Category: Henrik Stenson


November 19, 2013

Henrik Stenson's caddie treats himself to new Ferrari

Posted at 1:49 PM by Josh Sens

StensonTalk about trickle-down economics.

With his employer, Henrik Stenson, on an historic hot streak, caddy Gareth Lord has enjoyed a windfall, pocketing enough spare change to purchase a Ferrari, according to the Daily Mail.

No word on the price tag of the sports car, but Stenson's earning power is hardly a secret. The resurgent Swede won $12 million in prize money in 2013, as well as $10 million bonus that came with his first-place finish in the FedEx Cup.

Stenson capped his stellar year this weekend by adding the Race to Dubai to his list of laurels.

And now his caddie has a car fit for racing, too.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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 Golf.com 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.

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

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September 02, 2013

Video: Stenson seals win with hole-out from bunker on 17

Posted at 6:58 PM by Mike Walker

Things were starting to get interesting late Monday afternoon at the Deutsche Bank Championship when Steve Stricker, trailing by two shots, had a chance to make an eagle on 18, while Henrik Stenson was in the greenside bunker on 17. Then Stenson holed his bunker shot to effectively seal the victory [see video above].

October 19, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Fanny Sunesson, legendary female caddy, hangs up the bib

Posted at 10:44 AM by Mark Dee

The most successful female caddie of the past 20 years -- and arguably of all time -- is hanging up her bib.

Fanny Sunesson, who looped for Nick Faldo during his four-major run in the 90s, announced her retirement from caddying on Friday, deciding instead to focus on player coaching, according to PGATour.com.

Sunesson caddied for Faldo from 1990 through 1999, and then again in the 2000s. In between, she worked for Fred Funk, Sergio Garcia and Notah Begay III. She currently works for Henrik Stenson, whom she helped win the 2009 Players Championship.

She already has experience coaching, too. Sunesson serves as Martin Kaymer's mental coach, helping him reach No. 1 in the world in 2011.

“Coaching is fun,” she told the website golf.se. “It allows for much as I did as a caddie, so I hope to do a good job there.”

September 19, 2011

Tweets of the Week: Cink gets a Heisman, Poulter's fish and Rory's swing in the buff

Posted at 1:27 PM by David Dusek

Golf's original king of Twitter, Stewart Cink (@stewartcink), did not qualify for last week's BMW Championship, but he still picked up a trophy.

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Cink Heisman

Cink also enjoyed a night out on the town with his wife, Lisa (@lisacink), who clearly wasn't going miss a bite of her dinner.

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Luke is no fan of the Golden Dome...
Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) did compete in the BMW Championship, but the Chicago resident was not too pleased when he learned that because NBC planned to show a football game Saturday afternoon, he'd have an early-morning tee time.

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... and his wife is no fan of the peacock.
His wife, Diane (@DianeDonald), also took exception to NBC's decision to cut away from the action in order to show the start of Notre Dame's football game against Michigan State.

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Welcome to flying commercial
Fans assume that rich tour pros all fly on private planes, but plenty of golfers use commercial airlines. And that means headaches like the one Henrik Stenson (@henrikstenson) had to deal with last week.

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Team bonding
Darren Clarke (@Theprincedc) enjoyed a big seafood dinner with his Vivendi Seve Trophy teammates last week, including his pal Ian Poulter (@ianjamespoulter). While the 2011 British Open champ couldn't help mentioning that Poulter soiled his shirt, Poulter was more fixated on the tasty looking chow.

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Fish

She hopes it's spam
Before she arrived in Alabama for last week's Navistar LPGA Classic, Paige Mackenzie (@Paige_Mackenzie) got a disturbing message.

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All in a day's work for Rory
Computers, high-speed cameras and other gizmos can help today's pros break down their swings in ways that would make Buck Rogers jealous. Last week, when he wasn't battling with Lee Westwood on Twitter, Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) got hooked up to the machines and shared a photo of the experience with his followers. Craig Connelly (@theweeman77), Paul Casey's caddie who is known on tour as Wee Man, couldn't help needling the U.S. Open champ.

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Rory

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