Henrik Stenson captured the 2016 Open Championship with a final round of 63 to win by three.
Stenson began the final round with a one shot lead over his closest pursuant. Stenson attacked the wind blown Scottish links and made ten birdies in the final round. His final score of 20 under par is an Open Championship record.
This is Henrik's first major championship and the first Swedish born male major champion. Stenson's four day total of 264 total is also the lowest total by a major winner in history.
"I just hit my spots and hit my shots and just stayed in the moment... " said Stenson post round.
Tremendous golf by two great competitors for 2 straight days. That's what makes golf so compelling. Congrats Henrik.
Great win for Stenson. His first major and reportedly the lowest score of any major tournament in history and set another record with the lowest score of 20. The man is on a mission and is not to be denied. Also a nice win for FootJoy. Congratulations Mr. Stenson
What a great two man finish. Congrats to Stenson, he's one of those guys you can never count out and deserved the win....keep pouring the putts in Henrik.. Hats off to Phil as well.
That was amazing golf!.....Loved the Twitter comments from his peers!.....
A big shout out for Henrik. A long time coming for such a great player and for Sweden. This match will be talked about for years and Henrik's steady play held off great play from a charging Phil. On this day two great golfers one on one and the man with the better short game won. Congratulations.