Match Play Notebook: How Swede It Is – Stenson Wins

Henrik Stenson beat Geoff Ogilvy 2 and 1 in a 36-hole final to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson. It was the second big recent win for the Swede, who also captured the Dubai Desert Classic three weeks ago.

In a tight match, Stenson turned a 2-down deficit into a 2-up lead on the 34th hole when Ogilvy missed a 6-foot birdie putt to halve the hole. The match ended on the following hole when Stenson reached the long par-5 in two and two-putted for birdie.

Both players said they struggled with their concentration. Sharp all week, Ogilvy was off with his irons and didn’t make enough putts to beat the steady Swede.

The Armchair Golfer

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