Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won the 145th British Open at Royal Troon in Ayrshire, Scotland in record fashion on Sunday, July 17th. It was Stenson’s first major victory and the first ever for a Swedish male golfer. The 40-year-old finished the 72-hole, four-round event at 20 under par, which tied Jason Day lowest under-par score ever in a major tournament. Day set the mark at last year’s PGA Championship. However, Stenson didn’t really have much choice since American Phil Mickelson was right on his tail as he finished in the runner up position for the 11th time in a major. It was Stenson who hung on to take home the claret jug though with his final shot being an excellent 20-foot birdie shot at the 18th hole.
American golfer Dustin Johnson won the U.S. Open at Oakmont on June 19th for his first ever major win after finishing as last year’s runner up. However, he had to go through the last seven holes wondering if he’d be penalized a stroke for a possible infringement on the fifth hole. Johnson finished the fourth and final round by shooting 68 to finish the tournament at five under par, but was penalized for moving his ball back on the fifth green. Therefore, his official score ended up being four under par for the event, but it was still enough to win it as he finished three in front of Shane Lowry of Ireland and fellow Americans Scott Piercy and Jim Furyk.
Twenty-eight-year-old Danny Willett of Sheffield, England came from behind to win the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National on April 10th. Defending champion Jordan Spieth of America stumbled in the last round and blew a five-shot lead on the back nine. Spieth’s worst hole was the 12th as he finished the par-three cup with a quadruple bogey seven after two shots ended up in the water. He fell behind by three shots at that point and found himself in a too little-too late situation. Spieth led the tournament from wire to wire last year and had a chance to repeat that feat, but threw it away.
Australian golfer Jason Day won the US PGA Championship at on Sunday, August 16th at Whistling Straits when he finished the four-round tournament with a mark of 20-under par. It was Day’s first major title win. The 27-year-old wrapped the victory by shooting 67 on the final day to beat American Jordan Spieth by three strokes. Branden Grace of South Africa was third with 15-under for the tournament and England’s Justin Rose was fourth at 14-under.
Day’s 20-below par places him in the golfing history books at it was the lowest total score for one of the sport’s four major tournaments. Day, who is now the world’s third-ranked golfer, did enough to hold off the 22-year-old Spieth, but Spieth’s runner-up finish now sees him take over as the world’s top-ranked golfer from Northern Ireland’s 26-year-old Rory McIlroy. Spieth was crowned the US Open and Masters champion earlier this year. McIlroy, the defending champion, finished the PGA Championship at nine-under par and in 17th position.
- Henrik Stenson wins 2016 British Open in record fashion
- American golfer Dustin Johnson captures U.S. Open
- England’s Danny Willett comes from behind to win Masters
- Jason Day sets new Major record with US PGA win
- U.S. golfer Zach Johnson wins British Open
- Jordan Spieth takes U.S. Open by single stroke
- Jordan Spieth equals Masters record
- Honest PGA golfer Cameron Tringale hands back $53,000 in prize money
- McIlroy’s dad cashes in 500-1 bet when son Rory wins British Open
- Martin Kaymer goes wire to wire at U.S. Open
- July 19th, 2016
Henrik Stenson wins 2016 British Open in record fashion
- June 21st, 2016
American golfer Dustin Johnson captures U.S. Open
- April 12th, 2016
England’s Danny Willett comes from behind to win Masters
- August 18th, 2015
Jason Day sets new Major record with US PGA win
- July 21st, 2015
U.S. golfer Zach Johnson wins British Open
- June 23rd, 2015
Jordan Spieth takes U.S. Open by single stroke
- April 13th, 2015
Jordan Spieth equals Masters record
- August 19th, 2014
Honest PGA golfer Cameron Tringale hands back $53,000 in prize money
- July 21st, 2014
McIlroy’s dad cashes in 500-1 bet when son Rory wins British Open
- June 17th, 2014
Martin Kaymer goes wire to wire at U.S. Open