TOUR. Trailed Alex Cejka by five shots entering the final round and finished at 12-under 276. The 66 matched the best score of the final round - Aaron Baddeley also had a 66 with the first tee time of the day - and was nearly 7.5 strokes better than the field average. Stenson missed only one fairway in the final round...All four career top-10 finishes in major championships have been posted in his last five starts, including a T10 at the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, T6 at the 2009 PGA Championship, T4 at the 2008 PGA Championship and T3 at the 2008 British Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10 at the 2009 U.S. Open...Also finished T3 at Shell Houston Open, making 10 straight pars to close the tournament with a final-round 70 when only four rounds in the 60s were recorded on the final day...Teamed with Robert Karlsson for Sweden in defense of 2008 title at Omegas Mission Hills World Cup. 2008: Finished third at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, defeating Justin Leonard in the consolation final 3 and 2. Fell to eventual champion Tiger Woods in the semifinals, 2 up...Recorded his second top-10 of the season with a T10 at THE PLAYERS...Making his 14th start in a major championship, posted first career top-10 finish with a T3 at the British Open...In the next major championship, the PGA Championship, finished T4. Was one stroke back after 54 holes, but a closing 2-over 72 dropped him to T4, his second top-10 in 14 major championship starts...In December teamed with Robert Karlsson for Sweden to win the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup in China. The following week, won the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa by nine strokes. 2007: Withstood challenges of three-time champion Ernie Els, No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods, fellow Swede Niclas Fasth and England's Ross Fisher to win the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates GC. A 7-foot birdie putt on the final green gave him a one-stroke victory over Els, his playing partner for four days. In first start as an official member of the PGA TOUR, won the Accenture Match Play Championship, defeating defending champion Geoff Ogilvy 2 and 1 in the 36-hole championship match. Fourth player from Sweden to win on TOUR. First TOUR rookie to win in 2007 and the third player to collect first TOUR title at the Accenture Match Play Championship. 2006: Finished the equivalent of 104th on the PGA TOUR money list, with his $821,678 total in 10 events entered. As a non-member, needed to collect more than the 125th place finisher on the 2006 TOUR money list in order to earn his card for the 2007 season...Finished T3 in his first career start at THE PLAYERS Championship. Was two strokes back of the leader through 54 holes, but closed with 1-over 73...Shared the second-round lead at 8-under 136 with three others at the PGA Championship. Finished T14...Won the BMW International Open on the European Tour in a one-hole playoff over Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington...Won the Commercialbank Qatar Masters earlier in the year. Finished the season sixth on the Order of Merit...Paired with Carl Pettersson to represent Sweden at the World Golf Championships-World Cup in Barbados. 2005: Picked up his first top-10 in five career starts in a TOUR event, a T3 at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco...Totaled eight top-10s, including three seconds, on the European Tour to place eighth on the Order of Merit. 2004: Won the Heritage at Woburn on the European Tour. 2001: Captured first European Tour title at the Benson and Hedges International. 2000: Returned to the European Challenge Tour and won the money title with eight top-10s that included three wins. 1999: Finished 21st on the European Challenge Tour after just seven tournaments.

Personal

A family friend introduced him to the game. His father, Ingemar, started two years later but his 15-year-old sister Ulrika tried it before and 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 had a successful amateur career by representing Sweden in the 1998 Eisenhower Trophy in Chile....Wife Emma played golf at the University of South Carolina. Henrik spent time practicing at the school's practice facility.

Other Information

Captured THE PLAYERS Championship in 2009 for the biggest victory of his career. Finished T3 at Shell Houston Open, making 10 straight pars to close the tournament with a final-round 70 when only four rounds in the 60s were recorded on the final day. Fired a bogey-free, 6-under 66 final round to claim a four-stroke victory over Ian Poulter at THE PLAYERS Championship. Trailed Alex Cejka by five shots entering the final round and finished at 12-under 276. The 66 matched the best score of the final round - Aaron Baddeley also had a 66 with the first tee time of the day - and was nearly 7.5 strokes better than the field average. Stenson missed only one fairway in the final round. All four career top-10 finishes in major championships have been posted in his last five starts, including a T10 at the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, T6 at the 2009 PGA Championship, T4 at the 2008 PGA Championship and T3 at the 2008 British Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10 at the 2009 U.S. Open. Had a 1-2-1 record in the 2008 Ryder Cup. Teamed with Robert Karlsson to win the 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China. Withstood challenges of three-time champion Ernie Els, No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods, fellow Swede Niclas Fasth and England's Ross Fisher to win the 2007 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates GC. A 7-foot birdie putt on the final green gave him a one-stroke victory over Els, his playing partner for four days. In first start as an official member of the PGA TOUR, won the 2007 Accenture Match Play Championship, defeating defending champion Geoff Ogilvy 2 and 1 in the 36-hole championship match. Fourth player from Sweden to win on TOUR. First TOUR rookie to win in 2007 and the third player to collect first TOUR title at the Accenture Match Play Championship. In 2006, finished T3 in his first career start at THE PLAYERS Championship. Was two strokes back of the leader through 54 holes, but closed with 1-over 73. Won the 2006 BMW International Open on the European Tour in a one-hole playoff over Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington after capturing the Commercialbank Qatar Masters earlier in the year. In first Ryder Cup appearance in 2006, went 1-1-1 in European victory. Won the 2004 Heritage at Woburn on the European Tour. Captured first European Tour title at the 2001 Benson and Hedges International. Played the European Challenge Tour in 2000 and won the money title with eight top-10s that included three wins. A family friend introduced him to the game. His father, Ingemar, started two years later but his 15-year-old sister Ulrika tried it before and 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 had a successful amateur career by representing Sweden in the 1998 Eisenhower Trophy in Chile. Wife Emma played golf at the University of South Carolina. Henrik spent time practicing at the school's practice facility.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (2), 2006, 2008. World Cup (4), 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009