IN A TUESDAY GOLF COLUMN, the Associated Press wrote about the “Stenson Awards.” They were referring to Henrik Stenson, of course, who, as I was reminded, had a phenomenal year.
What did 40-year-old Henrik win?
European Tour Player of the Year.
The Race to Dubai.
A silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
The Open Championship.
Golf Writers Trophy (awarded by Britain’s Association of Golf Writers).
The BMW International Open.
As you might recall, Stenson set a major championship record of 264 at the Open Championship, closing with a 63 in a stirring duel with Phil Mickelson.
Stenson said, “I’ll never grow tired of being weighed down by trophies.”