Stenson walks because money talks


MARANA, Ariz. – Henrik Stenson withdrew one hole into his first-round match against Ben Crane with the flu. On Wednesday Crane told Golf Channel Stenson wanted to get one hole in to assure he reaches his 15-event minimum to maintain his Tour membership.

As an added bonus, because he played one hole Stenson finished tied for 33rd and earned $45,000 in official money. Had Stenson withdrawn before the match he would have received no prize money.