The Loop

Henrik Stenson gives a very honest -- and funny -- assessment of his Tour Championship chances

September 22, 2015

Henrik Stenson enters the PGA Tour's season finale as the only golfer to finish in the top 10 in the first three FedEx Cup Playoff events and one of only four players in the field at East Lake this week to have won the $10 million bonus before. And at No. 4 in the current standings (the top 5 all control their own destiny), he has about as good of a chance as anyone to take home golf's biggest payday again.

But even someone as good as Stenson, currently No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, can be awed by the golf being played around him, most notably by new No. 1 Jason Day. When asked to assess his chances of winning the Tour Championship on Tuesday, the humorous Swede offered this response:

We think he's talking about the current top three players in the world -- Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy -- but he could also be referring to World Nos. 4 and 5, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler, who beat Stenson by one at the BMW Championship two weeks ago, with that 330 remark. Either way, point taken. These days, it's only getting tougher to win on tour.