29 August 2016 | By


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Record-breaking Swede Henrik Stenson has become the first Scandinavian male to capture a major after winning the British Open,

beating Phil Mickelson in an extraordinary final-round duel.

The world number six produced a swashbuckling 8-under-par 63 to finish 20-under on 264, three ahead of playing partner Mickelson (65)download Jubilant Henrick Stenson

.The 40-year-old Stenson’s round equalled Jason Day’s record for the lowest in any major championship and his winning total

was also a record for any of the ‘Big Four’ tournaments.

“Wow, this will take a little while to sink in,” said Stenson as he held aloft the coveted Claret Jug. “I’m still trying to find my bearings here.

“I want to thank Phil for a fantastic battle. We played some great golf and I’m delighted to come out on top.”

Like two prize fighters in a ring, the two men traded blow after stunning blow, reeling off birdie after birdie to turn

the last day of golf’s oldest major into a two-way procession.

The rest were nowhere with American JB Holmes (69) taking third spot on 278, 11 behind Mickelson

as the leading pair evoked memories of the great ‘Duel in the Sun’ Turnberry Open of 1977 when Tom Watson edged

out Jack Nicklaus in another epic head-to-head.

Day was the best-placed Australian, finishing at 1-over-par overall in a tie for 22nd place after a final-round 71.


Compatriot Matt Jones was 4-over (tied for 39th) and Adam Scott was 5-over (tied for 43rd).


Steve Stricker (69) of the US was in fourth place on 279, one in front of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy,download Henrick Lines up the Final Putt


Tyrrell Hatton of England and Spaniard Sergio Garcia.

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