WATCH: Stenson Shanks Then Snaps Iron

The Swede is usually excellent with his irons but not on this occasion...

Stenson Shanks Then Snaps Iron

The Swede is usually excellent with his irons but not on this occasion...

WATCH: Stenson Shanks Then Snaps Iron

Competitors at the Open Championship were faced with brutal conditions in the final round with heavy rain and strong gusty winds.

However, they can't be used an excuse for a full-on shank from Henrik Stenson on the 17th.

The Swede, known as one of the world's best ball strikers, shanked one miles offline and then proceeded to snap the iron in question over his knee.

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"I hit a 6-iron from 145 yards, maybe with a 6-iron. The cap blew off from one of the guys who was scoring with us.

"His cap flew away and the glasses, and I backed off, I went in and obviously leaned on it way too much and shanked it straight into the crowd on the right.

"So, yeah, that was not the way we wanted to finish."

Stenson, the 2016 Open Champion, finished at -1 after a five over par round of 76 on Sunday.

The Swede's good friend, Ryder Cup teammate and fellow top class ball striker Justin Rose also succumbed to an unmentionable during the final round at Portrush.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x