Henrik Stenson Bio
Posted at September 23, 2013
Henrik Stenson became the 2013 FedEx Cup champion after claiming victory in the Tour Championship yesterday and here profile Mr. Hugo Boss!
Far from a new name to any golf fan, Henrik Stenson has been around for some time now but many of you may not know much more about the man himself, or the roller coaster career he has endured. After clinching his second win of 2013 at the Coca Cola Tour Championship in Atlanta, the $1.44 million prize he received was indeed dwarfed by a new cheque for $10 million more by sailing to the top of the FedEx Cup standings with the three shot win, significantly overhauling a certain Tiger Woods.
Henrik's career started off so brightly, winning on only his 11th career start in 2001, but then he had a serious struggle with his swing and lost all confidence in himself and his game. Seeking professional psychological help, Henrik emerged stronger than ever and reached a peak of World Number four with a total of five victories - including the 2007 World Match Play Championship. But then it all went wrong again.
If we remember back to 2010-2011, Henrik fell as far as 230th in the World Rankings having failed to record any top ten finishes and subsequently finished 186th and 187th for driving and putting respectively. Evidently, his game was a mess, but Henrik also confirmed that his off course life was in turmoil having invested heavily in the disgraced Stanford Financial Banking Group. Stenson was not the only golfer to be sponsored by the banking giants, however it came to light that Henrik had reportedly lost a seven figure sum from his life savings; to call this a distraction would be an incredible understatement.
Much to his credit, Henrik vowed to bounce back once again and this year we have all witnessed just that. An exceptional 2013 has seen the man affectionately known as Mr Hugo Boss finished second and third at two majors, either side of a T2 at Firestone, a nice T5 at the Players Championship and eventually a terrific win at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. That win earlier this month set Henrik up for a tasty run in the FedEx Cup and he excelled in the earily stages of the Tour Championship last week to have a comfortable lead in a weekend which he knew a third place finish or better would clinch the $10 million prize.
Henrik Stenson is just as charasmatic as any, too. Married with two children, Henrik is very popular amongst fellow Tour Professionals and his mild temperament on the course should not tarnish his reputation. He recently destroyed his driver on the course and further vented his fury by damaging a changing room locker at the BMW Championship (we all have our moments), but the man himself is really a fun-loving individual who is also incredibly likeable. For a long time now, the team at Golfposer have been huge fans of the new FedEx Cup champion and wish to congratulate him on a momentuous 2013. Surely it is only a matter of time before we see the first ever Hugo Boss x Henrik Stenson Golf Collection!