Henrik Stenson is Golfer of the Month for August after red-hot run
Last Updated: September 7, 2013 10:21am
Henrik Stenson: Produced a superb run of results
Sweden's Henrik Stenson has been named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for August.
Stenson earned the honour by virtue of finishing tied third in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and runner-up in The 142nd Open Championship before launching August by being tied second in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
He then claimed another top-three finish in the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill before finally turning that superb form into a victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston last week.
It's a superb series of results for a player that was languishing at 230th in the world rankings in early 2012.
"I think mentally I've been as good as I've ever been throughout this summer and that started in my preparations for the US Open," said the 37-year-old.
"You've got to be able to take the hits there and keep on going and I did that pretty good that week. But I knew I could be better. I've jumped up a notch in that department and just kept at it all summer. That's the big reason why I've been able to have so many good weeks in big tournaments.
"I'm delighted this has been recognised by the golfing media with this award."
Derek Lawrenson, Golf Correspondent of the Daily Mail and part of The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year Panel, said: "How good to see Tommy Fleetwood break through at the Johnnie Walker Championship and claim his first win while Gregory Bourdy's stunning finish to win the ISPS Handa Wales Open will linger in the memory.
"Henrik Stenson, though, has arguably been the golfer of the summer and so is a thoroughly deserving European Tour Golfer of the Month for August. His stirring recovery from the depths of 230th in the World Ranking after missing the cut in the 2012 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is an example to all."