Stenson selected European golfer of year

Henrik Stenson has been selected European golfer of the year

after winning the money title and the U.S. PGA Tour’s FedEx


The 37-year-old Stenson, who succeeded Rory McIlroy, is the

first player from Sweden to win the award.

In addition to his six-shot victory in the season-ending World

Tour Championship to clinch the Race to Dubai, Stenson also won the

Deutsche Bank Championship and the Tour Championship in Atlanta to

seal the FedEx Cup.

Another highlight was his third in the U.S. PGA


Stenson’s most consistent year started at the end of last

season, when he won the South African championship.

He says the latest honor reflected ”the stellar year I have

had. You can call it a dream season, year of my life, whatever you