Defending FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson (66-71-67) enters the final round T6. He owns three top-10 finishes in seven previous PGA Championship starts (3rd-2013, T4-2008, T6-2009).

Stenson had one top-25 finish in his first 10 Major Championship starts, but has followed with 15 top 25s in his last 24 starts. Likewise, he failed to record a top 10 in his first 11 Major starts, but has eight in his last 23 starts.

Stenson owns six top-4 finishes in 35 Major Championship starts:

2nd – 2013 Open Championship
3rd – 2013 PGA Championship
T3 – 2010 Open Championship
T3 – 2008 Open Championship
T4 – 2014 U.S. Open
T4 – 2008 PGA Championship

Sweden has never produced a major championship winner. The best finish ever in a major by a Swede is Jones Blixt (T2/2014 Masters), Henrik Stenson (2/2013 Open Championship), Jesper Parnevik (2/1994 Open Championship and T2/1997 Open Championship) and Niclas Fasth (2/2001 Open Championship).

Eight Swedish players have won on the PGA TOUR: Jesper Parnevik (5), Carl Pettersson (5), Henrik Stenson (4), Gabriel Hjertstedt (2), Daniel Chopra (2), Jonas Blixt (2), Freddie Jacobson (1) and Richard S. Johnson (1).


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