Henrik-Stenson

Since 1999, Henrik Stenson has been playing golf at a professional level. Stenson’s career has seen him claim 4 PGA Tour wins and 9 European Tour wins.

Birthday 05/04/1976

Birthplace Gothenburg, Sweden

Official World Golf Ranking 5th

Height 6 ft 2 in

Best results in Majors
Masters – 14th (2014)
US Open – 4th (2014)
Open Championship – 2nd (2013)
PGA Championship – 3rd (2013)

Stenson joined the European Tour in 2001.

In 2005, he picked up his first top 10 in five career starts in a tour event, finishing tied third at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco.

In his first start as an official member of the PGA Tour, he triumphed at the Acenture Match Play Championship. Stenson defeated Australian Geoff Ogilvy 2&1 in the 36 hole championship match.

As a result, he became only the fourth Swede to win on Tour, the first Tour rookie to win in 2007 and the third player to clinch his first Tour title at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

Stenson managed to reach the top 20 of the official world golf ranking in 2006 and the top 10 in 2007.

In 2012, Stenson won the South African Open after a tough few years. This pushed him on to a successful 2013 season, with three individual wins. These included the Deutsche Bank Championship, the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour and and the DP World Championship on the European Tour.

Stenson’s closest call to winning a major came in 2013 at the Open Championship where he finished three strokes behind Phil Mickelson at Muirfield.

In May 2014, Stenson achieved a career high ranking of number two in the world, trailing Australian Adam Scott. This ensured he has had the highest ranking ever achieved by a Swede.

In 2015, Stenson found himself fifth in the world rankings after he earned six runner-up finishes in his final 20 tournaments, three of which came during the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The Swede has also enjoyed success with Europe in the Ryder Cup. He has appeared in the 2006, 2008 and 2014 Ryder Cup. He sunk the winning putt in 2006.

 

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