April 15, 2021, 7:08

Henrik Stenson to sit out DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Henrik Stenson to sit out DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Henrik Stenson has pulled out of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai due to a rib injury, according to Sky sources.

The 2016 Open champion had to miss this week’s Nedbank Challenge, but had been hoping to recover in time for the European Tour’s season-ending event, which gets underway on Thursday.

Stenson wrote on Instagram earlier this week: “I’m disappointed to have to pre-emptively withdraw from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, I was looking forward to this important year-end event on the European Tour.

“At this point I am back home in Orlando waiting to do a scan on my ribs and get the necessary rest. I am still hoping for a quick recovery and have not ruled out playing in Dubai next week at this point.”

The 41-year-old Swede memorably broke his major duck in the Open at Troon last year, shooting a brilliant final round of 63 to beat Phil Mickelson after a high quality duel.

He has been a member of the European Ryder Cup team on four occasions (two wins) and was the Race to Dubai champion in 2013 and 2016.

Source: skysports.com

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