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Europe calls up Stenson to play in Royal Trophy

SINGAPORE -- Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson has been selected for next month's fifth Royal Trophy in Brunei after featuring in all of Europe's four straight wins against Asia at the event, organizers said on Tuesday.

Stenson, who broke a three-year win drought at last week's South Africa Open, was called up by European captain Jose Maria Olazabal, who masterminded Europe's win over the United States at the recent Ryder Cup.

“Henrik's confidence will be sky-high after this latest win, which highlighted his strong character as well as his enormous talent,” Olazabal said in a press release.

“It is great to have him on our team. His Royal Trophy record is a phenomenal one, both individually and in terms of helping Europe prevail in tight circumstances.”

Stenson joins fellow Ryder Cup winners Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari, Nicolas Colsaerts and Colin Montgomerie among those already nominated for Europe.

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