Henrik Stenson became the first Swedish player to have that honor in 2016 at Royal Troon after a thrilling head-to-head battle with Phil Mickelson, Champion Golfer of the Year in 2013.
Playing alongside each other over a weekend of intense drama, the pair separated themselves from the rest of the field and produced scintillating golf to match the “Duel in the Sun” between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977. Stenson would set a new record of a staggering 20 under par.
Stenson and Mickelson will return for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale, as will the rest of the world’s leaders in golf. The 146th Open Annual is filled with superb photography, plus commentary and analysis from leading golf writers. So get caught up with this incredible collection of facts and stats on this massive Championship and its history!