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Stenson lands first major with British Open triumph

Sweden's Henrik Stenson celebrates after winning the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon, Scotland, Britain - 17/07/2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Sweden's Henrik Stenson celebrates after winning the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon, Scotland, Britain - 17/07/2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - Sweden's Henrik Stenson claimed the first major victory of his career when he won the British Open on Sunday.

The world number six shot a brilliant closing eight-under-par 63 to finish 20-under on 264, three ahead of second-placed American Phil Mickelson.

The 40-year-old Stenson's winning total also represented a new record for golf's oldest major.

(Writing by Tony Jimenez; Editing by Larry King)

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