Henrik Stenson slammed the door on his victory at this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship by holing out from the bunker for birdie on the 17th hole, his 71st hole of play for the week. The bunker was the only one Stenson found himself in all week. Since 1992, only three other champions have found themselves in their only bunker for the tournament on the back nine of the final round and recorded a sandsave. But none have come as late in the round as Stenson’s was today. The closest to Stenson today; during his victory at the 1996 Bay Hill Invitational, Paul Goydos recorded his sandsave on the 15th hole of the final round.
During this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, Henrik Stenson birdied TPC Boston’s par-4 fourth hole in every round. It’s the third time in Stenson’s PGA TOUR career that he has birdied a par-4 hole in each round of a TOUR event. This week’s effort joins the eighth hole at the PGA Championship earlier this year the eighteenth hole at the 2005 British Open.