Stenson: The Open was the one I always wanted to win
Reigning Champion Golfer of the Year Henrik Stenson has revealed winning The Open was his ultimate dream.
The Swede beat American Phil Mickelson to earn his first major title in a thrilling encounter at Royal Troon last year.
And Stenson insists claiming the Claret Jug was always the prize he most valued in golf.
Speaking as part of our Teed Up series, he said: “I always had the belief that I could win The Open because it’s been in the back of my mind since I first stood on a putting green.
“You imagine those things as a junior and I finally got to live that dream. For me, it was always the one to win.
“When I sat there a year ago with no major championship I’d have gladly taken any. But if I’m to win only one, that’d be the one because being European and watching my idols battling it out for The Open - it’s been highest on my wish list.”
Watch our full interview with Henrik by clicking on the video player below.