At his debut in the Arab Super League, in the USA, Henrik Stenson after the first round of the LIV Invitational Bedminster leads the ranking with a score of 64 (-7) strokes together with the American Patrick Reed. The Swede, relieved of the position of captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023 for having accepted the Super League court, at the Trump National GC (par 71), on the path of the former president of the United States (who took part, among the controversy, at the Pro-Am of the event), got off to a strong start.
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“It is the best lap he has played since the beginning of the year. They have been challenging and not fun weeks, but now I am focused on golf “, Stenson declares. In New Jersey, in 3 / a position with 66 (-5), two shots from the leaders is the Thai Phachara Khongwatmai which precedes the American Dustin Johnson and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz, both 4 / i with 67 (-4). While the Americans Brooks Koepka and Charles Howell III, the German Martin share the 6 / a position with 68 (-3). Kaymer and Ian Poulter from England.
In the team competition, leading the leaderboard is the “4 Aces GC” team consisting of Reed, Johnson, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch. With a total of “-11” they are closely followed by the “Majesticks GC” of Stenson, Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sam Horsfield, second with “-10”.
Henrik Olof Stenson (born 5 April 1976 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer, part of the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
In 2016, the year in which he also won the Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro behind Justin Rose, Henrik Olof Stenson won the Open Championship played on the Royal Troon Golf Club, becoming the first Swede to lift the Claret Jug: thanks to a final round extraordinary, embellished with ten birdies and finished in 63, had the better of a rival of great value, the American Phil Mickelson, over whom he prevailed with a three-stroke advantage. The final score of 264 (68, 65, 68 and 63) was well below the par of the Royal Troon 20 (the score of 4 laps cannot be compared with the Par of a course).