LIV rebel Stenson having ‘good fun’ on European tour return

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson says he has been made to feel welcome at his first appearance on the European tour since being removed as Ryder Cup captain for joining the Saudi-run breakaway league. Stenson opened the Abu Dhabi Championship with a 4-under 68 and says “it’s been good fun to catch up with some long-time friends that I haven’t seen for a long time.” Stenson says he had a bad night’s sleep before the first round but that was more to do with jet lag and the fact his clubs didn’t turn up until late. It is Stenson’s first non-LIV Golf event in six months.

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