Sweden’s Henrik Stenson ready to make his move

Sweden Henrik Stenson

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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is confident he can still win the Arnold Palmer Invitational after an impressive third-round display at Bay Hill.

The 39-year-old will start Sunday’s final round just two shots behind leader Jason Day after saving himself on the 18th on Saturday.

He looked to be falling three shots off the pace after his approach to the green fell into a bunker. But he recovered and saved par thanks to an eight-foot putt to match Day’s round of 70.

Stenson, 3.90 to win the event, is currently tied on 13-under alongside American duo Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell and is confident of putting Day under pressure.

The world number seven has finished second, fifth and eighth in the last three years and he is hopeful that he can end his wait for the trophy this season.

He told Sky Sports: “I don’t think I did too many bad things (in the final round) last year. We got put on the clock on 15 and I felt like I rushed myself on the routine and three-putted that one and that kind of threw me off my rhythm a little bit.

“Other than that, when you’re in contention you’ve got to go out and play a solid round of golf. I played all right last year but I didn’t get it finished.

“Hopefully we’re in a different position now. We need to come from behind and play a really good round tomorrow if we want to have a shot at it.”

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