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Stenson targeting major glory

ESPN staff
December 26, 2013
Stenson earned a million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup © Getty Images

Henrik Stenson has targeted a major championship victory in 2014 after a record-breaking year on both the European and PGA Tours.

The Swede earned seven top 10 finishes in his final nine events en route to becoming the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai titles in the same season, picking up European Tour Golfer of the Year in the process.

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But it was his performances in the majors that have him looking forward to the new year, having finished second to Phil Mickelson at the Open Championship and a third-place at the PGA Championship a month later.

"From the US Open onwards I was on a really, really good run," Stenson told Sky Sports.

"Obviously my game was in good shape but my attitude and state of mind was phenomenal and the success I have had is down to the mental state I was in over that period.

"But you have to have a good golf game to back it up as well, and it all came together for me in 2013.

"I took so many positives out of my second place at The Open and third at the US PGA and that is what I will be trying to build on for next year, try to up my game that little bit more to put myself right in the mix."

Stenson, 37, will begin his 2014 campaign at January's desert swing, incorporating the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Qatar Masters and Dubai Desert Classic, before heading to Arizona for the opening WGC of the year - the Match Play Championship.

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