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Sport Stenson out of Dubai finale

17:13  12 november  2017
17:13  12 november  2017 Source:   skysports.com

Stenson out with rib injury

  Stenson out with rib injury Henrik Stenson will miss the remainder of the European Tour season with a rib injury. Stenson suffered a bruised rib in a promotion on the eve of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai last month before bravely finishing joint runner-up behind England's Justin Rose.The Swede, however, aggravated the injury during this week's Turkish Airlines Open won again by Rose and this was reflected in shooting a disappointing four-under par tally on the Regnun Carya course in Antalya.The problem has ruled Stenson out of the season closing Nedbank Challenge in South Africa and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

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Stenson later in the week denied that was the case, but no matter the when this is the what: A scan of the injury has ruled him out of The final event of the European Tour season will see Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia battle to be crowned the 2017 Race to Dubai champion.

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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.

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