Henrik Stenson returns to Europe for the first time in 2016

Henrik Stenson will play his first European Tour event of the season at the Nordea Masters

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Henrik Stenson will play his first European Tour event of the season at the Nordea Masters

European Tour Release

May 31, 2016: Henrik Stenson will this week make his first European outing of the season in the Nordea Masters, a tournament which has thus far eluded the Swede’s grasp.

Stenson has two runner-up finishes to his name, firstly in 2004 behind Luke Donald and then again in 2005 when, much to his and the home crowd’s disappointment, he lost a play-off to Australian Mark Hensby.

“I started my season the Middle East as always then have spent a bit of time playing in the States, but it’s always good to come home. I get to spend so little time in Sweden these days that I appreciate the time I do spend here even more”.

“I miss the food I used to eat as a kid, so it was great to dive into the breakfast buffet at the hotel this morning. With the schedule the way it is, I’ll only get to spend another three weeks in Sweden this year, so I want to make the most of it and enjoy myself. And the best way of enjoying it would be to win this week.” said, Henrik Stenson.

With his young family now settled in Florida, Stenson’s Swedish forays are growing increasingly rare; but having been reinvigorated by the sights, sounds, smells and indeed tastes of his homeland, the 40 year old is hoping to strike it lucky in his 14th appearance in the Nordea Masters.

Given his form so far this term, a tenth Tour title would appear to be just round the corner. Stenson started the season with a runner-up finish in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, following up with two more top six finishes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

His form subsequently tailed off somewhat in the Spring, but with a hectic schedule coming up – Stenson will not take a two-week break from duty until after the Ryder Cup in September – now would be a prime time to return to winning ways.

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