Category: Conway Farms

September 18, 2013

Hurt Locker: Frustrated Henrik Stenson tears up Conway Farms locker after BMW Championship

Posted at 9:53 PM by Josh Sens

Stenson_main_vert_300It doesn't have the sordid grandeur of a rock star trashing his hotel room.

But check out the Keith Richards-style wreckage wrought by Henrik Stenson at Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago on Monday, following his rough showing at the BMW Championship.

Conway Farms officials did not respond to a request for information on the incident.

But photos obtained by show a damaged wooden locker at the club, its door ripped off, a shelf disjointed [photo right]. And Stenson’s agent, R.J. Nemer, confirmed by email that Stenson was responsible for the reverse-carpentry.

Nemer said the incident was the result of a “frustration that manifested itself,” adding that Stenson had paid for the damage and had “apologized to the appropriate parties.”

Stenson, who arrived at the BMW atop the FedEx Cup standings, was four-under-par and tied for 18th after the first three rounds of the tournament. But his temper flared and his score soared during Monday’s rain-delayed finale, which saw him card a three-over 74. After bogeying the par-3 17th and hitting a wayward tee ball on the 18th hole, Stenson took out his frustrations on his TaylorMade driver, smacking it so hard on the ground that its head flew off.

Stenson is no stranger to on-course eruptions. Witness his outbursts at this year’s Masters and the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, where he injured himself while smashing an iron on the ground.

This time, though, Stenson’s anger followed him indoors.

His poor performance at the BMW dropped him to second place in the FedEx Cup race behind Tiger Woods.

It’s unclear what his fury in the locker room cost him.

Now it's on to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta and a field limited to 30 golfers.

There is no cut. Even the 30th place finisher in the FedEx Cup is guaranteed to receive $175,000.

Barring any additional temper tantrums, Stenson should earn enough to zero out his credit card bill.

Another look at the Conway Farms locker room. Stenson's locker is back right.

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September 15, 2013

BMW Championship suspends play, will conclude Monday

Posted at 5:18 PM by Pete Madden


Torrential rain at Conway Farms suspended play in the final round of the BMW Championship twice on Sunday, pushing the tournament's conclusion to Monday.

Only six players managed to complete their final rounds, while 22 had yet to tee off when tournament officials blew the horn to clear the course.

2013 has been a particularly wet one on the PGA Tour: the BMW Championship is the 22nd Tour event delayed by inclement weather this year.

Jim Furyk, the leader at 13-under on the strength of a second round 59, will attempt to end a three-year PGA Tour victory drought when he finally tees off Monday morning. He will be followed closely by Steve Stricker (12-under) and Brandt Snedeker (11-under). Tiger Woods stands in fifth place at 9-under.

Live final round coverage will begin at 10 a.m. ET on the Golf Channel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

(Photo: Conways Farms / Getty Images)

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