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September 10 2013

5:29 PM

Stenson looks forward to top grouping

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Henrik Stenson hopes to maintain his recent stretch of hot play this week at Conway Farms.

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Thanks to his spot atop the FedExCup rankings, Henrik Stenson will be grouped in the first two rounds of the BMW Championship with the players who are second and third on that list.

That would be Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.

"I've got two of the best players in the world the first two rounds, so if there ever is a motivational problem, that wouldn't be playing with Adam and Tiger," Stenson said. "You know, it's going to be full on and full focus and so on. I'm excited about that."

Stenson hasn't played a round at a PGA TOUR event with Scott since the final round of the 2010 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

His history with Woods is more recent. He was paired with Woods in the final twosome of the final round last month at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He matched Woods' even-par 70 that day and finished tied for second -- seven shots behind Woods.

But now it's Stenson who has all the momentum, as he comes off his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship that elevated him to the top of the points list. In his last five starts, he's finished third or better four times.

"I'm going to approach this week as I've done with the other ones," Stenson said. "It's a brand new week, and I'm going to keep on working away on the things that's worked out well for me in the last couple of months, and we'll see where it takes us."

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