The Gary Player Country Club demands a clear plan from any professional seeking to master it, and in the 2008 Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson came up with a strategy that resulted in one of the most dominant victories in the history of the tournament.
Stenson’s nine-stroke victory is second only to Nick Price’s 12-stroke win in 1993 as the biggest margin of victory in the history of this event.
For Player, Stenson’s masterful use of his three wood that week qualifies his entire performance with this one club as a #StrokeOfGenius.
“One thing about the Gary Player Country Club, the rough is very penal. Patricularly the trees. It’s essential to have a plan because your plan gives you confidence. Stenson realised that you keep the ball in play. He hits the ball very high, particulary with his three wood which he also hits as far as most people do their driver. He always used that club because that was his confident club,” said Player.