Stenson finds himself in contention once again


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Another week, another title contention for Henrik Stenson.

In what’s becoming a recurring trend over the past month, Stenson is once again near the top of the leaderboard entering the weekend at the PGA Championship.

It all started with a T-3 result at the Scottish Open, which was followed by a solo second at The Open Championship and a share of second at last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Through 36 holes at Oak Hill Country Club, he’s three strokes behind leader Jason Dufner, thanks to rounds of 68-66.

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“I'm just trying to stick to my game plan,” Stenson said after the second round. “Obviously, I'm executing that pretty well and keeping it under control. So I'm just going to keep on doing that for two days. Still a long ways to go. I'm just pleased to be up in another big event and be in a good position heading into the weekend.”

He maintained he was more pleased with his ball-striking on Friday than one day earlier, which led to a bogey-free scorecard.

“My striking was much better than yesterday,” he continued. “I'm playing good golf, no question about it. Let's just keep the old melon on and plod away and see where it takes us.”