Henrik Stenson
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
3
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
5
4
3
4
6
3
3
3
4
35
69
2
4
4
4
3
4
4
2
4
4
33
5
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
34
67
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
4
7
37
4
4
2
3
5
4
3
3
4
32
69
4
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
4
4
35
4
3
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
32
67
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
3
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
2
4
4
4
3
4
4
2
4
4
33
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
3
4
7
37
4
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
4
4
35
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
4
3
4
6
3
3
3
4
35
69
2
5
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
34
67
3
4
4
2
3
5
4
3
3
4
32
69
4
4
3
3
4
4
4
3
3
4
32
67
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
14
Birdies
4
5
5
6
20
5
Pars
13
13
12
11
49
4
Bogeys
1
0
0
1
2
30
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
1
0
1
9
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
26
29
28
30
28
19
Putts per GIR
1.64
1.73
1.71
1.93
1.75
16
Greens in regulation
61.11 %
83.33 %
77.78 %
77.78 %
75 %
3
Sand Saves
2/2
0/0
1/1
1/1
4/4

Born: 5 April 1976.

Turned pro: 1998.

Country: Sweden.

Family: Wife - Emma. Children - Lisa, Karl.

Special interests: Music, movies, fishing, cars.

Career highlights: A winner of 15 tournaments, Stenson climbed into the top 20 on the official world golf rankings in 2007 and then broke into the top 10 in 2007. He was the first Swede to win a World Golf Championship event when he beat Geoff Ogilvy 2&1 in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He became the highest ranked Swedish golfer in history when he reached fourth in the world. In 2009 he won The Players Championship.

2013 highlights: Finished second in the Open and third in the PGA Championship. Ended the season with wins in the Deutsche Bank Championship and the Tour Championship to see him win the overall FedEx Cup.

2013 Majors: The Masters - T18. The US Open - T21. The Open - 2. The PGA Championship - 3.

NGC record: Fifth appearance - 2006 - 2nd, 2007 - 4th, 2008 - 1st, 2009 - 2nd.


Story

Henrik Stenson returns to Sun City as arguably the comeback player of his generation.

The tall Swede has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2013 in which he's challenged in the Majors and dominated the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs.

It's been an incredible return to form for a golfer who was at the top of his game in 2009 and then dropped to 230th in the world at the start of 2012.

When he scored a quadruple bogey on the par-four 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club during the 2012 Masters, equalling the highest score ever on this hole, many thought Stenson's fall from grace was complete.

But he showed tremendous character to rebuild his game and work his way back into the top five in the world. It began with a victory in the 2012 South African Open, and that sparked a memorable 2013 season for Stenson.

Since his finish of second in the Open Championship in July, Stenson went on to finish third in the PGA Championship and then win the Deutsche Bank Championship and the Tour Championship to claim the overall FedEx Cup title and a $10 million bonus.

Stenson has enjoyed a number of firsts in his career. He was the first Swede to win a World Golf Championship event when he beat Geoff Ogilvy 2&1 in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2007. And he became the highest ranked Swedish golfer in history when he reached fourth in the world in 2013.

But equally impressive was his first showing in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in 2006. In an event famous for its tough treatment of first-timers, Stenson finished second only two strokes behind winner Jim Furyk.

The following year he was fourth, and then in 2008 he broke through with a crushing nine-stroke victory over American Kenny Perry. A year later he was second again when he lost in a playoff with Robert Allenby.

Stenson was introduced to the game by a family friend, and by the age of 18 he was a scratch handicap. He went on to represent Sweden as an amateur, then joined the European Challenge Tour in 2000 and claimed three victories on his way to topping the Order of Merit.

That saw him graduate to the European Tour. He won in his first season on the main tour, beginning a career that would drop off the radar slightly before coming back with a force in 2013.