Henrik Stenson, a history-maker and Major champion, is a welcome addition to the SMBC Singapore Open in 2020.
It will be the Swede’s second appearance at the renowned event and he will be looking for a degree of revenge at the Sentosa Golf Club, where he missed the cut in 2011.
Ice-cool and steely on the course, funny and relatable off it, Stenson will definitely make his mark in Singapore.
In December, he eclipsed some of the world’s best professionals – including tournament host Tiger Woods – to win the Hero World Challenge.
Stenson shot a final round 66 at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas to secure his first victory since the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour in 2017.
In an incredibly exciting prospect for fans in the Lion City, he joins England’s Justin Rose – with whom he forged an unbeatable partnership at the Ryder Cup September 2018 – in the elite field.
The duo also fought a memorable battle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where Stenson won the silver medal finishing two strokes behind gold medallist Rose.
Stenson is the first male Swedish Major champion, having won The Open in 2016 at Royal Troon in Scotland after a titanic battle with American left-hander Phil Mickelson.
He also made history in 2013 by winning the FedExCup on the PGA Tour and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the first player to clinch both titles, and to do so in the same season.
Date of birth: April 5, 1976
Year Turned Professional: 1998