|Grip style: Vardon (overlapping)||Hand position: Neutral||Putting Grip style: (overlapping)|
Big, strong guy. Big, strong hands. Look at any image of Henrik Stenson’s grip and the first thing you’ll notice is his powerful mitts. No wonder the 2013 FedEx Cup champion controls the club – and his shots – so well.
You might also spot a small oddity in Stenson’s right hand. His thumb is on top of the handle, pointing down the shaft, instead of running across the grip and pointing to his left. While this is fairly common with golfers’ putting grips (a la Tiger Woods), you don’t often see it with a pro’s full swing grip. It’s likely a position Stenson adopted as a young player and never had a reason to change. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke…
Also slightly unusual is Henrik Stenson’s grip with the putter. Where most pros and many amateurs prefer the reserve-overlap style, he sticks with his standard full-swing overlap. This is actually a change from past years, when Stenson employed a double overlap. His right pinky finger sat atop the notch between his left ring and middle fingers; the right ring finger rested on the groove between the left middle and index fingers.
While Stenson has never been the most consistent putter, his tee-to-green excellence puts him in position for a high finish more often than not. When his putter is on, he’s invariably in contention.