18 Things You Should Know About Henrik Stenson\nHow familiar are you with the newest owner of the claret jug? Here are a few things you should know about 2016 British Open champ Henrik Stenson\nStenson carded 10 birdies and two bogeys for an eight-under 63, becoming the 27th player to post that figure in a major, and just the second to shoot 63 on the final day to win a major. His four-day 20-under total tied Jason Day's 2015 mark at Whistling Straits for lowest major score.\nIn an interview with Golf Digest, Stenson said, "As kids we'd take what comes out the hind end of a dog and put it in a paper bag. We would put the bag on a neighbor's porch, light it on fire, ring the doorbell and run away." Fun!\nThe scam's mastermind, Allen Stanford, was later convicted of fraud and sentenced to 110 years in prison.\nThe European Team has won in two of Stenson's appearances (2006, 2014), and owns a sound 5-4-2 record in the event. Following his win at Royal Troon, the 40-year-old is a lock for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.\nMike Gerbich was a friend and mentor to Stenson, the two meeting when Stenson lived in Dubai for six years. Gerbich died in Arizona at the age of 74 during Open week. "I lost a dear friend on Wednesday morning back in the States, who battled against cancer for a few years," Stenson said after winning the claret jug. "I feel like he's been with me all week and he was a keen golfer. Mike, this one's for you."\nEmma Lofgren was a member of the University of South Carolina's women's team. Stenson worked out with the USC men’s golf team thanks to his relationship with coach Puggy Blackmon, and the two became close. Like Henrik, Emma hails from Sweden.\nHe became hooked when a friend took him to the driving range. His love for hitting balls earned him the nickname "En Till Hink" (One More Bucket). By 18 years old, he was a scratch golfer.\nWhy, you ask? Because, according to Stenson, the snow mobile is "a red menace."\nBetter yet, in response to many of golf's top stars dropping out of the Rio games due to Zika, Stenson remarked, "I’m not afraid of mosquitoes. I’m more afraid of bears.”\nStenson captured golf's "fifth major" at the 2009 Players Championship. Also in his trophy mantle are the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai titles.\nAs Stenson notes on his website, this is most evident when he's signing autographs. Or, as you see in this photo, curing club throws.\nStenson, who had already been named an honorary member of the club, purchased a significant amount of shares in PGA Sweden National in 2014. The course has hosted the European Tour's Scandinavian Masters.\nIn the top 100 in the 2001 season, a battle with his tee shots equated to Stenson falling out of the top 600 in the world. He also faced another slump later in his career, falling into the 220s in 2012 after becoming a top-10 stalwart during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns.\nWhile he's an affable personality, Stenson occasionally clashes with his temper, highlighted by club tosses or club breaks. His most famous example was at the 2001 European Open. Stenson was fighting the hooks, and decided he had enough, walking off the course.\nThe Challenge Tour, the European's equivalent to the Web.com circuit, held its Grand Final in Varadero, Cuba in 2000. He won the tournament by five shots, earning a call-up to the European Tour.\nAfter his win at Troon, a reporter asked where the win ranks among life achievements like having children or getting his driver's license. "Yeah, given that I failed my driver's test probably as many times I was second or third at major championships, that one has to be higher than this, of course," Stenson deadpanned.\nIn 2011, Stenson's game was on life support, his play failing to earn an invite to that year's PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Stenson decided to spend that weekend at his home course Barseback in Sweden. He finished second in the event.\nStenson infamously shed down to his underwear at Doral in 2009 so his clothes wouldn't get muddy. "It's going to be tough for me to top playing that shot in my underwear. Let's face it, I'm no Paulina Gretzky. I got so much attention from that incident," Stenson told us.