Stenson Breaks Through In Boston
By Torleif Sorenson on 9/3/13

Wearing Boss in Boston

Following a dry spell over the last couple of years, Henrik Stenson has had a very solid 2013 season. After finishing second to Phil Mickelson at the Open Championship in July, Stenson finished third at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. And on Monday, Stenson cemented his place on the PGA Tour for the next couple of years by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Stenson opened this FedEx Cup Playoff event with rounds of 67, 63, and 66. On Monday, dented only by a bogey at the second hole, Stenson birdied 4, 5, 6, and 8 to tour TPC Boston's opening nine in 33, then finished off his two-shot victory with birds at 11 and a holed bunker shot at 17, punctuated only by a rain delay. Stenson overtook Steve Stricker, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Stadler, and a somewhat resurgent Sergio Garcia to finish at -22, which tied the tournament scoring record.
"I'm just pleased I won here. This was a big goal of mine to win a golf tournament after all those nice finishes. My family is here. I'm going to see my kids in a little bit. It's all good."
The PGA Tour will now take a week off, partly because of the non-stop schedule and in part because the NFL will pretty much obliterate most other sports on TV next weekend. Round Three of the FedEx Cup will be the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club, just north of Chicago, September 12-15. Golf Channel and NBC Sports will televise that tournament.


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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
I'm assuming he kept his pants on...
9/3/13
 
accarson3 says:
Would it hurt Stensen to crack an occasional smile? Even after he won he looked like he was being led to a firing squad,
9/3/13
 
mmontisano says:
I was surprised to see how stern he looked because he's actually a funny dude.
9/3/13
 
Trip says:
Agree with the above comments. You would think these guys understood the business end of their careers. It's hard to root for a guy who has zero reaction to winning a tournament. At least Dufner has a presence in social media. I think he (or his people) get it. At least try to connect with the fans.
People here bust on Rickie Fowler but he works for his fans.
9/3/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
I don't agree at all. Did you watch the round? He was gesturing to the camera & reacting after shots directly into the camera. It looked like an episode of The Office or something.

His post round interview - funny, quirky. Maybe he should have worn an orange clown suit?

The Big Swede!!!
9/4/13
 
mmontisano says:
after he holed out from the bunker on 17, he didn't smile at all.
9/4/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
Uhh, yeah he did. He was smiling on the inside.
9/5/13
 
Trip says:
Good golf is good golf. I enjoy watching it. All I'm saying is that if these guys want the endorsements, popularity, etc. they need to show a little more emotion/appreciation.
9/5/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
Less is more.
9/6/13
 
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