September 13 2013
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Henrik Stenson, currently sitting atop the FedExCup points list, is tired. His high-finish stretch in recent weeks, culminating with his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship, has left him fatigued. Even the off-week was negated by the demands on his time.
But after opening with a 1-over 72 in Thursday's first round of the BMw Championship, Stenson is still hoping to find his second wind for the rest of the week. He tees off today at 12:59 p.m. ET in the top group with No. 2 Tiger Woods and No. 3 Adam Scott.
"I'm just not that rested," Stenson said. "It's been a tiring couple of months and when you never really give yourself a chance to get the energy back, it seems kind of hard.
"But I'm going to try to keep my head in the right place. We still have a long ways to go. It's not over just because I didn't have the best of first days. I'll try to play well the next three days and work my way up the leaderboard."
Although Stenson seems likely to remain in the top five in FedExCup points after this week, there is no 100 percent guarantee. He could conceivably be pushed out of the top five if he finishes near the bottom of the leaderboard and others just behind him in points are near the top.
But if he can find some energy, that should be a moot point.
"No panic in the camp," Stenson said.