Henrik Stenson – Open Championship Golfers

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is one of the most likeable guys on the circuit and he embraces the Scandinavian mantra of cool heads and consistent play, a mantra that has seen him at the very top of his game recently.
Stenson is another relatively young man who has not quite reached his full potential but his recent outings at the grand slams of golf or the four majors of the game – the Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship – have been quite exemplary.

Red Hot at Royal Birkdale

Even though he has not bagged one of those elusive titles yet, he has been particularly impressive in the 2008 season, tying in third place at the Open Championship held in very trying conditions at Royal Birkdale and tying fourth for the final grand slam of the year, the USPGA Championship!
The baby-faced Swede is clearly re-visiting some of his best form in 2008 – since late June he has finished in the top ten four out of six times:

  • 22 June – BMW International Open – T6
  • 13 July – Barclays Scottish Open – T33
  • 20 July – Open Championship – T3
  • 3 August – WGC-Bridgestone Invitational – T16
  • 10 August – USPGA Championship – T4
  • 24 August – The KLM Open – 3

Stenson keeps on breaking and setting home records – he is the one and only Swede to have won a coveted World Golf Championship title, beating Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2007 and is currently the highest ranked Swede on the Official World Golf Ranking ever, overshadowing Jesper Parnevick’s 7th spot on the ranking by one!

Second Ryder Cup Cap for Stenson

The man who has chosen to live in the desert dream world of Dubai is a consummate Ryder Cup campaigner, having won his inaugural cap in 2006. He beat Vaughan Taylor in the Sunday singles, sinking the winning putt and is firmly entrenched in Nick Faldo’s team for the 2008 showdown in Kentucky.
There is little doubt the man who has finished in the top ten of the European Tour Order of Merit every single year since 2005 will some day soon claim his maiden grand slam title and odds are it will be on one of those deadly links courses situated on the cold seas of England, Scotland or Wales….maybe even the Ailsa at Westin Turnberry!

Stenson’s Winning Stats

  • 2001 – Benson & Hedges Invitational Open
  • 2004 – The Heritage
  • 2006 – Qatar Masters & The BMW International Open
  • 2007 – Dubai Desert Classic & WGC-Accenture Match Play