Henrik Stenson 'juggling chainsaws' on Rio/Augusta

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• Stenson undecided between a Green Jacket and gold medal• "That one might be juggling chainsaws," the Swede said
• He's nailed on to be representing Sweden in Rio this summer


What would Henrik Stenson rather have: a Green Jacket or a gold medal?

Well, despite not yet winning a major tournament, it seems as though it’s too difficult a choice for the Swede to make.

“I'd take a bronze medal over third at Augusta,” said Stenson ahead of the Valspar Championship. “Winning, then, that one might be juggling chainsaws. I don't know. We'll leave that to Jamie Donaldson!”

“I'm sure I’d be pretty pleased at the end of the day but not as happy as with a gold. We normally get a nice cheque for third and second but at least at the Games you get something more sustainable from finishing on the podium.”


Henrik Stenson

Current world No.7 Stenson is nailed on to be representing Sweden in Rio de Janeiro, with David Lingmerth (No.38) and Kristoffer Broberg (No.71) his nearest challengers as things stand.

And he revealed that when he touches down in South America in August, he’d love to have lunch with a very famous Olympian.

“I guess Usain Bolt would be kind of neat to have lunch with,” he said. “I'm sure he eats a lot quicker than I do. As golfers, we’re kind of used to having lunch on the run a little bit. Maybe I can actually enjoy a tight race on that one.”

Henrik Stenson :: A gold medal over a Green Jacket?

Given that Henrik Stenson has failed to win a major championship, do you find the difficulty he has in choosing between a gold medal and a Green Jacket surprising? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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