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Henrik Stensons Learning to Laugh at Himself

by Maura Hutchinson

Henrik Stensons Learning to Laugh at Himself
Henrik Stenson has shown he’s able to laugh at himself even when his golf game isn’t going exactly to plan.  Just take a look at the PGA Tour video showcasing the 38-year-old’s bounce-back shot at the BMW Championship.

The Swedish golfer is usually known for letting his frustrations get the better of him on the course. Having broken a golf club over his knee during the Open Championship in July as well as breaking his driver at last year’s BMW Championship.

But the current FedEx Cup champion took a mellower approach on Saturday.  Turning to the crowd with a smile and laugh as his ball lands right in front of his divot.  Stenson even shared the moment later on with his Twitter followers.

Stenson went on to finish in a tie for 23rd, meaning he won’t be at the FedEx Cup final, the Tour Championship next weekend.  Making him the latest in a string of FedEx Cup winners unable to defend their title.

But the Callaway golfer didn’t seem too phased on Sunday, explaining to reporters afterwards,

“I'm in desperate need of some rest.  I was in a win-win situation in that sense, coming in here I needed a really strong week to have a chance to come back.  Of course it's a little disappointment not making it back. East Lake is a really great golf course and I would really like to come back and defend and play it again.  But it wasn't to be this year.”

Stenson will now head home for his much-needed “rest” ahead of his appearance at the Ryder Cup later this month.