Stenson dealing with painful tendonitis in left wrist


ATLANTA – At No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings, Henrik Stenson enters the Tour Championship as one of five players with a chance to win the $10 million grand prize with a victory this week.

It won’t be easy, though, as he’s dealing with tendonitis in his left wrist that first flared up during last week’s BMW Championship.

“It's pretty painful,” he said Wednesday. “But hopefully, we can stick it out another four days and still play good.

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“It kind of started last week at BMW. I thought I'd slept funny on my hand on Saturday morning. It hasn't really been affecting my shots that much, but it's gradually getting more and more painful kind of overnight before I get going in the morning.

“So I'll try to rest it a little bit today and probably come out earlier tomorrow and do a bit more.”

Three weeks ago, Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of the four playoff events.