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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 22: Henrik Stenson of Sweden hits his tee-shot on the 16th hole during the second round of The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 22, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Henrik Stenson has closed with a 70 in two straight majors, steady performances under pressure. The problem is, someone else was making a lot of birdies. The 37-year-old Swede finished third at the PGA Championship, three weeks after he was the runner-up at the British Open. At Muirfield last month, it was Phil Mickelson's brilliant final round, and Stenson was three strokes back. This week at Oak Hill, it was an unflappable Jason Dufner with a 68 on Sunday, and Stenson again was three shots behind the winner. And in between he tied for second at the Bridgestone Invitational when Tiger Woods ran away with a seven-stroke victory. After winning The Players Championship in 2009, Stenson struggled through three tough years hampered by illness and injury. But the way he's playing now, maybe Sweden will final get its first major men's champion. The country had two chances Sunday, with Stenson and Jonas Blixt playing in the next-to-last group. Stenson started the day at 7 under, two ...
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