BMW PGA Championship power rankings

Chris Wood. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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Henrik Stenson. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

When Henrik Stenson is in the field, he’s going to be a threat. The 2016 Open champion has a consistent, steady, unflappable game in his bag. That string of four missed cuts that began with the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, took him through The Masters, and finally came to an end after he went home early at the Zurich Classic is probably just a temporary blip in the Stenson radar. He’s returning to the European Tour and the BMW PGA Championship going in the right direction with a top 20 finish at THE PLAYERS and looking to recover his early season performances at Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Stenson is an average player off the tee and on the putting surface. He finds his edge in accuracy – hitting 78% of the fairways with his tee shots and 80% of the greens in regulation, which puts him at 5th on the European Tour in both categories. That’s the game Henrik Stenson needs to bring to Wentworth this week and if he does, look for him to challenge for the top of the board.

The oddsmakers are seeing Stenson and Rose as coming in just about even. That may be a bit optimistic, but not by much if Stenson can find his form.