Henrik Stenson Takes High Road After LIV Golf Win, Says: “I Played Like a Captain”

Henrik Stenson Wins 2022 LIV Golf Bedminster
Henrik Stenson of Majesticks GC poses with the trophy and Greg Norman, CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, after winning the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National GC on July 31, 2022 in Bedminster, NJ. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

BEDMINSTER, NJ – A far-left golf journo dragged his family’s name through the mud. The DP World Tour fired him as Ryder Cup captain. A smug tour player, who couldn’t hold his jockstrap, trolled him on Twitter. And even a washed-up former teammate with a world ranking in the mid triple digits attempted to dunk on him.

In the end, though, it was Henrik Stenson, the soft-spoken Swede, who got the last laugh as he exited Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey with a check for $4.35 million, after winning in his debut on the LIV Golf tour.

After tapping in for his second-straight round of 69 to finish 11 under and claim a two-stroke victory over Americans Dustin Johnson (68) and Matt Wolff (64), Stenson was asked if the victory proved he’d made the right decision to join LIV Golf.

“Yeah, I guess we can agree I played like a captain,” Stenson told LIV Golf’s Dom Boulet. “It’s been a good first week, nice to be here with the guys and get a feel for it.

“It’s been a busy 10 days and I’m extremely proud to focus the way I did having not been in contention for a number of years.”

Exit note: Stenson’s two big mouth PGA Tour critics, Max Homa (T24, $68k) and Luke Donald (T49, $20k), didn’t earn $100k combined for their four days of work at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Stenson’s caddie, Gareth Lord, took home $435,000.

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  1. Total class act like all the LIV guys. Was pulling for DJ but so happy for Henrik. Guys like Homa, Donald and all the haters only come across as bitter and envious. Play your tours, stay quiet and stop the hating! Can’t wait for Boston. Gonna be a long month!
    • We were in the same page, Roberto!!

      Rooting for DJ to win but about half way thru was thinking the better story was actually Henrik. Dude is a such a nice guy and class act and to see him get rewarded for decision. It was just beautiful.


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