Stenson unconcerned by slow start

World Number three Henrik Stenson has insisted that the slow start to 2014 is not affecting him as the Swede prepares for the Arnold Palmer Invitational (25/1 Stenson outright) at Bay Hill on Thursday.

The 37-year-old has endured a tough start to the year, failing to match the highly impressive performances from 2013, with his highest finish this campaign coming at Doral where he ended up 16th.

Stenson has arguably been the best player in the golfing world in the past 12-months, claiming a second place finish at The Open Championship, followed up with victories in the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai, becoming the first person in history to do this.

The Swede is now looking to kick-start his season and the up-coming tournament at Bay Hill is where he is aiming to do this, and the world number three, who managed two top five finishes last year, is 11/2 to achieve this feat in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Stenson has admitted that energy levels have been slightly low recently but he is hoping that he will wake up sooner rather than later.

“I didn’t have much of a rest in between the seasons and I think I’ve paid the price for that a little bit in the early part of the year,” he said.

“When the tank is a little bit empty, it doesn’t matter how much you want it. It’s just not happening. I’m not too worried. I’ll wake up at some point, I hope.”

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