Stenson returns to happy hunting ground

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Henrik Stenson will be eyeing his first win since 2014 at this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. 

2015 was a difficult year for the Swede, who notched up six runner-up finishes, but never managed that elusive victory. 

The world number seven is eager to rectify that this weekend, as he returns to the scene of his back-to-back wins in the 2013 and 2014 DP World Tour Championship.

"It feels nice to get back to a golf course where you have played a number of times," said Stenson of the Majlis course.

"I like the course because it has very good variation. You don't get tired of playing on the course. You can play over and over again and still it's fun to play.

"There are not too many courses I know better than the Majlis. I feel like I know this course inside out, and had the success in 2007 and another couple of high finishes. So, it's a really an enjoyable week for me in Dubai."

Joining Stenson in the star-studded field is world number three Rory McIlroy, two-time major winner Martin Kaymer and former US Open winner Graeme McDowell.