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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, 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 has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x