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It’s easy to see why Henrik Stenson is so fond of Scotland.

It was in the birthplace of golf, after all, that the Swede recorded his maiden major victory, courtesy of that thrilling final day of the 2016 Open at Royal Troon.

So, it was perhaps no surprise to hear that the 43-year-old has committed to play in the Scottish Open for the 11th time in his career this summer.

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What was a surprise to hear was his Scottish accent – and it’s superb!

Watch the video below and turn up your volume to hear it…

“See you, big man!” Superb!

Stenson will join defending champion Brandon Stone of South Africa and his fellow winners on the Rolex Series – home favourite Russell Knox and former world No.1 Lee Westwood – at The Renaissance Club for this year’s tournament, which takes place from July 8-14.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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