Henrik Stenson wins LIV Golf particular person competitors and $4 million prize on debut


Henrik Stenson gained his first LIV Golf event in Bedminster, New Jersey on Sunday, practically two weeks after he was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy for becoming a member of the breakaway sequence.

The 46-year-old Swede shot 11-under par on the Trump Nationwide Golf Membership Bedminster, which was internet hosting the third LIV Golf occasion because it launched in June, ending forward of Individuals Matthew Wolff and Dustin Johnson.

With the victory, Stenson earned $4 million for the three-round, 54-hole occasion. It got here after Ryder Cup Europe eliminated him from his captaincy function forward of subsequent yr’s competitors for becoming a member of the controversial, Saudi-backed LIV Golf sequence.

“I guess we can agree I played like a captain,” Stenson mentioned following his win. “It’s been a good first week, obviously, nice to be here with the guys and getting a feel for it. Like I said, it’s been a busy 10 days and I’m extremely proud that I managed to focus as well as I did.”

Stenson shot a two-under 69 within the remaining spherical on Sunday to complete two pictures forward of Wolff and Johnson having taken an early lead alongside Patrick Reed within the first spherical by taking pictures 64.

He accepted the trophy alongside former US President Donald Trump, who was current all through the three-day competitors.

“First day in particular I played really, really solid. Yesterday was a little bit more of a grind, and then today, we played pretty good for the most round. It was a little bit wobbly coming home, but we’ll take it in the end,” Stenson mentioned.

Elsewhere, Phil Mickelson’s struggles continued as he completed close to the underside of the leaderboard with a six-over par for the event.

Within the crew competitors, Stenson’s Majesticks GC, captained by Lee Westwood, completed second behind Johnson’s 4 Aces GC, which shot 25-under par to assert the $3 million prize.

The subsequent LIV Golf occasion is scheduled to happen from September 2-4 on the Oaks Golf Course on the Worldwide in Bolton, Massachusetts.