Stenson: I had to dig deep

After winning his tenth European Tour title at the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof in Germany on Sunday, Henrik Stenson has spoken of how hard it was to get over the line after such a long time between wins.

Stenson last won on the European Tour in 2014 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Entering the final round on Sunday with a one-shot lead, the Swede looked to be striking the ball superbly. However, the thought of victory forced him to tighten up and he very nearly unraveled.

"I'm delighted, I came close here the last two-years so I finally get my hands on it again," Stenson started.

"It was hairy all the way, it was a tough one. I had to dig deep to come back. I didn't play well on the front nine, made a couple of mistakes, got caught out by the wind a few times and missed one or two putts I should have made as well.

"I felt like I was starting to make a bit of a mess of it and then I came back and made the birdies on the par fives. I made some good putts closing out.

"I really feel like I played well in 2015 and I just couldn't get a trophy. It was a bit hard at times but you've just got to keep on trying and put yourself in position. I did that once again and this time, I managed to go all the way."