Golf world congratulates Stenson on Twitter

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Henrik Stenson has long been a favorite of other players, with countless stories of his sneaky, dry sense of humor and ability to pull off pranks forever attached to his name.

So when the 40-year-old Swede finally broke through to win his first major on Sunday at The Open after an epic duel with Phil Mickelson, the congratulatory messages didn't take long to start rolling in.

Here's a sampling of the best tweets sent to Stenson from his peers in the wake of his first major championship: