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Golf's Biggest Slumps

Henrik Stenson is the toast of golf right now, but it wasn't too long ago that he fell to 230th in the World Ranking. We examine Stenson's comeback and look at some other notable dry spells in PGA Tour history

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson

Stenson climbed to No. 4 in the World Ranking with his win at the 2009 Players Championship, but by the start of 2012, he'd fallen to No. 230. Plagued with a bad case of the driver yips, Stenson couldn't even win his own club championship in 2011 after he failed to qualify for the PGA Championship. Two years later, he's the hottest player in golf and the game's third-ranked player. After close calls in 2013's final two majors, Stenson won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. He then won the European Tour's Race to Dubai (left), becoming the first golfer to win both tours' season-long points titles.
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