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Henrik Stenson wins British Open

Updated 2026 GMT (0426 HKT) July 17, 2016
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Henrik Stenson gets his hands on the Claret Jug after a stunning performance at Royal Troon to beat Phil Mickelson by three shots. Andrew Redington/Getty Images Europe
Stenson triumphed after holing a birdie putt on the final hole to set a new British Open scoring record of 20-under-par, beating the previous record set by Tiger Woods in 2000. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe
Stenson and Mickelson embrace after their incredible final round showing with the Swede equaling the major championship record round with an eight-under 63. Mickelson shot a 65. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden's Stenson reacts after making his birdie putt on the 14th green during his triumphant final round at the British Open. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Mickelson and Stenson fought their own lonely duel to battle it out for the 145th British Open. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe
Mickelson had to use all his famed short game to stay in touch with the rampant Stenson at Royal Troon. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe
Mickelson made a brave attempt to win his sixth major and second British Open title. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
England's Andrew 'Beef' Johnston enhanced his reputation at the 145th British Open with superb play to match his crowd pleasing demeanor. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
2014 champion Rory McIlroy proved popular with the fans on the last day and had his best round of the week to finish on four-under for the championship. Andrew Redington/Getty Images Europe
Stenson held a one-shot lead over Mickelson as he went into the final round on the Ayrshire links. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe
JB Holmes of the United States finished a distant third behind the two runaway leaders. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe
Stenson kisses his wife Emma on the 18th green after sealing his victory and first major. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images