The world’s first official golf tournament, The Open Championship 2016, concluded its play last weekend. In addition to a larger prize amount of £630,000 over last year’s purse, this year’s competition was especially engaging to watch due to the amount of star players that have decided not to attend the Rio Olympics such as Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. In the end, Henrik Stenson captured the win with a record breaking performance.
The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club
The Open Championship with its longstanding tradition and featuring seaside courses, changes its venue every year. For this year, The Open Championship was held at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.
Royal Troon, host to The Open Championship since 1923, is considered one of the world’s top 100 golf courses and characterized as “nature’s course born of wind and sand”. What records will be set at Royal Troon with its strong winds and unpredictable terrain conditions?
Setting the Lowest Score
The 145th edition of The Open Championship was won by Henrik Stenson, the first Swede to accomplish this feat. Henrik Stenson recorded 10 birdies and finished 8-under for the final round. At the famously difficult Royal Troon course, he fiercely fought off Phil Mickelson with a last hole birdie and recorded an astounding final score of 20-under to take the Claret Jug. Henrik Stenson’s record setting 20-under 264 was 3 strokes lower than the previous record set by Greg Norman’s 267 score back in 1993. His “miraculous” performance even outpaces Tiger Wood’s amazing 19-under, set back in 2000, by a single stroke.
GOLFZON and The Open Championship
While the players exhibited one of the most exciting golf in recent memory, the gallery was also treated to another kind of excitement at the HSBC booth featuring the GOLFZON GDR simulators. Visitors to the GOLFZON booth experienced firsthand the excellent abilities of the GDR simulators in recreating the accuracy of Phil Mickelson’s shots and the distance of Rory McIlroy’s power swings.
Each year, GOLFZON has been featuring one of its exceptional golf simulators to provide an unforgettable golfing experience for the gallery at The Open.
This year, the HSBC GOLFZON booth received a tremendous amount of appreciation from the visitors by providing entertainment on the GDR simulators such as “the longest drive” and the “nearest to the pin” events.