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Henrik Stenson

Swedish professional golfer

Henrik Stenson
Swedish professional golfer. Source: Google

Henrik Stenson is a well-known Swedish professional golfer who competes in the Professional Golfers’ Association and European Tours.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Henrik Stenson was born in the Swedish city of Gothenburg to his parents Ingemar Stenson and Mona Irene Stenson

Ulrika Stenson, the champion golfer’s sister, is very close to him. He was not interested in golf as a child and did not begin playing until he was 12 years old, unlike many professional golfers.

After visiting a driving range with a friend, Henrik became obsessed with golf.

Soon after, he asked his parents for golf clubs, which they delivered, believing their son would get over it after a while. Nonetheless, his commitment to the game grew.

Aside from that, there is little information about his education.

 

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Golfing Career

Early Career

At the age of 18, the Swedish golfer began competing in amateur tournaments. In 1994, he also represented his country at the European Boys’ Team Championship.

However, his team was defeated in the finals by England. Stenson won his first amateur championship in 1996, at the Italian Open Amateur Match-play Championship.

The Iceman additionally participated in the Telia Tour. He turned professional after competing in the Eisenhower Trophy in 1998.

 

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Professional Career

Soon after turning pro, Henrik excelled in the Challenge Tour money standings. Then, in 2001, he began playing golf on the European Tour, where he even won his first tournament, the Benson & Hedges International Open.

By 2007, he had already risen to the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking. In addition, he made history by becoming Sweden’s first World Golf Championship winner.

In addition, he won the Ryder Cup twice, once in 2006 while playing for Europe and again in 2008.

Similar to that, he qualified for the 2013 PGA Championship inside the top ten rankings but was unable to secure the victory.

Highlights and Achievements

  • 2000 Challenge Tour Rankings winner
  • 2013 FedEx Cup champion
  • Two-time Race to Dubai champion in 2013 and 2016
  • Two-time European Tour Golfer of the Year in 2013 and 2016
  • Five-time Swedish Golfer of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, and 2016
  • 2018 EurAsia Cup winner
  • Two-time Seve Trophy winner in 2005 and 2009
  • Five-time Ryder Cup winner in 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016, and 2018
  • 2016 Silver Medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

 

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Age, Weight, and Height

On April 5, 2022, Stenson will turn 46. He maintains a healthy diet and excellent personal hygiene as a professional golfer.

The Swedish player also works out every day and stays true to a strict training schedule. He is thus in his mid-40s and in good physical condition.

Henrik has also shared his Tournament workout plan.

Furthermore, the professional golfer stands 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds (86 kg; 14 st).

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Professional Golfer, Henrik tied a knot with  Emma Löfgren who is from Sweden in 2006.

 

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She is extremely athletic, just like her husband, and even comes from a very athletic family. She was a superb Alpine Skier as a young girl, but she preferred golf to skiing.

Emma also studied media and public relations. While competing for the college’s golf team, where Henrik also competed, she fell in love with her future husband.

In 2012, the couple ultimately relocated to America. These couples are blessed with three children named Lisa, Karl, and Alice Stenson.

Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Stenson made the majority of his fortune as a professional golfer on the Professional Golfers’ Association and European tours. Regarding his net worth, it is estimated to have $25 million.

The Swedish golfer has no fixed salary because he is paid on a prize money basis

Similarly, Henrik reportedly earns more than $3.2 million from endorsement deals

He usually takes lavish vacations with his family. Henrik, on the other hand, lives in a magnificent home in Orlando, Florida.

Social Media Presence

The golfer is a frequent user of social media platforms.

On the golf course, the player is mostly seen in his golfing attire, as well as with his teammates and opponents. Similarly, he has a lot of photos with his golfing buddies.

Instagram: 359k followers

Twitter: 292.2k followers

FAQ’s

Is Henrik Stenson a golfer?

Yes, the Swedish golfer is still active. He was, however, recently cut from The Open 2021.

Did Henrik Stenson attend college?

Stenson did, in fact, attend the University of South Carolina, where he met his wife, Emma Löfgren. However, it is unknown whether he received his degree.

Has Henrik Stenson had knee surgery?

Yes, the Swedish player had cartilage surgery on his left knee in 2011. In December of 2015, he underwent meniscus surgery on his right knee.

Furthermore, he suffered a knee injury in the right leg and a minor cartilage tear.

Quick Facts

Full Name Henrik Olof Stenson
Birth Date 5 April 1976
Birth Place Gothenburg, Sweden
Nick Name Iceman
Religion Not Available
Nationality Swedish
Ethnicity Not Available
Education University of South Carolina
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Ingemar Stenson
Mother’s Name Mona Irene Stenson
Siblings One sister; Ulrika Stenson
Age 46 Years Old
Height 6’2″ (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Build Athletic
Profession Golfer
Current Tours
  • PGA Tour
  • European Tour
Turned Pro 1998
Highest World Ranking 2
Marital Status Married
Wife Emma Löfgren
Kids Three; Lisa, Karl & Alice Stenson
Net Worth $25 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter

 

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