Swede Stenson Shoots For Second Straight Win

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Henrik Stenson has been in good form of late. Image courtesy of sportingnews.com/AP
After posting four consecutive top-15 finishes, including victory at the Barclays event at the end of August, Adam Scott put in a surprisingly poor showing at the TPC Boston event to kick off September, finishing in a tie for 53rd. He has a chance to bounce back this week with a hot field lining up in the BMW Championship, being played for the first time at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.

It’s the home club of Englishman Luke Donald , but he has been well done on form of late. He missed the cut in the PGA Championship, and comes in to this after tying for 41st place in both the Deutsche Bank event in Boston and the Barclays. In saying that he did come home shooting 10-under over the last two days at the TPC, so if he can carry that form he should be a big chance on a track he knows well.

One Englishman who is in top nick, though, is Justin Rose . He has fired eight consecutive under par rounds across the opening two events in the FedExCup Playoffs, including his runner-up effort behind Scott at the Barclays. Despite being troubled by a back injury, Tiger Woods was also just a shot back from Scott in New Jersey, but he struggled with his putting in Boston finishing tied for 65th.

While Matt Kuchar has been the form player on tour all year with eight top 20s in 2013, Henrik Stenson and the unheralded Graham DeLaet have been on fire of late. Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship, which was his fifth top-three finish in six starts. DeLaet came from nowhere to snare a Presidents Cup spot; he was tied for second behind Scott a fortnight back at the Barclays and backed that up with third place in Boston.

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