10 Photos: Henrik’s Stenson’s Historic Victory at The Open

Henrik Stenson’s British Open win at Royal Troon was epic and historic. The 40-year-old Swede captured his first major championship, and in the process broke all kinds of long-standing Open Championship records.

Here’s a look at Stenson on the final hole at Troon, and the celebration which followed, as captured by the photographers at Troon.

1. The Walk Up

 
Stenson acknowledges the crowd on the 18th hole during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

2. The Thrill of Victory

 
Stenson celebrates on the 18th green after holing a putt for victory during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship. (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

3. The Release of Emotions

 
Stenson celebrates victory after the winning putt. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

4. A Wave to the Crowd

 
Stenson celebrates on the 18th green after holing a putt for victory at Royal Troon. (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

5. A Hug for Garath

 
Stenson celebrates victory with caddie Garath Lord after the winning putt on the the 18th green. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

6. A Kiss with Emma

 
Stenson kisses his wife Emma Stenson on the 18th green after his victory in the Open Championship at Royal Troon. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

7. A Shoulder for Phil

 
Stenson is congratulated on his victory by Phil Mickelson of the United States on the 18th green during the final round at Royal Troon. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

8. The Claret Jug Held High

 
Stenson poses with the Claret Jug on the 18th green following his victory. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

9. The Trophy Walk

 
Stenson holds the Claret Jug trophy following his three stroke victory during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

10. The Historic Scoreboard

 
The scoreboard on the 18th hole shows the winner, Henrik Stenson, is the Champion golfer of the year, after winning the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland on July 17, 2016. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

SOURCES: GETTY, AFP, PGA TOUR, R&A

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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