Henrik Stenson is looking to add a major title to his already-impressive CV after a record-breaking year on both sides of the Atlantic. The Swedish star dominated the sport from the summer until the end of the year, chalking up seven top ten finishes from his final nine events on his way to securing the Race To Dubai title and the FedEx Cup in a remarkable season.
As well as filling up his trophy cabinet, Stenson also topped up his bank balance to the tune of 1m euros following his victory in the DP World Tour Championship at Dubai November, and the world number three is now looking to add a maiden major title to his name in 2014.
After finishing second to Phil Mickelson in The Open at Muirfield last summer, Mickelson followed that up with a third-placed finish at the USPGA and he believes he now has the game to see him achieve his targets in 2014 – something the Betfair odds are tipping to happen this year.
Currently third behind Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in the golf odds ahead of the Masters, there are plenty of punters backing Stenson to be a contender in Augusta this April.
“From the US Open onwards I was on a really, really good run. Obviously my game was in good shape but my attitude and state of mind was phenomenal and the success I have had is down to the mental state I was in over that period.”
“But you have to have a good golf game to back it up as well, and it all came together for me in 2013. I took so many positives out of my second place at The Open and third at the US PGA and that is what I will be trying to build on for next year, try to up my game that little bit more to put myself right in the mix,” insisted Stenson.