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Stenson surges toward a new high point at the Tour Championship

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Hopefully any offending clubs and unsuspecting lockers are safe now, as Henrik Stenson continues his march towards victory at the Tour Championship and in the FedExCup Playoffs.

A win this week will be a fitting exclamation point on the golfer’s fine 2013 season and his continued upward trend. As of the Accenture Match Play Championship in late February, Stenson was ranked 55th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Heading into the season-ending Tour Championship, the Swede was sixth in the much-maligned metric of the quality of a professional golfer’s play in the most recent couple of golf seasons, marking a significant leap forward.

On a larger scale, Stenson’s recent rise has been significant. The man who famously lost money through a series of bad investments with the Stanford group and stripped down to his skivvies to play a ball at the 2009 WGC Championships-CA Championship has had some serious low points in his professional career.

Most notably, Stenson, who earned his European Tour card in 2000, rose to inside the top 100 of the OWGR by 2001. However, by 2002 he found himself outside the top 600. Following a period of soul searching and rededication, Stenson eventually rose to No. 12 in the OWGR in 2006, and following his victory at the Players Championship in 2009, he rose to the fourth spot in the ranking.

Of course, it wasn’t all wine and roses for the Gothenburg native after that though: he fell again to outside the top 200 in early 2012. Three consecutive made cuts at the end of last year garnered Stenson a bit of positive momentum entering the 2013 season. This year, in addition to finishing inside the top five in two majors (U.S. Open, PGA Championship), Stenson has made 15 of 17 cuts on the PGA Tour and notched seven top-10 finishes and won the Deutsche Bank Championship.

So, for Henrik Stenson,  a win today—at the Tour Championship, in the FedExCup Playoffs, or both—marks a high point in a career of ups and downs.

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  1. Austin

    Sep 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I wonder if callaway could be talked into limited release of these legacy black irons in US. Love the looks of the 2013 version of these irons. Come on callaway! Capitalize on an opportunity.

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Photos from the 2024 ISCO Championship

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GolfWRX is staying stateside, traveling to Kentucky for the ISCO Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

WITBs and custom putters are here for the viewing, including some very cool looks into the bags of some players whose setups we haven’t had the pleasure of shooting so far in 2024.

Check out all our photos from the Bluegrass State below!

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While you’re here, check out BK’s breakdown of the WITB of Davis Thompson, last week’s winner.

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Photos from the 2024 John Deere Classic

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GolfWRX is on site this week at the 2024 John Deere Classic. With the Scottish Open next week and The Open Championship two weeks away, those who have qualified will be looking to shore up their games in Silvis, Illinois, before heading to European shores.

On the equipment front, we spotted some new SuperStroke x Marvel grips and got an in-hand look at impressive custom Scotty Cameron putters. Our WITB galleries already feature a look at Jason Day’s wares, and general complement the spread.

Be sure to check back throughout the week as we add more photos from TPC Deere Run!

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Photos from the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic

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GolfWRX was of course on-site this week for our hometown event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

The photos have begun to flow in, and as always, we have WITBs, general galleries, and some cool special galleries — including a look at Jason Dufner’s 3D-printed putter. Be sure to check back throughout the week as we add more photos.

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