In our recent article about the strong contenders for the open 2016, we mentioned that this year, both Majors and US open have been won by first-time major winners and somewhat same is expected from the Open.
The Royal Troon has often delivered strange winners and Henrik Stenson , the winner of the Open 2016, is the first ever from a Scandinavian nation to receive the Claret Jug.
Henrik had 3 top-three finishes in the Open since 2008 and was hopeful of the Claret Jug at the Troon.
The Swede, 40, birdied four of his final five holes to win his first major with an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon to defeat Phil Mickelson. Stenson received a cheque of 1.175 million pounds ($1.55 million).
- His winning moments:
Congratulations Henrik Stenson.