DP Tour Championship: Henrik Stenson is eyeing a first major title next year
Henrik Stenson reflected on an 'incredible' season and is already focusing on next year after winning in Dubai.
Last Updated: 18/11/13 12:01pm
The success, by six shots, confirmed the Swede's status as European No 1 and Race to Dubai champion, adding to his success in the FedEx Cup in America recently.
And his hot streak means he has his eye on one particular goal in 2014.
"It has been an incredible summer for me, the fall (autumn) in America was great and now this," said Stenson, who was second in the Open at Muirfield and third in the US PGA Championship before his FedEx Cup triumph. "It has been a dream season.
"I played so well this week. I knew the guys would try to catch me, especially Ian who never gives up. I wanted to stay ahead of him and I managed to do that.
"I don't know how I am going to be able to top this next year but I am going to give my best in the majors and that (to win one) would be the icing on the cake."
Poulter, who had to win in Dubai and hope Stenson collapsed on the final day to have any chance of becomeing European No 1, paid tribute to the Swede.
"I have to take my hat off to him, unbelievable. I tried to run him down as hard as I could but even with a sore wrist he has pressed on and I just could not get close enough.
"Henrik has not made a mistake all week and I just had to make sure of second place and some valuable Ryder Cup points.
"I have thrown a lot at him and given him so much stick, but he is the best player on the planet right now."
US Open champion Justin Rose was another to praise Stenson.
"He played a great week's golf and has led from start to finish pretty much," he said. "It's been a great season for him."