Swede Henrik Stenson won the first major men's golf title for Sweden with a major championship record score of 264, a record 20 under par. Stenson, 40, is the Champion Golfer of the Year after shooting three ahead of American Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon British Open in Scotland on July 17. He and Mickelson were tied going into the 12th hole, and Stenson took the lead at the 14th hole, with a two-stroke lead going into the 18th and winning by three — his first, and Sweden’s first, men’s major victory with a final-round, 8-under 63. Stenson, who was born in Gothenburg and currently lives in Orlando, played his first round of golf at age 12 and turned professional at age 23. He has spent over 250 weeks ranked in the world’s top ten, his career high ranking of second is the best by any male Swedish golfer. In 2014, Stenson invested in PGA Sweden National, his first venture in golf course ownership.