Stenson named European Tour Player of the Year

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Updated: 12/17/2013 2:05 pm

London, England ( - 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."

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