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Stenson looking to reap rewards of hard work

Stenson looking to reap rewards of hard work

Henrik Stenson is hoping the hard work pays off when he tees it up this week at the 2022 Porsche European Open.

Henrik Stenson

The Ryder Cup Captain is based in Florida but will be spending the summer in his native Sweden and is kicking off his time in Europe at Green Eagle Golf Courses.

The 46-year-old is a two-time winner in Germany and while he has been disappointed with his results of late, he feels his game is trending in the right direction.

“I’ve done a lot of work on the long game with my coach. It’s been getting better," he said.

"I haven’t had the results that we would like in the Spring. I’ve probably played better than the results have been showing - you just have to keep your head down, keep grinding and hopefully turn a corner on the results side of things.

“If the weather can heat up and if my game can heat up as well then I hope we can have a good week here at the Porsche European Open.

“The tournament fit in nicely with my transition over from the States. My family came back with me a week ago and we’re going to be based in Sweden for the summer. 

"I’m hosting the Scandinavian Mixed next week in the south of Sweden and I felt it was fitting to play two weeks in a row."

Stenson may only have one previous appearance over the Hamburg layout but he feels he knows what the key will be to success this week.

“It is very much a long golf course and it’s playing fairly soft, which makes it play even longer," he said. "A lot of long par fours and the par fives are really, really long too. 

"You have to keep the driver on the short stuff. It’s a lot of fairways and greens, make your pars and go to the next one on the par fours. 

"Then on the par fives you want to give yourself chances with the approach shots and hopefully you’ll pick up a few birdies there.”

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