ORLANDO, Fla. – Henrik Stenson could be sticking around for the weekend at Arnie’s Place. The identical can’t be said for his caddie.
Stenson stepped forward via eleven photographs Friday, carding a 2d-round, 6-below 66 to move to at least one below and keep away from what might be his 2nd neglected cut in eleven career Arnold Palmer Invitational starts of evolved. But while Stenson’s fill-in caddie, friend Marcus Larsson, passed in his bib Friday nighttime, he wasn’t getting it to lower back.
“Unfortunately, he’s getting fired,” Stenson said.
Stenson had a pre-tournament plan in the area to use Larsson for the first 36 holes after which sub in his former caddie Fanny Sunesson, who retired from Stenson’s bag in 2012, for the weekend.
Sunesson arrived at Bay Hill late Friday afternoon to observe the golfing route and prepare for her go back to Stenson’s bag.
“She idea she changed into going to have the weekend off, doubtlessly,” Stenson said, “and now she’s like, ‘Oh, I’m going to paintings!’”
She’s arriving on the proper time, too, as Stenson is coming off a six-birdie, bogey-free overall performance in which he ranked second within the area in strokes won: approach-the-green and fourth in strokes won: placing. Stenson credit the stepped forward iron play to a -hour consultation Thursday night time with teacher Pete Cowen.
“I nevertheless need to combat a touch bit out there, but [my ball striking] become in reality in a higher manner,” Stenson said. “I desire I can carry on some momentum here because we got some large activities developing.”
Larsson, who has subbed in on Stenson’s bag before, won’t be out of a job for long. He’ll caddie for Stenson next week at The Players after looping for Stenson’s 9-year-old son Karl in a U.S. Kids Golf event this weekend.
“That’s greater crucial to me,” Stenson stated. “But don’t fear, he’ll get some other threat a subsequent week.”