Henrik Stenson vented his anger at the bat after hitting the green but lost the bunker on the 15th par4 hole in the final round of the PGA Championship on May 23.
This hole is 466 yards long. Stenson plays 304 yards down the right side of the fairway. 166 yards from target, he hit a second shot but the ball hit the bunker on the left of the green. After the unsatisfactory handling phase, the golfer born in 1976 quietly stuck the head of the iron into the ground, so strong that it broke in half.
He escaped on the third, more than six yards from the hole, and then two bogey putts.
Before losing his temper, Stenson scored four birdies and three bogeys. Thanks to a birdie on the 16th hole and keeping par on the last two holes, he finished the game with 71 strokes on a par72 course. This is also his only negative round since the beginning of the tournament. On the opening day, he hit 73 strokes, the next two stages were 76 strokes. Stenson finished T64 at +8 with a bonus of 20,200 USD. Phil Mickelson won at -6, receiving $ 2.16 million.
Stenson once overcame Mickelson in major The Open Championship 2016 on par71. After 54 holes that year, Stenson held the top of the table at -12, while Mickelson was second, one stroke away, while third candidate Bill Haas was six strokes away.
On the closing day, the race to the podium was in a two-horse position from the beginning of the round. Both held the top of the table at -16 at the end of hole 13. But Stenson broke through to the finish line with a series of three birdies from holes 14-16 and then finished with a birdie on hole 18 with a final score of -20. In the same period, Mickelson only had one birdie to finish second, three strokes away. For the whole game, Stenson scored 10 birdies and two bogeys, while Mickelson scored four birdies and an eagle.
In the top golf village, Stenson is the most successful Swedish player. Stenson was on the European Tour in 2001 and six years later on the PGA Tour. In 2013, England won both season-long races on two fronts – the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai.
Stenson won a total of 11 Cups in the European arena, six championships in the US league system. This number of titles includes majors five years ago.
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