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November 28, 2016

Henrik Stenson did WHAT with the claret jug?

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The claret jug, awarded to the "Champion Golfer of the Year," has seen some things. Tom Watson dented it. Tom Lehman's kids broke it. Padraig Harrington's son filled it with ladybugs. John Daly...well, we don't want to know what it experienced with John Daly.

But while the Open Championship's trophy has plenty of stories to tell, we're guessing it's never journeyed on a jet ski.

Until now.

Henrik Stenson, who captured this year's British Open at Royal Troon, took the claret jug for a ride around Lake Nona in Florida. The video above is from Stenson's adventure, which is part of CNN's "Living Golf" show. Our favorite part? The fact that the claret jug has its own life jacket.

Which is thoughtful of Stenson, but also unnecessary. Mentioned above, it survived an entire year with Daly. A boat ride is just another day in the life of the claret jug.