'Daddy' Henrik Stenson Pulls Out of BMW Masters

The $7 million BMW Masters begins this week and Henrik Stenson is the second big name to pull out of Rory McIlroy previously withdrew from the event.

updated: October 28, 2014 12:08 IST
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Shanghai: The European Tour's flagship event in China suffered a new blow on Tuesday when it was confirmed that Henrik Stenson had withdrawn after the birth of his third child.

The $7 million BMW Masters, which begins at Lake Malaren on Thursday, was already reeling from world number one Rory McIlroy's decision last week to pull out.

It lost another of its big stars in the Swede, who last year won both the USPGA Tour's Fedex Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai standings.

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