Henrik Stenson wins The Open Championship with lowest total score in major championship history


The Open

Phil Mickelson was good but Henrik Stenson was better at the 145th Open Championship.

But how good was Stenson?

Well the Swede managed to set a record for the lowest total score (264) and finish the tournament at 20-under to win his first major tournament in spectacular fashion. Stenson also became the first golfer form Sweden to win a major tournament title.

Stenson also had an opportunity to break Johnny Miller’s 63 final round total if he birdied on 17 and 18 however just missed the cup on 17 to settle for the tie that was originally set during the 1973 U.S. Open.

Meanwhile for Mickelson he managed a 63 to kick off The Open and probably would’ve come out on top in the end if it wasn’t for the spectacular weekend and final round of Stenson’s. Instead, Lefty passed Arnold Palmer with 11 runner-up finishes in a major tournament. He’s now eight behind Jack Nicklaus‘ all-time mark of 19.

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