Fellow European Tour professionals line up to say well done to Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson has been lauded by his fellow European Tour professionals after securing the Race to Dubai title.
Last Updated: 18/11/13 10:41am
The Swede capped an incredible 2013 season with victory in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, beating Ian Poulter by six shots to finish things off in style.
Stenson became the first player to win the European Tour's overall ranking as well as the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup in the same season.
Defending Race champion Rory McIlroy led the tributes, saying: "Henrik is playing too good for everyone it looks like right now.
"He's done really well. He's played all these four events in the Final Series and he's really wanted to get the job done, and he's been pushed all the way.
"Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, G Mac and even Victor Dubuisson, they have pushed him all the way. He's responded in unbelievable fashion so he definitely deserves this."
Lee Westwood added: "He's been there or thereabouts every week, and in the biggest tournaments. That's how golf is when you get on a run."
Rose, who eventually finished third overall behind Stenson and Poulter, said: "He came in as No 1 and to win the golf tournament.
"It's probably not all he had to do, but it's an emphatic way for him to finish the season and exactly like he did in the FedEx Cup, and it's been a very impressive year.
"It was going to take a great performance to get past Henrik. He's done well to hold off all challengers this week."
And 2011 champion Luke Donald joined in, saying: "I don't think there's been a better player in golf the last six months, and Henrik looks in total control.
"He's missed one green the first three days. He's making golf look easy, and believe me, it's not that easy. Hats off to him and he deserves everything he's getting."