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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter get shows

Associated Press

The dry humor of Henrik Stenson and brash talk of Ian Poulter can soon be heard on the radio.

Stenson, the No. 3 player in the world and the first to capture the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same season, will host his own show next year. Also getting his own show is Poulter, the Ryder Cup stalwart who challenged Stenson for the European Tour money title that ended in Dubai.

Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, who were Ryder Cup teammates in 2008, will both be hosting radio shows in 2014.

Both will be on SiriusXM. Launch dates and when the shows will air are still to be determined.

Stenson, who has a witty outlook on life on tour -- he once pulled a prank on a fellow Swedish player by bursting through his balcony door at a hotel and feigning a hold-up -- had a pair of top-3 finishes in majors last season and wins at the Deutsche Bank Championship and Tour Championship.

"This has been an incredibly thrilling year for me, truly a dream season," Stenson said. "I'm looking forward to ... sharing my thoughts on golf and my unique experiences around the world. It will be fun to bring my listeners along for the ride and give them an unvarnished look at life on and off the course."

Poulter, who has won World Golf Championships in Arizona (Match Play) and China (HSBC Champions), is best known for his stellar play in the Ryder Cup -- along with his willingness to take on any subject.

"Those who know me know I've never been shy about sharing my opinions," said Poulter, who added that he'd talk on everything from fashion to Ferraris, Formula One and Arsenal, his favorite soccer team.