Henrik Stenson aware of off-course demands as he targets a major victory

Last Updated: 04/12/13 6:06pm

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Henrik Stenson: European No 1

Henrik Stenson: European No 1

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Henrik Stenson is aware that off-course demands and distractions could damage his golf unless he is careful.

The Swede has rocketed up the rankings to No 3 in the world after a remarkable year during which he became the first man to win the PGA Tour's FedExCup series and the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

"I must keep on working on my game and following up on a great season," said Stenson.

"There are a couple of traps and I think expectation is one of them. Another is handling my time - the demand for my time is probably five times as much now as it was six months ago.

"When you're flavour of the month everyone wants a piece of you. It becomes quite hectic outside of golf and if you don't get rest and practice it will show up in your game.

"It will be key to look after those areas."

Stenson has now set his sights on winning a first major and taking over from Tiger Woods as world No 1.

"I've pretty much achieved everything in the game that I want to except for winning a major," said the 37-year-old.

"I'm looking at a good three, four, five years ahead of me if I can stay healthy to try and win one of the big ones.

"I would love to get to world number one. It's definitely in reach if I continue with the form I've shown since the summer."

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