Henrik Stenson's Dubai Double
By Torleif Sorenson on 11/18/13
It doesn't match the legendary Bobby Jones' "Impregnable Quadrilateral" or even the 2000-2001 "Tiger Slam," but on Sunday, Henrik Stenson accomplished something no golfer has yet done.

Stenson has won both the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai. In the same season.
"It has been an incredible summer for me, the (autumn) in America was great and now this," said Stenson, who was also second in The Open Championship and third in the [U.S.] PGA Championship. "It has been a dream season.

"I played so well this week. I knew the guys would try to catch me, especially Ian, who never gives up. I wanted to stay ahead of him and I managed to do that.

"I don't know how I am going to be able to top this next year but I am going to give my best in the majors and
(becoming the first male Swedish player to win one)] would be the icing on the cake."
As well as Stenson has played over the last couple of years, it would be foolish to rule out a major championship for the Swede.

And in addition to two gaudy trophies, Stenson also takes home €985,476, which is roughly equivalent to US $2.33 million. That's a lot of cabbage.


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[ comments ]
slimpks1850 says:
But did he do it with enough personality for the haters?

The Big Swede!!!
11/18/13
 
Trip says:
No.
11/18/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
Trip's hatin'.

Next on the checklist: win a major.

The Big $wede!!!
11/18/13
 
Trip says:
I'm not hatin'. That dude tore it up. Doesn't change the fact that he has no personality on the course. Just makes it hard for me to watch.
11/18/13
 
mmontisano says:
he has tons of personality...off the course. he's a funny guy.
11/19/13
 
Matt F says:
And Adam Scott won the Australian Masters for the second time in a row...guess that's not news.
11/19/13
 
mjaber says:
Which made more money- The "Tiger Slam" or the "Dubai Double"?
11/19/13
 
tartantoml says:
985,476 euross is $1,330,720 (but who is counting?). Off by a million?
11/19/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
tart,
I think the article was wrong. I believe (could be wrong) the 1st place for the tournament was 985,476 euros. He also got a bonus of 1,000,000 for winning the race to dubi.

So combined about $2.33 million.
11/19/13
 
joe jones says:
I would like to congratulate Ian Poulter for showing class. He was as competitive as ever on the course but went out of his way to praise Stenson after. He even joined in the dousing of The Big Swede by mopping up Stenson and throwing his arms around him. Great sportsmanship all around.
11/19/13
 
joe jones says:
For those of you that think Stenson is bland and shows little personality you would probably hate Ben Hogan for the same reason He was called The Wee Ice Mon for a reason. We have all kinds of players on the tour that exude personality that can't shine Stenson's shoes talent wise.
11/19/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
Right now he's the best there is to watch.
11/19/13
 
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