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Wrist still an issue as Stenson heads to Dubai

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 13: Stacy Lewis of USA pours water on Lexi Thompson of USA while Jessica Korda of USA looks on after Lexi Thompson won by 19 under 265 on the 18th hole during day four of the Sime Darby LPGA at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on October 13, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)  - 

Henrik Stenson was battling a wrist injury when he captured the $10 million FedEx Cup.

Not much has changed two months later, as the Swede looks to go for an unprecedented sweep of the end-of-season prizes on both tours. 

Stenson still has the lead in the Race to Dubai standings heading into the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, but he might be forced to alter his pre-tournament preparations in order to rest his ailing wrist. He leads No. 2 Justin Rose by 213,648 points, but with the $8 million purse the top nine players in the standings all have a mathematical chance to capture the Euro Tour’s top prize. 

Stenson told reporters that he likely would pull out of Tuesday’s pro-am and have a “light practice session” on Wednesday.

“It’s obviously going to affect my preparations,” he said after tying for seventh at the Turkish Airlines Open, “but it’s been like that for the last three weeks. Long term, I just hope I’m not damaging anything that’s going to take longer to get fixed later on.”