Stenson ready for a big weekend

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It’s been the best year of his career, and Henrik Stenson is hoping it can still get better as he heads into the weekend of the Nedbank Golf Challenge only three strokes off the lead. The super Swede has dominated world golf in 2013, winning both the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai.

And despite a wrist injury and a punishing travel schedule, he could still add “Africa’s Major” to his list of triumphs. “I’m kind of running on fumes to be honest. I’m tired. I look tired and feel tired but I have put myself in a pretty good position so hopefully I can keep going and keep making birdies,” he said ahead of Saturday’s third round.

“If you can get yourself in a decent position early in the week then that can give you the little bit of extra motivation to keep going to try and be there on Sunday. We have another two days to go. I love to come here and this place has been very good to me so I just need to use all of that positive stuff to help me keep going and to try and keep making the birdies so that I can try to win on Sunday.”

Stenson said he was looking forward to a break at the end of his most successful year as a professional. “I suppose you shouldn’t want the best year of your career to end at all, but it is beginning to feel like I’m playing my 30th event of the year.”

But his sense of humour is still as sharp as ever. “I’m pretty tired mentally and physically, but please don’t tell Jamie, Ryan Moore and the other guys at the top of the leaderboard – we’ll keep that little secret between us!”

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