Henrik Stenson Maintains Title at DP World Tour Championship

by Maura Hutchinson

Henrik Stenson Maintains Title at DP World Tour Championship
Henrik Stenson has won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai for the second year running.  Boosting the Swede to number two in the world rankings and earning the golfer a pretty hefty payday.

The final chapter in the Race to Dubai could have been seen as a formality to some, with Rory McIlroy already being named Europe’s number one golfer, but the DP World Tour Championship delivered a great show with the world’s top golfers battling it out for the over $1.3 million USD purse.

Proving he still has an incredible way of finishing off a season, Stenson took control at the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, carding a final round 70.  Ending the event at 16-under-par, just 2-strokes ahead of McIlroy, Justin Rose and Victor Dubuisson.  Earning the Swede his first victory of 2014.

“It feels great.  I’m exhausted to say the least,” Stenson said afterwards.  Adding, “I had a couple of close calls this year to get my win and it was not to be.  It’s been close but eventually you get something if you stick around and I surely did that.”

While the 38-year-old conceded it would be great to eventually sit at the top of the world rankings, he has another goal in mind for 2015.

“It would be nice to have been ranked the world’s best at some point,” said Stenson.  “But if I had the choice I would go for a major championship, so I am going to try and be in good shape for them next year.”

Stenson might be already thinking ahead to next year but we’re still looking over his stats from last week in Dubai.  Armed with his Callaway X2 Hot Driver, Stenson was averaging 310 yards off the tee and was able to hit more than 82% of fairways.  Pretty amazing stuff!  Check out one of his drives below.