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Stenson tees up some interior design after glittering year of dominance

The awards keep pouring in for golf's man of the moment, Henrik Stenson.

Having become the first player to win both the European Tour's Race to Dubai and the PGA circuit's FedEx Cup and their corresponding tour championships, the likeable Swede has now added the 2013 Golf Writers' Trophy to his groaning mantlepiece.

Despite stiff competition from the likes of Justin Rose, who became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the US Open, and the European Solheim Cup team, who made history by winning on American soil for the first time, Stenson came out on top having polled almost two-thirds of the votes from members of the Association of Golf Writers.

"It's a huge honour and a great reflection on the year I had," said the 37-year-old, whose astonishing run of consistency began with a third place finish in July's Scottish Open.

"I'm looking forward to getting a few of these trophies I've won into the summer house in Sweden. It has been such a great year that I can have a few in Europe and a few in my house in America." That's what season earnings of $20m will help to pay for.

Another player seeing out the year in fine style is Zach Johnson. The American prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant fashion after going head-to-head with Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday.

Two shots behind the pacesetting Woods at the start of the day, Johnson fell four behind with just eight holes left before making four birdies, along with a spectacular wedge hole-out for par at the last, to take the tournament into a play-off.

Having twice finished second to tournament host Woods in the elite limited-field event at Sherwood Country Club, Johnson reversed that position as he safely parred the first extra hole before Woods surprisingly lipped out from five feet to bogey.

"You want to end the tournament with someone making a putt," Johnson said after Woods' miss handed him his second tournament victory of the year. "You don't want to see it like that, especially when he has hit a really good sand shot."

Woods had dumped his approach into the front right greenside bunker at the par-four 18th before failing to get up and down to extend the playoff. "Everybody talks about going head to head with him," said Johnson. "That's what I want as a competitor. I want to play against the best. He's the best I've ever played with and I want to put myself in that position. I feel very honoured to be the champion."

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