Stenson named European Tour Player of the Year

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Updated: December 17, 2013

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Sweden’s Henrik Stenson was named
European Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Stenson’s lone tour title came at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, but
that helped him secure the Race to Dubai crown. That came after he won the
Tour Championship and the FedExCup on the PGA Tour.

He was the first player to win both season-long titles in the same year.

“It’s a big honor to be voted the European Tour Golfer of the Year. It just
reflects the stellar year I have had,” said Stenson, who had seven top-10s in
17 starts. “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.”

Combining the two tours, Stenson posted three wins, three second-place
finishes, two third-place finishes and 12 top-10 finishes,

“There is absolutely no doubt that Henrik Stenson is a fully deserving winner
of the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year award,” said George
O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour. “Henrik’s unprecedented success
was the result of the most tremendous consistency and hard work, and to finish
it all off in such style at the DP World Tour Championship to secure The Race
to Dubai was quite remarkable.”