GULLANE, Scotland (AP) -- If Scandinavia is to celebrate a first-ever major winner, "The Iceman" will need to stay solid in the Muirfield heat this weekend.
Henrik Stenson has flown under the radar at the Open Championship this week but two rounds of 1-under 70 left the rejuvenated Swede tied with Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods and probably in a late group on Saturday.
Stenson has recovered from a second slump in his up-and-down career that saw him plummet to 230th in the rankings as recently as 18 months ago, and has the consistency to win the claret jug.
He says "I think I've got the experience to do well in these championships. Tough conditions are something that I enjoy and suits my game."
Stenson was third at the Open in 2008 and '10.
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