British Open 2016 Fantasy Golf Recap
The grandiose and mythical battle in the 4th round of the 2016 British Open between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson will be remembered for ages. This sweet revenge from Stenson clears his defeat in 2013 at the same prestigious tournament when Mickelson bested him at Muirfield in 2013. FanPicks has this British Open 2016 Fantasy Golf Recap (click to play) and your golf news on the blog throughout this PGA Tour season. Make sure to stay informed for all of the fantasy golf news at FanPicks blog and stay tuned for daily fantasy golf on FanPicks main website.
1977’s duel in the sun at Turnberry between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, the two great stars of their era ( – 12 Watson, Nicklaus -11 ) was quite similar to what we witnessed yesterday. However, it was even more special this year due to the fact that both of these golfers went head to head in 2013 in a nail biting finish.
Henrik Stenson shot an 8 under par 63 while Mickelson aka Lefty shot a 65.
It was a brilliant performance from both golfers and just enough for the Swede to win the British Open by three, his first major of his bright career.
This will clearly be remembered as one of the great duels in the history of the majors.
Stenson was extremely efficient and birdied birdied 4 of his final 5 holes to win an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon, besting Tiger Woods’ 19 under par record at St Andrews back in 2000.
That performance also equaled Jason Day’s record in a major set at the 2015 PGA Championship.
Phil Mickleson however doesn’t have much to blame himself and played excellent golf throughout the tournament. In fact, his round of 65 was his best ever finishing round in a major on top of his almost record breaking first round.
Local hero and ex world # 1 Rory McIlroy saved his best round for Sunday with a 67.
Like McIlroy, Jordan Spieth saved his best round of the week in the final round with a 68.
Defending champion Zach Johnson (71) ended one under while this year’s Masters Tournament champion, Dany Willett closed with a level-par 71 for seven over.
Next bit tournament up is the PGA Championship in 2 weeks before the first ever Olympic Men’s Golf Competition in Rio.