Golf: Henrik Stenson named Euro Tour's golfer of the month
Last Updated: 07/10/13 12:01pm
Henrik Stenson with Tour Championship and Fed-Ex trophies
Henrik Stenson has been named Race to Dubai Golfer of the month for the second successive month.
The Swede is the first golfer since compatriot Robert Karlsson in 2008 to pick up the gong two months in a row.
During the period the 37-year-old, who has moved up to fourth in the world rankings, won the Tour Championship to finish No 1 in the FedEx Cup standings.
"All this success is way beyond what I could have imagined," said Stenson, who also tops the Race to Dubai money list and the Ryder Cup points table.
"Since the Scottish Open, it's been just an incredible run. I'm speechless, but really satisfied."
Derek Lawrenson, golf correspondent of the Daily Mail and a member of the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year panel, said: "The wise man who came up with the saying 'form is temporary, class is permanent' would have enjoyed the exceptional month of September for European golf.
"It began with Thomas Bjorn's first win for two years at the Omega European Masters, ended with David Howell's first win for seven years at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and sandwiched in between was renaissance man Henrik Stenson.
"All Ryder Cup players, all have known hard times and yet all have shown reserves of resilience and determination that are the hallmark of players at this level.
"All are deserving of this award, but in the end the panel went for Stenson for capping his astonishing summer with a marvellous double success in America."