This is technically an opinion but should probably be accepted as fact: Henrik Stenson was playing the best golf of anyone in the world at the end of last year, hands down.
With Callaway Irons and Fairway Woods in his bag, he consistently took on flags, hit approach shots to kick-in range, shot up tournament leaderboards, dominated on two Tours, delivered under the biggest pressure, and moved up to No. 3 in the World Golf Rankings.
He’s one of the best players in the game and now we’re proud to tell you that Henrik has joined Team Callaway to start off 2014 with a bang! Can we drop a BOOM for this one? Have we used that one too many times? Oh well, we’re doing it again. BOOOM!!!!!!
If your heart is beating a little faster after hearing the news, just imagine how we feel here at Callaway Headquarters. It’s been a fun announcement, to say the least.
A little background to remind you about Stenson’s awesome 2013 campaign: He won the Deustche Bank Championship, TOUR Championship, DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and captured both the Race to Dubai (European Tour) and FedExCup (PGA Tour) titles.
It was a prolific season that saw him lead the PGA Tour in GIR (did we mention he had Callaway Irons in the bag?), finish 4th in scoring average and 2nd on the money list, and that was before his big FedExCup bonus! For Stenson, the switch to full on Staff Pro seemed like a clear cut decision.
“After having the best season of my career to date in 2013 using Callaway Irons and Fairway Woods, the option of extending my relationship with Callaway Golf was a very natural progression,” Stenson told our Tour Team. “And I look forward to continued success in 2014 being back as part of the Callaway family.”
Henrik will make his 2014 debut in two weeks (January 16) at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and his 2014 PGA Tour debut at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. You can follow him on Twitter @henrikstenson.
We’re honored to introduce Henrik as part of our new Staff Pros list that includes Harris English, adding to our super deep PGA Tour roster.
The season’s underway, our guys are looking good, and we’re ready to get this big year started! To see all of our Staff Pros, please visit our Team Callaway page.