The final round of The Open had seen some stand out displays, especially one from Henrik Stenson, who went on to fire home a record-equaling display, thus prevailing over Phil Mickelson.
Stenson, who has lost his overnight lead with an opening bogey, had gone on to post 10 birdies in a ding dong battle.His eight-under 63, however, was the lowest round ever posted in a major.
He came off with a maiden major title and three shot victory after scoring four birdies over the final five holes, in a contest which Jack Nicklaus had described as being better than the infamous “Duel in the Sun” which he had played in 1977.
Several months later, Mickelson claimed victory in another contest filled with birdies as he went on to defeat Sergio Garcia at Hazeltine in a contest for the greatest ever Ryder Cup singles clash.
The duo exchanged 19 gains between them and under par, they were a combined 18. However, Garcia’s blemish free card was not enough to see Europe earn a full point.
And with Garcia making a 10th birdie of the day, Garcia came on to post his own away from 15 feet to see the duo claim half a point apiece, and share the spoils.
Jim Furyk made history in the final rounds of the Travelers Championship. There, he registered the first ever 58-round on the PGA Tour.
Fury got off to rattle in seven consecutive gains from the sixth at the TPC River Highlands. After birdieing the second and holing out at the fourth for an eagle.
At par three 16th, he picked up another shot which saw him go 12 under for the round, thus narrowly missing out on adding another at the last with a two-putt par.