The 40-year-old Swede beat off competition from U.S. Masters
winner Danny Willett, Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose and Alex
Noren who captured four European Tour victories in 2016.
The award is voted by members of the Association of Golf Writers
and recognizes the individual, born or resident in Europe, to
have made the year's most outstanding contribution to golf.
"It's wonderful to be chosen ... and I feel very honored to win
the award for a second time," said Stenson who also scooped the
prize in 2013.
"It's been a fantastic season for me winning my first major at
Royal Troon, winning the BMW International in Germany, winning a
silver medal at the Rio Games and finishing first again in the
Race to Dubai."
(Writing by Tony Jimenez; Editing by Ed Osmond)
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