Henrik Stenson named European Tour Golfer of the Year

The Swede took home his first major title at Royal Troon as well as the Race to Dubai

Henrik Stenson has been named the 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year. Photo: Getty Images

Henrik Stenson has been named the 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year. Photo: Getty Images

 

Henrik Stenson has been named the 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year.

The Swede wins the honour for a second time following an impressive season which included wins at the British Open, his first major title, and the Race to Dubai as well as winning a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio.

Stenson’s 20-under-par 264 at Royal Troon, where he finished ahead of Phil Mickelson, matched the record for the lowest score at a major and he also won at the BMW Championship in June.

“It has certainly been the best season of my career and to now be voted the European Tour Golfer of the Year for a second time is a fantastic way to bring the curtain down on it,” said Stenson.

“To win the Claret Jug, a silver medal at the Olympics, the Race to Dubai and now this means 2016 was a very special year for me, and I am very proud of what I have achieved.

“There have been some great golfers who have won this award, and many more who just missed out over the years, so to receive it twice now is a huge honour.

“You can argue that my consistency was a touch higher in 2013, but in 2016 I produced my best performances at key moments, so it will go down as the best year I have had and this award is a very nice way to end it.”

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