Discover Golf : July 2016
13 discovergolf.com.au GO FIGURE golf NUMBERS Moments That Count Image Credit: Andrew Redington / Getty Images HENRIK STENSON British Open winning stats • His winning total of 264 beats the previous lowest winning total in The Open Championship by three shots. Greg Norman shot 267 to win in 1993. • His 72 hole total of 264 creates Major Championship history by becoming the lowest winning total, beating the total of 265 by David Toms in winning the 2001 US PGA Championship. • His winning total in relation to par of 20 under is the lowest in the history of The Open Championship, beating the previous best by Tiger Woods of 19 under in 2000. • His 63 in the final round is the lowest final round to win The Open Championship. The previous best was 64 by Greg Norman in 1993. • His final round of 63 sees him join Johnny Miller (1973 U.S. Open Championship), as the only two players to shoot 63 in the final round of a Major and win. • He’s become the 27th different player to shoot 63 in a Major Championship. It’s the 29th time overall 63 has been recorded in a Major. • His winning total in relation to par of 20 under equals the lowest in Major Championship history, set by Jason Day at the 2015 US PGA Championship. • He’s become the first Swede to win a Major • He’s become the sixth player from Continental Europe to win a Major Championship. • He’s become the second European Tour Member this season to win a Major Championship, following Danny Willett (Masters Tournament). • His final round of 63 matches the lowest final round by a winner and in relation to par on the 2016 European Tour.