Henrik Stenson hopes to complete his desert sweep in Abu Dhabi
Stenson is the safeguarding champ at the Tiger Woods-hosted Hero Globe Difficulty in Albany today
Henrik Stenson is enthusiastic that an adjustment of location is mosting likely to bring an adjustment in his good luck at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Champion and also total his desert move.
The 45-year-old Swede, that was a long-lasting local of Dubai prior to changing his base to Florida in the United States, has actually won the Slync.io Dubai Desert Standard, the Commercial Financial Institution Qatar Masters and also the DP Globe Excursion Champion, however has actually been refuted magnificence at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the previous 15 versions of the event.
Stenson is the safeguarding champ at the Tiger Woods-hosted Hero Globe Difficulty in Albany today. It was his last global win and also the just one given that his Open champion success in July 2016.
Nonetheless, there are indicators of healing in his kind and also he assembled a great spell prior to the Ryder Mug this year. The initial gamer to win the Order of Quality on both sides of the Atlantic (2013 ), talked solely to Khaleej Times in Bahamas.
” I have actually not devoted to the event yet, however I am probably mosting likely to begin my 2022 period between East. Ideally, 3 straight, strong weeks,” claimed Stenson when inquired about the change of Abu Dhabi occasion to the Kyle Phillips-designed Yas Hyperlinks.
” I saw that the location has actually been altered. It is a golf links that I recognize with. Not in regards to an event configuration, however I have actually played it a variety of times. So it would not be a totally brand-new area to me.
” It’s not the lengthiest, if I remember properly, so if you’re not obtaining the wind from the neighboring mangroves and also if the set up is not difficult, I can see it being an extremely reduced racking up week. However yes, we’ll see.”
Stenson has actually gone down to No182 in the Authorities Globe Golf Position. He resembled relocating the ideal instructions with a 3rd and also a tied-fourth surface Omega European Masters and also the Czech Masters, however believes his function as one of the vice-captains of the European group eliminated that energy.
It additionally burglarized valuable weeks of play, which can have certified him for the DP Globe Excursion Champion.
” I enjoy Ryder Mug, whether it is as a gamer, or as a vice-captain. I had a fun time and also it’s constantly an extremely, extremely unique week to be component of the European Ryder Mug group.
” Obviously, it’s much less difficult in such a way, however it’s most likely much longer days on the fairway. And after that I took a week off previously and also a number of weeks afterwards.
” The DP Globe Scenic tour Champion has actually constantly been an emphasize for me provided the reality that I made Dubai my house for many years as well as additionally provided the success that I have actually had in Jumeirah Golf Estates and also Emirates Golf Club.
” It simply had not been implied to be this year and also I would certainly place my hand up and also state I have not played all right, despite the fact that I type of resembled certifying in the long run. I can have played a number of weeks much more in Europe and also attempted to make it the DP Globe, otherwise the vice-captain consultation had actually come.”
Stenson was the only gamer sweating it out on the array on Monday (later on signed up with by Bryson DeChambeau).
Asked where his video game was right currently out of 10, Stenson claimed: “No gamer will certainly ever before state 10. So, if the very best claims his video game is 8 or 9, I would certainly state I go to 4. There are some advantages there, and also some points I am servicing, which need to ideally remain in area when I get to the UAE.”
The Hero Globe Difficulty, which has an area of 20 of the leading gamers worldwide, includes globe No2 Collin Morikawa, that just recently won the DP Globe Excursion Champion in Dubai, and also Rory McIlroy, that however shed the fight in the closing phases.