STENSON Henrik

Henrik STENSON

SWE

Biography

ResidenceOrlando, Florida, USA
AttachmentPGA National of Sweden
Date of Birth:05/04/1976
Place of BirthGothenburg, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 2¾in 14st 2lbs (187cm 90kg)
FamilyWife: Emma (m. 2006); Children: Lisa (2007), Karl (2010), Alice (2014)
InterestsMusic, movies, fishing, cars
Web Sitewww.henrikstenson.com
Turned Pro1998 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1999

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Biography

After an extraordinary 2013 season, the Swede finished second in The Race to Dubai standings thanks to another consistent year in 2014. He challenged at the US PGA Championship and US Open, finishing in a tie for third and fourth respectively, before defending a title for the first time in his career at the season finale, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Also enjoyed a fine Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, where the Gothenburg native formed a formidable partnership with Justin Rose over the first two days of action in Scotland, to help Europe record another victory over the USA. His win at the 2013 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, saw Stenson become the second Swede after Robert Karlsson to be crowned European Tour Number One and the first player to win both The Race to Dubai and the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup in the same season. Triumphed twice in the PGA Tour play-off series, including at their Tour Championship. Had his highest finish in a Major in finishing runner-up to Phil Mickelson at The 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield in July 2013 in what was the early stages of a staggering return to form which saw him dominate on both sides of the Atlantic. Won his first European Tour title for more than five years when he claimed the SA Open Championship by three shots in November 2012. In the interim he won the 2009 Players Championship on the US PGA Tour. Made The European Ryder Cup Team in 2006 & 2008 – finishing with one and a halve points at both the K Club and Valhalla. Ended 2008 in memorable fashion by partnering Karlsson to a Swedish victory in the Mission Hills World Cup then securing a runaway triumph in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. Won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in 2007 and three weeks later captured the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship. A family friend introduced him to the game and he got down to scratch by the age of 18. Won the 2000 Challenge Tour Rankings with a record of eight top ten finishes, which included three wins. Lives in Orlando and is coached by the Dubai-based Peter Cowen.

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Challenge Tour Wins3
European Tour Wins9
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR2
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,067,152 (2014)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998 St Andrews Trophy 1998 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1994-97 Professional Ryder Cup 2006 (winners), 08 World Cup 2005, 06, 08 (winners), 09 Seve Trophy 2005, 09 Royal Trophy 2006 (winners), 07 (winners), 10 (winners), 11 (winners), 12

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