Who's who: Henrik Stenson

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Who's who: Henrik Stenson

  • Name:

    Henrik Stenson
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    April 5, 1976 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Barseback G&CC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1998
  • Website:

    https://www.henrikstenson.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Open Championship (2016). Ryder Cup player (2006, '08, '14, '16, '18). Olympic Silver Medal (2016, Rio). Multiple wins on the European and PGA Tours. FedEx Cup Champion (2013). Race to Dubai (European Order of Merit) winner (2013, '16).

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After turning professional in 1998 aged 22, Stenson's career got off to an impressive start, topping the money rankings on the European Challenge Tour in 2000. He joined the main European Tour in 2001, and secured his first main tour win in that year.

By 2006 Stenson had risen to become one of the world's leading players, culminating in his inclusion in Europe's 2006 Ryder Cup team. It was his winning putt against Vaughn Taylor in the Sunday singles that ensured Europe won the coveted trophy for the third straight time.

From career highs of fifth in the world rankings in 2007 and fourth in 2009, a slump in form in 2010 and 2011 saw him eventually fall to 230th at the start of 2012. But the loss in form was temporary. In 2013 Stenson came roaring back to much greater career highs. This "dream year" included a second place at The Open Championship, and then sensationally he became the first ever player to win both the PGA Tour's coveted FedExCup (with its associated $10 million bonus), and the European Tour's Race to Dubai (with season earnings totalling over $4 million from the European Tour).

In 2016 Stenson added further to his already glittering CV with a second European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) title, and a record-breaking Open Championship win at Royal Troon. This was not only his first major championship title, but the first for a Swedish man.

Top tournaments won by Henrik Stenson

2019
America
270 (-18)
$1,000,000
Hero MotoCorp

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 4-7; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed and defending champion Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Henrik Stenson (Swe). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].

2017
America
258 (-22)
$1,044,000
Wyndham

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Wyndham

Played as the Wyndham Championship (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Ollie Schniederjans (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stenson (Swe), who shot a 6-under-par 64 in the final round to claim victory. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Hilton

García (Swe) won the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour and golfing media.

2016
Europe
271 (-17)
€333,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (June 23-26). Second-placed Darren Fichardt (RSA) and Thorbjørn Olesen (Den) finished 3 shots behind Henrik Stenson (Swe), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].

2016
Majors
264 (-20)
£1,175,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

£1,175,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (145th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) (63, 69, 70, 65) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Stenson (Swe) (68, 65, 68, 63), who recorded the lowest ever gross score in a men's major. J.B.Holmes (USA) finished third, a further 11 shots behind Mickelson. Stenson became the first Swede ever to win a men's major championship. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].

2016
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

For the second time in four years Henrik Stenson (Swe) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour and golfing media.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

For the second time in four years, Henrik Stenson (Swe) won the Seve Ballesteros Award as the European Tour Players' Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers. The first year in which the award carried Seve's name, and the year in which he would have celebrated his 60th birthday.

2016
Awards
5,289,506 pts
US$1,250,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

5,289,506 pts

Prize money

US$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Stenson (Swe) claimed his second Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2016 Race to Dubai winner (based on his season-long points tally; points equate to euros won, with Eurpn Tr winnings paid in $ or £ converted to euros). Stenson (5,289,506 pts) also won a Race to Dubai winner's bonus of US$1,250,000. Second was Danny Willett (Eng) with 4,419,190 pts plus bonus of $750,000; third was Alex Noren (Swe) with 3,995,053 pts plus bonus of $600,000.

2016
Awards
69.14
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

69.14

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Stenson (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Francesco Molinari (Italy) was second with 69.43; Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was third with 69.70.

2014
Europe
272 (-16)
€1,666,600
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€1,666,600

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 20-23; last of four European Tour Final Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), Justin Rose (Eng) and Victor Dubuisson (Fra) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Henrik Stenson (Swe). [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2013
Awards
€4,103,796
US$1,000,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

€4,103,796

Prize money

US$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

Stenson (Swe) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2013 Race to Dubai winner (based on his season-long European Tour earnings denominated in euros). Stenson finished the season with European Tour earnings of €4,103,796, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of $1,000,000. Ian Poulter (Eng) was second with €3,172,729; Justin Rose (Eng) was third with €2,665,376. Stenson became the first ever golfer to win both the European Tour money-list and US PGA Tour FedExCup in the same season.

2013
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Stenson (Swe) won the European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Henrik Stenson (Swe) won the 2013 European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2013
Europe
263 (-25)
€985,476
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

€985,476

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 14-17; last of four European Tour Final Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Henrik Stenson (Swe), whose win also gave him victory in the 2013 Race to Dubai. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2013
Awards
4,750 pts
$10 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Score

4,750 pts

Prize money

$10 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

Henrik Stenson (Swe) won the PGA Tour 2013 season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 2743 pts; Steve Stricker (USA) was third with 2650 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.

2013
America
262 (-22)
$1,440,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Aug 30-Sep 2; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 2 shots behind Henrik Stenson (USA), who won his first PGA Tour event in four years. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2013
America
267 (-13)
$1,440,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept 19-22; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) and Steve Stricker (USA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stenson (Swe), who gained enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2012
Africa
271 (-17)
€158,500
x

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the SA Open Championship (Nov 15-18; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed George Coetzee (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Stenson (Swe), who claimed his seventh European Tour win, and first for five years. [Serengeti GC, nr Johannesburg, RSA; now called Serengeti Estates].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,710,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (May 7-10). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Stenson (Swe). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$1,200,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 4-7; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Kenny Perry (USA) finished 9 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stenson (Swe). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

2007
WGC
2 & 1
$1,350,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 21-25). Henrik Stenson (Swe) beat Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. Playing in his fifteenth PGA Tour event (mainly majors and WGC events), Stenson joined a growing band of players to win their first start as a full member of the Tour. At the time, the others were: Marty Fleckman (1967), Ben Crenshaw (1973), Jim Benepe (1988), Robert Gamez (1990) and Garrett Willis (2001). [Gallery GC, Marana, AZ].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€309,862

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 1-4; European Tour event). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Henrik Stenson (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. Stenson resided locally in Dubai at the time. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2006
Europe
273 (-15)
€333,330
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 31-Sep 3). Henrik Stenson (Swe) beat Retief Goosen (RSA) and Padriag Harrington (Ire) with a dramatic eagle at the first playoff hole. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].

2006
Europe
273 (-15)
€275,456
Commercialbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Venue

Doha GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€275,456

Title sponsor

Commercialbank

Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters (Jan 26-29; Eurpn/Asian Tours event). Second-placed Paul Broadhurst (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Henrik Stenson (Swe). [Doha GC, Qatar].

2004
Europe
269 (-19)
€333,330
IMG

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

IMG

Played as The Heritage (Sept 23-26; one-off Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Carlos Rodiles (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Stenson (Swe). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

2001
Europe
275 (-13)
€267,918
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€267,918

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 10-13). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) and Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Stenson (Swe). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

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