Part of complete coverage on
Super Stenson sets new standards with historic double
November 17, 2013 -- Updated 1626 GMT (0026 HKT)
Henrk Stenson with the spoils of his victory at the World Tour championship in Dubai after a stunning last day display,
- Henrik Stenson wins World Tour Championship in Dubai
- Stunning eight-under 64 leaves him six shot clear of Ian Poulter
- First man to win the Race to Dubai and PGA Tour's FedEx Cup in same season
- Ian Poulter finishes second in the tournament and second in Race to Dubai
(CNN) -- Henrik Stenson is targeting the World No.1 spot and his first major after completing the 2013 season with a historic double on the PGA and European Tours.
Stenson capped an "incredible summer" Sunday by completing a front running victory in the World Tour Championship with a stunning last round eight-under 64. The success wrapped up the Race to Dubai as leading money winner in Europe.
It was a mirror image of his win at the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour, which saw him land the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus pool.
Many believe that No.3 ranked Stenson is already the tops, not least Ian Poulter, who finished second to Stenson, six shots back and second in the Race to Dubai.
Henrik Stenson is back in the money
Henrik Stenson claims $10 million prize
Exclusive: McIlroy on media scrutiny
"Henrik has not made a mistake all week and I just had to make sure of second place and some valuable Ryder Cup points," he told the official European Tour website.
Read: Stenson closer to historic double
"I have thrown a lot at him and given him so much stick, but he is the best player on the planet right now."
The 37-year-old Stenson said he would be taking a break after his grueling end to the season before focusing on this major goal,
"It's going to take a lot more good golf but I am certainly going to keep on trying,"
A major also eluded the Swede despite his superb year, finishing second at the British Open and third at the U.S. PGA Championship to kick start his amazing run of high finishes in big money events.
"It has been a dream season," he admitted. "I played so well this week. I knew the guys would try to catch me, especially Ian who never gives up. I wanted to stay ahead of him and I managed to do that.
"I don't know how I am going to be able to top this next year but I am going to give my best in the majors and that (becoming the first male Swedish player to win one) would be the icing on the cake."
Read: Dubiusson gives chase in Dubai
Stenson capped his round and his season with a stunning eagle on the 18th for 25-under on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Estates.
Poulter bravely gave chase with a fine 66, while French hope Victor Dubuisson finished third, a further two shots back.
A trio of former World No.1's in Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood shared fifth to give promise of an improvement in 2014 after disappointing seasons by their own standards.
All secured valuable points towards the 2014 European Ryder Cup standings while Stenson has all but secured a return to the team after his heroics.
He suffered a slump from 2010, not helped by illness and slipped to 230th in the rankings before his remarkable return to form.
Today's five most popular stories
Part of complete coverage on
November 12, 2014 -- Updated 1129 GMT (1929 HKT)
"Sleep, as far as mental and physical recovery goes, has never been more important ..." says sport sleep coach Nick Littlehales.
November 4, 2014 -- Updated 1024 GMT (1824 HKT)
Joe Miller is devouring his second steak of the day and the clock has barely nudged 2pm. You need lots of fuel to smash a drive 474 yards.
October 13, 2014 -- Updated 1449 GMT (2249 HKT)
There have been many dark days for Oliver Wilson, but golf's unluckiest loser is finally riding an upward swing of his career roller coaster.
October 7, 2014 -- Updated 1648 GMT (0048 HKT)
They dress like it's the 1930s and they swing antique equipment that eschews cutting-edge technology -- this is hickory golf.
September 15, 2014 -- Updated 1609 GMT (0009 HKT)
CNN's Living Golf focuses on women's golf, charting the growth of the sport from royal pastime to multi-million dollar machine.
October 1, 2014 -- Updated 0846 GMT (1646 HKT)
"I don't know how to paint happy," says golf's poster girl Michelle Wie. "I think it releases a lot of the darker feelings in me."
September 29, 2014 -- Updated 1213 GMT (2013 HKT)
If you're a U.S. golf fan, or Tom Watson, look away now.
September 25, 2014 -- Updated 2318 GMT (0718 HKT)
A ban on uploading social media pictures from the course at Gleneagles was dropped for the Ryder Cup.
September 24, 2014 -- Updated 1052 GMT (1852 HKT)
A spot of shopping, the odd spa day and some serious flag waving. Welcome to the life of a Ryder Cup WAG.
September 23, 2014 -- Updated 1301 GMT (2101 HKT)
Tom Watson has learned plenty in the 21 years since he was last U.S. Ryder Cup captain, but social media is proving to be problematic.
September 22, 2014 -- Updated 1243 GMT (2043 HKT)
Patriotism will reach fever pitch when the USA and Europe collide in golf's Ryder Cup ... and it looks like Rickie Fowler has let it go to his head.
September 22, 2014 -- Updated 1342 GMT (2142 HKT)
Pressure is inescapable in the cauldron of Ryder Cup competition -- pressure and ping pong.
September 23, 2014 -- Updated 1150 GMT (1950 HKT)
Millions of golf fans were watching on television with great anticipation. All Martin Kaymer could think about was getting his phone out.