Overnight leader Henrik Stenson fired an 8-under-par 32-31=63 in today's final round of The 145th Open Championship to post 20-under 264, good for a three shot victory over Phil Mickelson and his first major title in his 42nd major championship appearance.
The 40-year-old claims his fifth PGA TOUR title, first since the 2013 TOUR Championship, in his 154th career start, and becomes the first Swede (male) to win a major. He did so in record-setting fashion, setting a new-low aggregate in major history, eclipsing 265 by David Toms (2001 PGA), tying the major scoring record in relation to par, and becomes just the second golfer all time to shoot a final-round 63 in a major and win (Johnny Miller, 1973). Stenson wins in his 12th Open appearance, having finished T3 or better three times, and was the first player in nine editions at Royal Troon to record all four rounds in the 60s. He began the finale leading Mickelson by one, who shot 65, and camouflaged two bogeys with 10 birdies, including four in his final five holes. Jul 17 - 1:53 PM