Stenson’s battle with Mickelson over the Ayrshire links will go down as one of the most historic head-to-heads in the history of The Open.
The 40-year-old, who also became the first Swede to lift the Claret Jug, started the final day one shot ahead of Phil Mickelson and carded an eight-under-par 63, featuring ten birdies, to claim a three-shot victory over the 2013 Champion Golfer of the Year on a 20-under-par 264.
“I feel very privileged to be the one to hold this trophy” Henrik Stenson, 2016 Champion Golfer
“Amazing, I’m still numb. It’s just crazy. I really feel for my good buddy, Scottie.” Ernie els, 2012 champion golfer