Henrik Stenson is a Swedish pro golfer who’s had success both on the PGA and European Tours, culminating in 2013 when he became the first player in history to win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai during the same season.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 1976, Stenson wasn’t introduced to the game of golf until he was 12 years old. He soon found himself engrossed in the sport and spent the next several years honing his talent on courses around his home country.
Stenson turned pro in 1999 and enjoyed moderate success on Tour. Winning his first European Tour title in 2001 at the Benson & Hedges International Open. In 2006 Stenson sunk the winning putt for his team during the year’s Ryder Cup. And in February 2007 became the first Swede to win a World Golf Championship after claiming victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
2013 proved to be a pivotal year for the 37-year-old. Good form and consistent play helped propel Stenson in the top 10. By November of that year the golfer climbed to number 3, the highest ranking ever achieved by a Swede. Claiming both the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai, Stenson was also named the 2013 European Tour Golfer of the Year.
In 2016 Stenson would claim his first major title at The Open at Royal Troon. His final score of 264 set a record for the lowest-ever score at a major event. The wi also marked the first time a Swede had won a golf major. Stenson's good fortune continued throughout the summer when he decided to participate at the Olympic Games in Rio. Losing to Englishman Justin Rose on the final hole of the competition Stenson settled for Olympic silver. In November the Swedish golfer won the Race to Dubai for the second time in his career and was once again named the European Tour Golfer of the Year.
2007 - WGC- Accenture Match Play
2009 - Players Championship
2013 - Deutsche Bank Championship
2013 - DP World Tour Championship
2014 - DP World Tour Championship
2016 - BMW International Open
2016 - The Open Royal Troon
2016 - Rio Olympic Silver Medalist
2017 - Wyndham Championship