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Henrik Stenson holds off Phil Mickelson at British Open to win first career major

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Henrik Stenson of Sweden celebrates a putt on the 14th during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Henrik Stenson of Sweden celebrates a putt on the 14th during the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Henrik Stenson's major championship drought is finally over.

The 40-year-old from Sweden captured his first major title on Sunday, winning the British Open with a total score of 20-under on 264 strokes, the lowest 72-hole total score ever shot in major championship history.

Stenson shot an eight-under-par 63 during Sunday's final round, finishing three shots ahead of second-place finisher Phil Mickelson.

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Stenson and Mickelson exchanged birdies during Sunday's final round, making for one of the most thrilling two-man races ever seen in major championship.