The First Tee at the RBC Canadian Open (Glen Abbey GC)
I might have witnessed the best tournament golf in my lifetime, and it did not include Tiger Woods. That is a powerful statement, but it very well might be true. Henrik Stenson shot a final round 63—the only player ever to do that previously in a major was Jonny Miller—to outlast Phil Mickelson in what proved to be a two man tournament. Stenson wins his first major, and Mickelson racks up his 11th runner up finish at a major, second only to Jack Nicklaus's 19. Stenson finished at -20, which was also the lowest aggregate score in major history, while Mickelson finished at -17…which was 11 shots better than the nearest competitor, JB Holmes who finished at -6. Stenson's tournament, and specifically his final round will go down in the history books as one of the best rounds ever played. Unless you witnessed the conditions and the trouble that other players had with the course, it's hard to put into words just how impressive a show Stenson and Mickelson put on. We've now been treated to three straight first time major winners in Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson and Stenson. With the PGA Championship on our heels next week, Sergio Garcia must be licking his chops at the chance to win his first major.