Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Henrik Bids to Become a Major Player

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Henrik Bids to Become a Major Player

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Byline: Andrew Hodgson

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP winner Henrik Stenson is hoping the biggest victory of his career can quickly translate into success at the majors.

The Swede turned in a six-under-par final round 66 at TPC Sawgrass last night as the rest of the field faltered to beat England's Ian Poulter by four strokes and win the unofficial fifth major.

Coming after a year in which he scored his first top-10 finish at the majors with a tie for third place at The Open and tie for fourth at the US PGA Championship, Stenson feels victory in Florida can be the springboard to further success. He said: "Last year was a great year. I felt in the past it was a little bit annoying not to have a top 10 in a major and I definitely put an end to that with a third at The Open.

"And then the one I really felt like I had a good chance to win going into the last day was the PGA Championship. I felt like I was one out of four or five guys that had a good chance to win it. …

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