By Joel Tadman published
A pick of the best social media posts from fellow tour players and legends of sport reacting to Henrik Stenson's incredible Open Championship victory last year
How Social Media Reacted To Henrik Stenson's Open Win
Following Henrik Stenson's amazing final round to win the 145th Open Championship, the world took to social media to pay tribute to his performance at The Open Championship.
Stenson is a popular man amongst his fellow players and so he wasn't short of messages of congratulations.
Sergio Garcia was one of the chasing pack on Sunday, eventually finishing in a tie for fifth and sent this tweet shortly after the tournament concluded.
Stenson also set records tumbling on Sunday at Royal Troon, one of which becoming the first male Swede to win a major championship.
Fellow Swede and major winner on the ladies circuit, Annika Sorenstam, paid this tribute on Instagram.
Ryder Cup captain and 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke weighed in on Twitter...
For many, this will be the best finish to an Open Championship they've ever seen.
Jack Nickluas and Tom Watson's 'Dual in the Sun' at Turnberry in 1977 was widely regarded as the most exciting final rounds in the tournament's history but this year's tussle, being billed as the 'Battle in the Breeze' certainly pushes it close. Here's what Nicklaus had to say about it.
Lee Westwood also mustered a top-25 finish and was keen to congratulate the Swede.
Putting coach Phil Kenyon works with many of the top players, including Stenson, and managed to get a picture with his star pupil and the Claret Jug.
2012 Open Champion Ernie Els said his piece on Twitter, as did two-time Major champion Jordan Spieth.
Here's what Justin Rose and Danny Willett, whose mother is Swedish-born, said...
There was plenty of support from outside of golf too, as other sportsman were apparently glued to the thrilling finale, including Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
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