You can’t stop Henrik Stenson, you can only hope to contain him. Seriously, it seems like just about all this guy does lately is contend for titles. With the exception of The Barclays last week – where he finished 43rd – Stenson hasn’t been outside of the top 25 since the beginning of June. In that time he has managed to pick up five top 10 finishes – four of which were top three results. Adding to the impressive nature of those results is the fact that two of those top three finishes were in major championships.
He is leading the Race to Dubai on the European Tour and is currently ranked 13th in the FedEx Cup standings. All of that has been accomplished without recording a single victory to his credit this year. That just goes to show how consistent he has been all year, whether in Europe or on the PGA Tour. After shooting 67 – 63 over the first two days of the Deutsche Bank Championship, the Swede finds himself in a tie for second with Roberto Castro just one shot behind 36-hole leader Sergio Garcia. He tied Justin Rose for the low score of the second round at eight under par on the day.
I will be utterly shocked if Stenson doesn’t manage to pick up at least one win during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He has played too well to be kept from the winner’s circle for much longer. Once he does finally manage to break through it could very well be the beginning of an impressive streak. He’s shown that he has the game to compete on the biggest stages in the game and that he has the patience to continue to play his game and not press to try and pick up that elusive victory. He knows that it will come at some point – it has to if he keeps playing at this high of a level.