Find us someone who dislikes Henrik Stenson. Go ahead, we’ll wait. The tall Swede is one of the greatest characters in golf – owning all of Phil’s charm without any ego and all of Poulter’s wit without any of the, uh, Poulter-ness. Whether it’s shooting each other on Instagram, stripping down on his Fruit of the Looms for a PG-13 recovery shot, or beating Lefty in one of the great final rounds in Open history. , Stenson did it all with a smile on his face. But in case you need more proof that Stenson is one of the last real good guys in golf, the Iceman delivered on Thursday, taking a break from his first round at the Saudi international to reclaim the soccer ball. of a young spectator in the literal ocean.
Normally when you’re on a beach at a professional golf tournament that’s a bad sign, but in this case Stenson was just his good samaritan. Never one to let a good gag go to waste, however, Stenson also took the moment to show off his footballing skills, by hosting an impromptu juggling exhibition for the Al Murooj Gallery. Zlatan, he’s not, but still not too bad, especially for a golfer from a hockey country.
In the end, Stenson’s little seaside getaway probably won’t fit too much on the Golf Weekend Richter Scale. Bubba is Tik Toking around the Phoenix Open while Bryson and Phil are on the field in the east, absorbing the Arabian rays. It’s hard to make headlines with these two gobbling up all available eyes, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years it’s never to underestimate King Henrik. . . one of them, now that we mention it.