Social Recap: Stenson Tops Mickelson, Wins the British Open

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson were in the final group on Sunday in what turned out to be an historic duel. Credit: PGA Tour Twitter

Henrik Stenson beat Phil Mickelson on Sunday at Royal Troon to capture the 145th British Open Championship. It was the 40 year-old Swede’s first major title.

In Sunday’s final round, Stenson was almost robotic, and tied the course record at Troon with a 63 (which was ironically set by Mickelson just 3 days prior).

For the championship, Stenson ended up with a mind blowing 20-under par. Mickelson himself was no slouch as the 46 year-old lefty carded a 6-under 65, and ended up at 17-under.

The spread between Stenson-Mickelson and the rest of the field was wild.

In (most) any other year, Phil is walking away with his second Jug.

But Stenson was simply lights out historic.

And he now becomes immortal.

With his name engraved on the Claret Jug.

Good thing he isn’t a great putter, or it could have been worse.

And when you win, who ya gonna hug? Your caddie and wife, of course.

It feels good to be the champ.

It sure does!

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