It’s always the driver’s fault, never the player’s.
That’s the adage Henrik Stenson showed he subscribed to when Stenson decapitated his driver following a poor tee shot at the par-5 18th in the final round of the BMW Championship.
The Swede, who won the last playoff event two weeks ago (also on Monday) at the Deutsche Bank Championship, pulled his drive left and into the water hazard running up the left side. Afterward, he took out his frustration on the driver by smashing it into the ground, sending the driver head off the club and into the air.
This isn’t the first time Stenson has done some serious damage to his equipment. Two years ago at the Dubai Desert Classic, Stenson blindly chucked his wedge into a water hazard after a poor chip.
Stenson’s going to need a new driver for the Tour Championship later this week in Atlanta. The middle-of-the-pack finish at Conway Farms will put him in a projected second place in the FedEx Cup standings. If he wins the Tour Championship at East Lake, he’ll win the $10 million first-place FedEx Cup prize — enough to buy plenty of drivers to smash.