Henrik Stenson's Winning Clubs
It's a tradition at the Players Championship for the winner to donate a club to be mounted on the wall inside the Sawgrass clubhouse. After leading the field in driving accuracy last year, Sergio Garcia handed over his TaylorMade Burner driver.
The most appropriate club for Henrik Stenson to donate would be his 2004 Big Bertha 3-wood. He used the club frequently off the tee and hit 73% of the fairways.
"It’s a course that sets up nicely for my 3-wood," Stenson said. "I didn't hit many drivers here this week, and I don't think I really had to."
One of the longest hitters on the European Tour, Stenson hit several 3-woods more than 300 yards. On the par-4 15th hole Sunday, he hit the 3-wood 302 yards — without a tee.
"It's 13 degrees, and I hit it far," he said jokingly Sunday evening. "I hit a good one down 18 the other day, and I think [ShotLink] said 318 or 313 or something like that. When you get one going on these fast, firm fairways, it can run on."
Stenson said his stock 3-wood typically flies 270.
Here is a complete list of the clubs Stenson used ton win the Players:
DRIVER: Callaway FT-3 (9.5°) with Grafolloy Blue shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Callaway Big Bertha (13°, 19°) with Grafolloy Blue shafts
IRONS: Srixon I-506 (3-PW)
WEDGES: Callaway X Tour Vintage (52°, 58°)
PUTTER: Yes! Donna
BALL: Srixon Z-Star
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