The Swede, known as the Icemen, beat American Phil Mickelson after a brilliant final round 63 at Royal Troon Golf Club.
Mickelson's final round of 65 was quite possibly the finest round to ever lose a major championship.
While there may have been a lot of 63s in previous Open Championship’s they are rare to say the least during the last round, especially on one of the most difficult courses in championship golf.
Stenson's 13° Callaway Diablo Octane Tour fairway wood was key to his Open success and here's a look at what else was in a mixed bag of clubs for the 40-year-old.
Callaway XR 16 Driver
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour fairway wood
Callaway Legacy Black Irons (3-PW) - plus a 2-iron specially for the Open replacing his usual 4-wood
Odyssey White Hot XG 7H putter
A final round of 67 left Irishmen Rory McIlory tied for fifth place with Brit Tyrrell Hatton and Spaniard Sergio Garcia, while Andrew Johnston also earned a top ten finish despite a final round of 73.
Last year's winner Zac Johnson finished tied for 12th on -1 for the tournament after a level par final round.