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Stenson awarded 2013 Golf Writers Trophy following great season
Henrik Stenson has had a remarkable year of golf. He became the first player to win both the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and European Tour’s Race to Dubai in the same season; it’s an achievement which has led to his rise to World No.3.
Though the Swede has been rightfully acknowledged for these excellent displays, earning himself the Player of the Month award for November, now he’ll need to make some room in his trophy room as yet another award takes it position on the shelf.
Stenson has been awarded the 2013 Golf Writers Trophy following a season which saw him write a new page in the history books on both sides of the Atlantic.
The 37-year-old saw off competition from US Open champion Justin Rose and the successful European Solheim Cup team to claim the coveted award, given to players who display outstanding achievements during the year from golfers born or resident in Europe and European teams.
Stenson registered almost two thirds of the votes to win the honour, which was won by Rory McIlroy last year. Rose came in second place this time around, followed by Liselotte Neumann’s team coming in third place.
“It’s a huge honour and a great reflection on the year I had,” said Stenson.