WATCH: Henrik Stenson caps record Open round with exclamation point birdie putt
Henrik Stenson just dropped a 63 on Royal Troon to take the 145th Open Championship, and this is how it ended -- in perfect fashion all things considering
Henrik Stenson might have just completed the greatest final round in major championship history. He shot a final-round of 63 at Royal Troon to win the 145th Open Championship that included this absurd birdie putt on the final hole. Stenson had 10 birdies on the day and shot the best round of the day by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and four over Rory McIlroy.
The putt touched off the lowest score in major championship history (264), the lowest score to par in major history (tied with Jason Day at the 2015 PGA Championship at 20 under) and the lowest score to par in Open Championship history (20 under). It also tied the lowest final round score to win a major.
It was, in a word, spectacular. I've never seen a dual like Stenson and Mickelson waged, and Stenson got the last word with this preposterous putt. Standing ovations for everyone.
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