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Sunday
Nov052017

Freak Injury Files: Stenson's Rib Injury From HSBC Promo Event?

This makes Rory's kickabout injury look practically heroic. Except, perhaps to European Tour Chief Keith Pelley who has now lost Henrik Stenson for the 2017 Race to Dubai over a rib injury.

According to Rex Hoggard at GolfChannel.com, the injury appears to have been caused by that absurd WGC-HSBC pre-tournament "presentation" in Shanghai.

As to how he injured himself Stenson was also cryptic, suggesting that the injury occurred during a pre-tournament publicity presentation that included the Swede being hoisted into the air by a harness like a “superhero.”

“I’m not superman even though certain people thought I was superman,” he said in Turkey.

Maybe this is why Stenson was in no hurry to mark his ball on the greens!

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Reader Comments (5)

Believe HSBC would have taken out risk insurance to cover them for something like this - Giles M will know. Better get the lawyers to read the fine print would be my advice.
11.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHHM
After watching Stenson leaving his ball down to help DJ at the WGC, he needs to take some time to consider if he's serious about his career. I still can't believe what I saw in that event.
11.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOB
What an unbelievably stupid stunt HSBC put Stenson and DJ through in Shanghai. Ridiculous.
11.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJerry
He still managed to go -4 and collected 40k in Euros...

DM
11.6.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
They get more grief for injuring a golfer than for laundering millions of drug money. It truly is a mad world.
11.6.2017 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth

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