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2013 Golf: Henrik Stenson Wins European Tour Golfer Of The Year

As if Swedish golf star Henrik Stenson doesn’t already have enough hardware for his trophy case, Sky Sports is reporting on Tuesday that he has one more. The current FedEx Cup, and Race to Dubai Champion has been named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year. His 230th World Ranking at the start of the 2012 season turned into a number three in the world ranking by the end of the 2013 season.

With the $10 Million Dollar bonus for winning the FedEx Cup, and being the European Tours money leader, his bank account is as full as his trophy case. The only thing left is a major championship.

I think his best opportunity will come at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, or the PGA Championship at Valhalla. Instead of resting on his laurels, the big Swede is keeping the petal to the metal. He finished in second place at the Thailand Golf Championship last week and was never able to catch a hot Sergio Garcia.

The 37-year-old was a model of consistency over the first half of 2013, posting three top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour while finishing 18th at the Masters and 21st in the US Open.

“It’s a big honour to be voted the European Tour Golfer of the Year,” Stenson said. “It just reflects the stellar year I have had.

“You can call it a dream season, year of my life, whatever you want. It has been an unbelievable year and I am delighted to win this award, especially as I am the first Swede to do so.

“You look at the past winners of this award and most of the greats of European golf are on there, which just adds to the prestige of winning it. To win the FedEx Cup and the American Tour Championship in some style and then follow that by taking The Race to Dubai was very special.

 

Source: Sky Sports

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