Henrik Stenson says he feels confident LIV Golf players will win next month's courtroom showdown.
Stenson, 46, is making his DP World Tour return at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links.
It marks the first start for the Swede on the European-based circuit since he was sacked as Ryder Cup Europe captain after he joined the breakaway tour.
A year ago, it was here that Stenson reportedly agreed to take the reigns for Team Europe after their Whistling Straits humiliation.
Then in March, the 2016 Open winner spoke of his pride as he was officially unveiled as the man who would be in charge at the 44th Ryder Cup.
Stenson was swiftly removed from his duties after reportedly signing a $50m contract with LIV. He was replaced by Luke Donald.
And while Donald hinted the Swede could've faced a potentially awkward week, Stenson told the media he was "just here to enjoy myself".
Stenson will also play the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. A number of LIV Golf players will also play in these two events.
The Swede also offered his thoughts on the legal showdown that will begin on 6 February.
It appears the legal battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf will be lengthy, with a trial date penned for January 2024.
But the parallel dispute between the DP World Tour and LIV faces a prompt conclusion.
On 24 June, Pelley announced sanctions on all its members who played in LIV's maiden event. They were also hit with £100,000 fines.
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A temporary stay was granted by the International Dispute Resolution Centre by Sports Resolutions.
A five-day hearing starting on 6 February before Judge Philip Sycamore will determine whether or not the DP World Tour can ban players.
Stenson believes LIV players will be ruled in favour of.
He told the media:
Stenson also touched upon what the last 12 months has been like.
He described a "rocky road". Some relationships have been strained by what has happened. Others have completely broken down.
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