Henrik Stenson has never faired too well at the Wyndham Championship, with two missed cuts and a withdrawal in three starts, but has made his best start to date with an opening round 62.

The world-number-nine finds himself one shot off the lead after the first 18 at Sedgefield Country Club having easily bettered his previous best rounds of 68 and 69 at this event.

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Speaking after his bogeyless eight-under-par round, the Swede said: “I guess my game’s in slightly better shape than it has been some of the other times when I’ve shown up here.

“A couple of the times where I’ve been here I haven’t been playing well at all. I felt like I would have a better chance this year to do myself justice on here, and I certainly got off to a good start.”

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Stenson will look to build on his strong start in his second-round today, but has not hidden the fact that he is very content with how he’s started in his first start at this event in five years.

“I’ve always come here in kind of bad shape and having to add a tournament to try to get something going. This is certainly the best that we started off here,” he said.

A win at the Wyndham Championship would be Stenson’s fifth on the PGA Tour and would end a wait dating back to The Open Championship last year since his last victory.