Henrik Stenson Biography

(Swedish Professional Golfer)

Birthday: April 5, 1976 (Aries)

Born In: Gothenburg, Sweden

Henrik Olof Stenson is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the PGA as well as on the European tours. Born in Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, he started playing golf at the age of 12. Later, he started taking part in junior and amateur tournaments. A few years after he started playing professionally, he reached the top 20 of the Official Golf Ranking in 2006. The following year, he reached the top 10. He won the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup as well as the European Tour’s Race to Dubai in 2013. This made him the first player to win both, and in a single season. He also became the first male Swedish major champion after he won the 2016 Open Championship at the Royal Troon. With a major championship record score of 264, he has not only been the European Tour Golfer of the year twice, but was also in the list of the world’s top ten golfers for more than 250 weeks. It was announced in 2014 that he had invested in PGA Sweden National, which is his first venture in golf course ownership.
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Also Known As: Henrik Olof Stenson

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Emma Lofgren (m. 2006)

father: Ingemar Stenson

mother: Mona

children: Alice, Karl, Lisa

Golfers Swedish Men

City: Gothenburg, Sweden

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awards: Radiosportens Jerringpris

Childhood & Early Life
Henrik Olof Stenson was born in Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, on 5 April 1976. He learnt to play golf at an early age. Though he was left-handed, he trained himself to play as a right handed player. Right from the early 1990s, he began to take part in junior as well as amateur tournaments. In 1994 he also played for the Swedish boys’ team.
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Henrik Stenson started playing professionally from 1999. The following year, he topped the money rankings on the second tier golf tour in Europe. In 2001, he joined the main European tour, and the same year, he turned out victorious in the Benson & Hedges International Tour as well.
Stenson’s performance in the following years was quite remarkable. From 2005 to 2008, he managed to finish each year standing in the top ten of the European Order of Merit. In 2006, he reached the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking and the top 10 the next year. He also played for the Ryder Cup in 2006.
In 2007, he beat Geoff Ogilvy in the final of the WGD Accenture Match Play Championships, becoming the first Swede to win one of the World Golf Championships. This victory catapulted him to the top of the European Order of Merit. He also stood at the fifth position in the world rankings. It was the highest ever ranking for a male Swedish player.
His successful career continued as he again emerged victorious in ‘The Players Championship’ which was held on 10th May 2009. Through this win, he again reached the fifth position in the Official World Golf Ranking.
During the 2011 season, he faced a lot of struggles, and by the beginning of 2012, his ranking had fallen to 230. In April 2012, he took part in the Masters Tournament where he led during the first round and scored a quadruple-bogey on the par-4 18th hole, thus tying the Master’s record for the highest score on that hole ever.
His performance improved during the 2013 season, as he scored several victories and high—place finishes. He also finished as the runner-up in the 2013 Open Championship held at Muirfield. Though he performed brilliantly, he was beaten by Phil Mickelson in the final round. This was, however, still Stenson’s best performance ever made in a major championship. He took part in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational the next month, where he finished as the runner-up and rose to the 11th position in the world rankings.
Stenson also performed commendably in the 2013 PGA Championship, finishing in the third place. This moved him one place up in the world rankings, and placed him back in the top ten. The year turned out to be very fortunate for Stenson, as he also performed well at the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs and won the Deutsche Bank Championship after beating Steve Stricker by two strokes.
In September 2013, he won the Tour Championship held at East Lake Gold Club as well as the FedEx Cup, which led to his career best Official World Golf Ranking of 4th position. He beat his own record and moved up to the third position in November after finishing the 2013 season with a remarkable performance. He also won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
In 2014, Stenson won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai for the second time, and also stood second at the Volvo World Match Play Championship as well as BMV International Open. Though he didn’t win any officinal tournaments in 2015, he scored several runner-up finishes, including one at the BMW International Open, just like the previous year.
He represented Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he won the silver medal. The same year, he emerged victorious in several championships including the 2016 Open Championship as well as the Race to Dubai for the second time. Due to his outstanding performance, he was named the European Tour Golfer of the year for the second time.
In 2017, he won the Wyndham Championship after beating Ollie Schniederjans by one stroke.
Awards & Achievements
Henrik Stenson has won many tournaments and championships in his career. The most significant of them are his victories in the 2007 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship and the 2016 Open Championship.
Personal Life
Henrik Stenson is married to Emma Lofgren. The couple is blessed with two children named Lisa and Karl. They reside in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida, in the US.

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