Henrik Stenson on the way back: “The competition is bigger”

When Henrik Stenson dropped out of the top 100 of the world rankings in March last year, it was the first time in nearly nine years that the Open winner and 2016 Olympic silver medalist was not among the 100 best golfers in the world.

– I haven’t performed at the level I want and can in recent years. Right now, I’m working hard to get back to that form. At the same time, golf has changed a lot over the last 10-15 years and the competition is greater which places even higher demands on what to perform.

But Stenson is going to the top again – that’s the clear target despite nagging injuries and 46 years of age.

– Getting back into the top 10 and lying down like I did for quite a few years, I don’t know if it’s possible given the competition and my age. But the top 50, I think, is entirely possible.

Henrik Stenson was elected today together with, among others, Annika Sörenstam, Lotta Neumann and Sven Tumba into the new “Hall of Fame” of the Swedish Golf Association. This week there is a mixed tournament in Halmstad with Sörenstam, at the same time as the captaincy of the European team at the 2023 Ryder Cup takes more and more time for Stenson.

– That’s the role you have as captain, being able to make your mark in the team and that’s a lot of finesse, so that work has definitely started and it’s taking a long time.

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