Stenson eyes major title after 2013 double


Fresh off winning the Race to Dubai title, his second season-long crown of 2013, Henrik Stenson is now after the title that has eluded him the most: a major.

"A major championship would obviously be the one thing missing missing on my resume," the Swede explained during a conference call Wednesday. "It's one of the tougher things to achieve; that's why they call it a major."

Stenson has had no shortage of chances in the majors, specifically in 2013. The second-half surge that helped net the 37-year-old the FedEx Cup title in advance of his Race to Dubai win was sparked by his runner-up finish to Phil Mickelson at the British Open and his third-place showing at the PGA Championship three weeks later.

"I am also very excited because I felt at the Open Championship and the U.S. PGA I probably didn't play the best out of all these weeks. And I still came close," noted Stenson, who remained No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings after his win in Dubai. "If things would have fallen my way, I would have potentially won both those majors this summer."

Though Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam brought 10 LPGA majors back to her native Sweden, a Swede has yet to claim a major title in the men's game. It's a distinction that remains at the forefront of Stenson's agenda heading into 2014 as he looks to add to his trophy case, one that now includes a Tour Championship in addition to his Players Championship from 2009. 

"I would love to be the first male golfer from Sweden to win a major championship. That would be great, but if one of my colleagues from Sweden do it, that would be great, too," he added. "Whether I am first or second is of less relevance as long as I can win one."