JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Summer of Stenson is continuing on.
The Swede posted an opening-round 6-under 65 to share second place at Liberty National Golf Club, in a group just one stroke behind leader Kevin Stadler.
“I'm trying to squeeze whatever I have these two weeks, get a nice break that week in between and a little practice and then hopefully come firing on all cylinders for the last two,” he said. “But I can't knock the start I've had here today, as well. … I got on a run and made some nice putts and put myself in a nice position.”
Currently 10th on the Official World Golf Ranking, Stenson’s run has moved him all the way up to ninth in the FedEx Cup standings, virtually assuring him of a spot in the season-ending Tour Championship.