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November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
This year has been memorable for Henrik Stenson, who secured an unprecedented double over the weekend, following his FedEx Cup victory with a win in the Race to Dubai. But the Swede still has one more goal -- to reach No. 1 in the world. "Yeah, I'm certainly going to keep trying," he said. "You know, it's going to take a lot of good golfing. " Though he became the first player to capture the season-long titles for the PGA Tour and the European Tour, Stenson stands third behind Tiger Woods and Adam Scott as of the latest official standings.
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April 5, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
You know the sound a golf gallery makes when a five-foot birdie putt lips out? Ohhhhhhhhh. That's the groan that also accompanied the news that a rehabbing Tiger Woods would miss the Masters for the first time since 1994. That year, Jose Maria Olazabal triumphed on a 6,925-yard course, and Woods was voted "most likely to succeed" by classmates at Western High in Anaheim. Without Woods, there's no "Will he pass Jack Nicklaus" talk. There's less buzz. Fewer casual fans will tune in. CBS' Jim Nantz, during an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," called Woods' absence "the story that dwarfs all others.
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September 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
A very good year could get even better for Henrik Stenson. The Swedish golfer walked away with $11.44 million after winning the Tour Championship -- and clinching the FedEx Cup title -- in Atlanta on Sunday, saying the victory is "going to take a little time to sink in. " It better not take too long, because in a few weeks Stenson will enter the home stretch of the European Tour, where he leads the standings in the Race to Dubai. As Europe's version of the FedEx Cup, the race will culminate with four playoff tournaments offering more than $30 million in purses.
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January 8, 2014 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf's biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he's crying all the way to the bank. The world's top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest . His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year's haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.
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September 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
Henrik Stenson has almost two weeks to enjoy his newfound position as the top player in the FedEx Cup standings. And Tiger Woods has almost two weeks to get the train back on the tracks. Following the Deutsche Bank Championship, which Stenson won on Monday, the FedEx Cup playoffs take a break before resuming with the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill., on Sept. 12. It doesn't seem that Stenson will waste any of that free time looking over his shoulder. "I've always been a pretty good front-runner," he said.
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April 5, 2012 | By Teddy Greenstein and Jeff Shain
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Henrik Stenson didn't break any clubs after making a quadruple-bogey eight on No. 18. "I've got a temper," he said, "but it's easier to walk away without changing the bag. I need my clubs. " Stenson was having the round of the day, celebrating his 36th birthday by making eagles on both front-nine par-fives. The Swede was five under par through 17, two shots clear of the field. Then he stepped to the tee at the 465-yard 18th and began stumbling.
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May 11, 2009 | Teddy Greenstein
Come today, you might notice a new pre-shot routine on the first tee box at your private club or local muni. You'll see someone grab the wrong end of the club, near the face, and take a half-swing, followed by a full swing. After winning the Players Championship with stunning ease, Henrik Stenson should patent his signature move. The Swede said the routine allows him to "paint the path of the swing without the resistance of a club head.
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July 14, 2013 | David Wharton
The finish wasn't perfect, but Phil Mickelson is no longer 0-for-Great Britain. The world's eighth-ranked golfer suffered a three-putt bogey on the 72nd hole but rebounded to win a playoff with Branden Grace and capture the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links on Sunday. The 17-under victory marked Mickelson's first individual title in Britain and serves as an encouraging tune-up for the British Open later this week. "I have been coming here for some time and had some opportunities and I almost let it slip away today," Mickelson said.
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November 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
While Tiger Woods was traveling abroad to play in the Turkish Open, his girlfriend was back home calling him "dorky" on national television. Skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on the "Katie" show , where host Katie Couric asked her to describe the often controversial golfer. "He's goofy," Vonn said. "Like dorky goofy. " She quickly added: "He's probably not going to be that excited that I just said that. " Woods will play in a field that features Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Padraig Harrington this week.
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January 8, 2014 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf's biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he's crying all the way to the bank. The world's top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest . His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year's haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.
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November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
This year has been memorable for Henrik Stenson, who secured an unprecedented double over the weekend, following his FedEx Cup victory with a win in the Race to Dubai. But the Swede still has one more goal -- to reach No. 1 in the world. "Yeah, I'm certainly going to keep trying," he said. "You know, it's going to take a lot of good golfing. " Though he became the first player to capture the season-long titles for the PGA Tour and the European Tour, Stenson stands third behind Tiger Woods and Adam Scott as of the latest official standings.
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November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
PGA Tour star Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives -- including his grandmother -- died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. "I am deeply saddened," Day said in a statement released by the Tour. "My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. " Day's immediate family migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago, but many relatives still lived around the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province that was hit hard by the storm.
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November 16, 2013 | Wire reports
Lexi Thompson moved into position for her second victory in her last four starts, taking the third-round lead Saturday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at Guadalajara, Mexico. The 18-year-old Thompson shot a five-under 67 to reach 13-under 203 at Guadalajara Country Club. She had a one-stroke lead over South Korea's I.K. Kim. Thompson won the 2011 LPGA Navistar Classic at 16, and took the LPGA Malaysia last month for her second tour title. After opening with a 72, she had a 64 - the best round of the week in the 36-player event - Friday to pull within a stroke of second-round leaders Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu and Pornanong Phatlum.
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November 14, 2013 | Wire reports
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told the Associated Press on Thursday that "nothing is set in stone" though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape - he's down about 15 pounds - and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. "If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I'll compete," Phelps told the AP in an exclusive telephone interview from Minneapolis, where he is attending an Arena Grand Prix meet this weekend.
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November 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
While Tiger Woods was traveling abroad to play in the Turkish Open, his girlfriend was back home calling him "dorky" on national television. Skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on the "Katie" show , where host Katie Couric asked her to describe the often controversial golfer. "He's goofy," Vonn said. "Like dorky goofy. " She quickly added: "He's probably not going to be that excited that I just said that. " Woods will play in a field that features Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Padraig Harrington this week.
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September 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
A very good year could get even better for Henrik Stenson. The Swedish golfer walked away with $11.44 million after winning the Tour Championship -- and clinching the FedEx Cup title -- in Atlanta on Sunday, saying the victory is "going to take a little time to sink in. " It better not take too long, because in a few weeks Stenson will enter the home stretch of the European Tour, where he leads the standings in the Race to Dubai. As Europe's version of the FedEx Cup, the race will culminate with four playoff tournaments offering more than $30 million in purses.
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March 23, 2007 | Thomas Bonk, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Henrik Stenson made seven birdies on his way to a five-under-par 67 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Robert Allenby in the CA Championship at Miami. Fifteen players in the 73-man field broke par. Tiger Woods was one of them, but barely with a 71.
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November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
PGA Tour star Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives -- including his grandmother -- died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. "I am deeply saddened," Day said in a statement released by the Tour. "My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. " Day's immediate family migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago, but many relatives still lived around the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province that was hit hard by the storm.
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September 20, 2013 | By David Wharton
Henrik Stenson might try losing his cool more often. The Swedish veteran holds a one-stroke lead teeing off Friday morning for the second round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. He has been both hot and hot-tempered down the home stretch of the golf season. After strong finishes at two recent majors and a World Golf Championship, Stenson earned a FedEx Cup playoff victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. But things did not go so well at the BMW Championship earlier this week, when he was battling a sore wrist.
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September 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
Henrik Stenson has almost two weeks to enjoy his newfound position as the top player in the FedEx Cup standings. And Tiger Woods has almost two weeks to get the train back on the tracks. Following the Deutsche Bank Championship, which Stenson won on Monday, the FedEx Cup playoffs take a break before resuming with the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill., on Sept. 12. It doesn't seem that Stenson will waste any of that free time looking over his shoulder. "I've always been a pretty good front-runner," he said.
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