Henrik Stenson could hardly have hoped for better in his first career tournament on the LIV circuit. The Swede is only one round away from triumphing at the Bedminster Invitational, in the State of New Jersey, after handing over a card of 69 (-2) on Saturday.
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The leader after 36 holes experienced a second rollercoaster day on the course of the Trump National Golf Club, he who wedged an eagle and four birdies, but also two bogeys and a double bogey.
Nevertheless, he will enter his last 18 holes with a priority of three shots at the expense of his closest pursuer, the American Dustin Johnson.
The latter had an identical day to Stenson on a personal level, hitting the white object 69 times, but he will also have his eyes on the team standings on Sunday.
The 4 Aces, of which Johnson is the captain, greatly increased their lead in the second round, presented on TVA Sports 2. They have a cumulative -20, or six priority shots over the Majesticks, of which Stenson.