Henrik Stenson has become Europe’s No 1 golfer and has reached 3rd in the world rankings narrowly being beaten by this year’s Masters winner Adam Scott and of course the great Tiger Woods who is still dominating the world of golf. Henrik Stenson won by a staggering six shots in the DP World Tour Championship and securing the Race to Dubai in the process. Stenson has now become the first ever player to win the Race to Dubai and the FedEx cup in the same season which has not only taken him to become Europe’s No 1, but has seen him earn up to $20 million this year which is from tournament wins alone never mind his earnings from sponsors.
Stenson started the day 1 shot ahead of last weeks winner Victor Dubuisson and the pair seemed to be inseparable until the Frenchman dwindled off the pace on the eighth hole, as he attained his first drop shot of the day and saw Stenson take a three shot lead that never looked like being abdicated.
Ian Poulter Tweeted earlier on Sunday that he vowed to chase down Stenson. However, the Swede carded a flawless 64 which saw him keep his distance from Englishman Ian Poulter. Poulter was four behind at the start of the final and a bogey at the first hole didn’t help his cause, but it wasn’t long until Poulter found himself in red figures and finish with a total of 19 under par, which was enough to secure second place six shots behind Stenson and two shots ahead of Dubuisson.
Mcilroy carried on his late run of form with a total of 15 under par alongside fellow Brits Lee Westwood and Luke Donald who all put in fine performances, but of course these efforts were out shone by Stensons magnificent win.
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