Henrik Stenson started the week by being sacked as captain of the European Ryder Cup. He won his LIV golf his debut and Trump his National Team in Bedminster After he finished second in his event he had a check for $4.375 million in his back pocket I left and finished.
Stenson added 69 to his opening 64 on the weekend to finish 11-under-par, two strokes ahead of Americans Dustin Johnson (68) and Matt Wolfe (64).
The Swede agreed to join LIV Golf earlier in the week, so it is believed he will be sacked as captain of the 2023 European Ryder Cup, with Luke Donald taking over the position.
Stenson is understood to have accepted a sign-on fee to participate in LIV Golf in the region of $50 million.
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Shortly after hitting par and winning on the 18th green, Stenson couldn’t resist the decision a little pop when he spoke with LIV Golf’s course commentator, Dom Bourlett.
“Yeah, I think you can agree that I played like a captain,” Stenson said.
“It was a good first week. It was nice to be here with everyone and get a feel for it. I am very proud.”
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Stenson led by three shots heading into the final round, and birdies on the 1st, 5th and 14th kept him in the lead all day.
He dropped his shot at the par-5 15th to give hope to the chasing pack, but lived up to his Iceman nickname and held on to victory.
It marked Stenson’s first world victory since landing in the 2019 Hero World Challenge presented by Tiger Woods. Stenson’s last win on the PGA Tour was the 2017 Windham Championship.
Stenson earned $4 million for his individual victory at the LIV Golf Bedminster, and an additional $375,000 for the Majesticks team, who finished second in the team event. That’s a total of $4,375,000 in just three days of work.
The team event was won for the second time in a row by four aces consisting of Johnson, Pat Perez, Talla Gooch and Patrick Reed.
Live Golf Bedminster final leaderboard
-11 H Stenson (Sweden)
-9 M Wolff, D Johnson (USA)
-8 C Ortiz (Mexico)
-twenty five 4 Aces – Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Tara Gooch, Patrick Reed
-17 Majesticks – Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sam Horsfield
-12 Fireball – Sergio Garcia, Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Unser, Eugenio Chacala