Stenson's hot summer continues with 65 at Barclays


JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Summer of Stenson is continuing on.

Henrik Stenson has finished in the top-three in each of his last four worldwide starts, and he was at it again at The Barclays on Thursday.

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.

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“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.