Stenson returns to DP World Tour after ‘abandoning the general manager position and going to LIV’… Abu Dhabi competition

Henrik Stenson (Sweden) returns to the DP World Tour after about half a year.

Stenson will participate in the DP World Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (total prize money of $9 million) held at Yaslinks Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from the 19th to the 22nd. It has been about six months since he competed in the Open in July of last year.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is the first of the ‘Rolex Series’, a major tournament in the DP World Tour. The prize money is large, and many major players such as Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton (England), and Shane Lowry (Ireland) will participate.

Stenson was ousted from the Ryder Cup Europe team general manager in July last year. As speculation arose that Stenson would go to LIV Golf, the DP World Tour reportedly made this decision after meeting with Stenson.

The Ryder Cup is a national competition between the United States and Europe held every two years, and players risk their pride. Being the general manager is an honor for players who are serious about the Ryder Cup. 

Even this year’s competition is held in Europe, with players from European teams focusing on the Ryder Cup. In this atmosphere, Stenson could not escape accusations that he had abandoned his honor to go after money.토토

After heading to LIV Golf, he reached the top in the LIV Golf Invitational Series Bedminster, which he participated in right away, and won a jackpot of 4 million dollars (approximately 5.2 billion won in Korean currency).

“It’s no surprise that Stenson didn’t play on the DP World Tour after the DP World Tour stripped him of his European team captaincy. But now he’s back,” the US Golf Digest reported.

“The DP World Tour will move to Dubai for a while after the Abu Dhabi tournament. It is not known whether Stenson will participate in the Dubai tournament, but it will be easy for him to participate in the Asian Tour PIF Saudi International, which will be held in early February,” he predicted. .

Luke Donald (England), who was appointed as general manager after Stenson, will also participate. Korean-Australian Lee Min-woo and Korean player Wang Jeong-hun (28) will step up.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the first event in the DP World Tour Rolex Series, will be broadcast on SPOTV Golf & Health at 5:30 pm for four days from the 19th. You can also watch it for free on the OTT service SPOTV NOW app.