Third-place Stenson: 'We're playing for second place'
Golf Channel | 6 months ago

Dustin Johnson's name may not be etched yet for the second time on the WGC-HSBC Champions trophy, but Henrik Stenson believes that tournament officials can get started at any time.

Stenson is making his first start since the BMW Championship, and he battled windy conditions Saturday to shoot a third straight sub-70 round at Sheshan International Golf Club. He sits alone in third place at 10 under, one shot behind Brooks Koepka, but he's still seven off the pace set by Johnson who appears poised to repeat his 2013 triumph in China.

"We're in pretty good shape, even though it seems we're playing for second place," Stenson told reporters.

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The Swede got off to a slow start in the third round, making the turn in 1 over. But he battled back with four birdies on his inward half, including circles on Nos. 16 and 17 and a par save on the home hole to remain one shot ahead of Justin Rose and Brian Harman.

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