2016 British Open Final Round Showdown: Stenson vs Mickelson

Phil Mickelson Henrik Stenson

THE 2016 Open Championship final day loomed as a two man shootout after hopes of any Aussie challenge evaporated and Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson skipped clear of the field.

Stenson, looking for his first major, shot a third round 3-under 68 to go into the final round at Royal Troon on 12-under, one in front of Mickelson (71).

Bill Hass (69) was their closest threat back at 6-under whilst Jason Day (71) was the leading Aussie at 1-over.

Live Fox Sports coverage of the final round begins Sunday 6pm (AEST) with Jason Day due to tee off at 9.10pm with the final pair starting at 11.35pm

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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