British Open: Henrik Stenson walks in 51-foot birdie putt

In a final round loaded with great moments, Henrik Stenson added another on the 15th hole when he nailed this 51-footer for birdie to take a two-shot lead over Phil Mickelson with three holes to play.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 1:00 p.m.

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson have been battling in one of the greatest golf duels in history today at Royal Troon.

It's been like watching two prize fighters go at it.

But after this amazing 51-foot birdie putt that Stenson walked in on the 15th hole to take a two-shot lead with three to play, it appears the 145th Open Championship is now his to lose.

Check out the putt:



From this angle, you can see that he walked it in well before it came within a sniff of the hole:



Just add it to the list of remarkable shots in this final round. It's a shame someone is going to lose. 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.