Henrik Stenson wins LIV Golf individual race and $4 million debut prize

The 46-year-old Swede shot 11 under par at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, host of the third LIV golf event since its launch in June, finishing ahead of Americans Matthew Wolf and Dustin Johnson.

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With the win, Stenson earned $4 million for the three-round, 54-hole tournament. This came after the Ryder Cup in Europe removed him from the captaincy ahead of the next year’s competition to join the team. controversial LIV Golf series backed by Saudi Arabia.

“I think we can agree that I played like a captain,” Stenson said after the win. “It’s been a good first week, obviously it’s nice to be here with the guys and feel it. Like I said, it’s been a busy 10 days and I’m very proud that I was able to focus as I did.”

Stenson hit two balls to 69 in the final round on Sunday and finished two shots ahead of Wolf and Johnson, who took the lead with Patrick Reid in the first round with 64 shots.

He accepted the trophy along with former US President Donald Trump, who was be present during the three-day competition.
Trump watches Johnson hit from the seventh tee during Thursday's pro-am.

“On the first day in particular, I played very, very solidly. Yesterday was a bit more difficult, but today we played pretty well for most of the round. It was a little shaky when we got home, but we’ll get through it. after all,” Stenson said.

Elsewhere, Phil Mickelson’s struggles continued as he finished bottom of the leaderboard with a par six over in the tournament.

In the tag team competition, Stenson’s Majesticks GC, under Lee Westwood, finished second to Johnson’s 4 Aces GC, who scored 25 under par for a $3 million prize.

The next LIV Golf event is scheduled for September 2-4 at the Oaks Golf Course at the International Tournament in Bolton, Massachusetts.