Henrik Stenson

Profile: Henrik Stenson

Country: Sweden
Born: 5.4.76
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Residence: Dubai, UAE
Family: Wife: Emma (m. 2006); Child: Lisa (2007)
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 6
Other Tournament Victories: 3
Turned Professional: 1998
Teams: Ryder Cup 2006 (winners); World Cup 2005, 06; Seve Trophy 2005; The Royal Trophy 2006 (winners), 07 (winners)


Years played: 2006
Overall record: Played 3, Won 1, Lost 1, Halved 1: Points 1½
Singles: Played 1, Won 1, Lost 0, Halved 0
Foursomes: Played 1, Won 0, Lost 0, Halved 1
Fourballs: Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1, Halved 0

2006: The K Club, Europe 18½ USA 9½
Day 1 Foursomes: Howell/Stenson (halved) with Cink/Toms
Day 2 Fourballs: Stenson/Harrington lost to Verplank/Johnson (2 and 1)
Singles: Stenson (4 and 3) beat Taylor

Holed the winning putt in Europe's 2006 landslide victory at The K Club, a perfect end to a fine debut that saw him take 1½ points from the three matches in which he competed, including a dominant 4 and 3 win over Vaughn Taylor in Sunday's singles. Has become something off a Match Play specialist of late, having been the leading points scorer in the 2005 Seve Trophy before winning the 2007 World Golf Championships–Accenture Match Play, defeating Australia's Geoff Ogilvy in the 36 hole final. Put up a stout defence of his title in Arizona this year before losing in the semi-final against the eventual champion, World Number One Tiger Woods. The Swede's Ryder Cup place was cemented after his excellent tie for fourth place in the season's final Major, the US PGA Championship, propelled him to safety in the qualification table. A winner of six European Tour titles since topping the European Challenge Tour Rankings in 2000, the 32 year old has performed well at the game's highest level in 2008, adding a top 20 Masters Tournament finish and a tied third place in The Open Championship to his successful US PGA Championship campaign.