Henrik Stenson suffers freak injury

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson has admitted his European Tour season could be over before the final two Rolex Series events after struggling with a rib injury.

The 2016 Open champion played all four rounds in the Turkish Airlines Open - finishing T35 - but afterwards said he was unsure whether he'd be able to play in both this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

“I was not 100% last week, but I guess the travel and the way things progressed it just got worse,” Stenson, who is expected to go for an MRI scan, told Golf Channel. “It’s not been good and obviously I haven’t been able to do myself justice in terms of the golf.”

Read more - 18 of the most bizarre injuries to golfers

Henrik Stenson1

It is understood that Stenson originally thought the injury was a muscle issue, but now
thinks it might be a bone bruise. But how does he think he sustained it?

Well, it seems like it could have been during the photo shoot for the WGC-HSBC Champions, where he, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Haotong Li were hoisted in the air into a 'superman' position.

“I’m not superman even though certain people thought I was superman,” he added. If Stenson does miss the next two European Tour events, he does hope to be back for the Hero World Challenge at the end of the month.

Golf News

Brooks Koepka clings on to complete US PGA defence
Rory McIlroy clearly not expecting much from US fans at 2024 Ryder Cup
Ex major champ SLATES Greg Norman and Tiger Woods
Oh dear! Jon Rahm caught short during US PGA Championship...
US PGA 2019: Final Round tee times

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
A good grip will give you more consistency
Watch
play button
How to play more consistent golf
Watch
play button
A quick drill from Denis Pugh that will help your game
Watch
play button
Let your arms and shoulders work together
Watch
See all videos right arrow