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The Tour Report

June 18 2011

3:18 PM

Stenson climbs into top 10

BETHESDA, Md. – Think Henrik Stenson doesn’t have major game?

Look at the way he’s playing this week at the U.S. Open. The Swede has just birdied Nos. 3 and 4 to move to 2 under and into a growing tie for third at Congressional.

Stenson Some would say it’s a surprise to see Stenson on the leaderboard. After all, he hasn’t had a top-10 this season and he’s missed the cut in five of his last six starts on TOUR.

Consider this, though. Since he won THE PLAYERS Championship in 2009, Stenson has posted three top-10s on TOUR – all of which have come in major championships.

Stenson finished ninth at the 2009 U.S. Open and tied for sixth at the PGA Championship. Last year, his only top-10 came when the Swede tied for third at the British Open.

And he’s working on another at Congressional this week. Think patience has something to do with it?