Henrik Stenson staying focused

Henrik Stenson in action during day one of the Tour Championship on September 19, 2013
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Henrik Stenson vows not to take his eye off the ball, with more demands being placed on his time off the course due to his success on it over the past year.

Henrik Stenson has warned against the potential pitfalls that last season's success could have on him ahead of the 2014 campaign.

The Swede enjoyed great success on Tour this year, with three victories and high finishes at The Open (second) and the USPGA Championship (third) helping him clinch the FedEx Cup title.

"I must keep on working on my game and following up on a great season," Stenson told reporters. "There are a couple of traps and I think expectation is one of them. Another is handling my time - the demand for my time is probably five times as much now as it was six months ago.

"When you're flavour of the month everyone wants a piece of you. It becomes quite hectic outside of golf and if you don't get rest and practice it will show up in your game. It will be key to look after those areas.

"I've pretty much achieved everything in the game that I want to except for winning a major. I'm looking at a good three, four, five years ahead of me if I can stay healthy to try and win one of the big ones. It's definitely in reach if I continue with the form I've shown since the summer."

Stenson's form this season has seen him surge into third in the world rankings.

Henrik Stenson in action during day one of the Tour Championship on September 19, 2013
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