MY SHOT: HEN­RIK STEN­SON

ON MUR­DER­ING HIS GOLF CLUBS, MAK­ING AND LOS­ING MIL­LIONS, AND BET­TING BIG ON POR­RIDGE. WITH GUY YO­COM

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The Swede on mur­der­ing his golf clubs, los­ing mil­lions, and bet­ting big on por­ridge.

I HAVE A TEM­PER ON THE GOLF COURSE. When my fuses start to melt, I have to re­act im­me­di­ately, or else I’m use­less the rest of the round. Be­cause I can’t punch my­self out, I tend to take it out on my clubs. My clubs are my friends, and as such I have a bunch on my conscience for how I’ve treated them. I’ve lost count of how many driv­ers, fair­way woods and wedges I’ve mur­dered. To the 7-iron I broke dur­ing the 2011 US Open – and the clubs I un­doubt­edly will break in the fu­ture – I humbly apol­o­gise. WE SWEDES are de­scended from Vik­ings, which might ex­plain why I’m tough on golf clubs. They were a ruth­less peo­ple who some­times took out whole vil­lages. I watched a se­ries on them a while back, and I thought, So that’s where my tem­per comes from. Prim­i­tive as the times were, the Vik­ings were highly skilled. If there had been en­dorse­ments for hatch­ets and spears in those days, the Vik­ings would have had their names on ev­ery­thing.

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