By the numbers: Key stats from Stenson's Open win

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Henrik Stenson finally got that elusive major title on Sunday, carding a record-tying 63 to beat out Phil Mickelson and claim the claret jug.

Here are the key stats from the final round at Royal Troon:

 Stenson’s 264 total is the lowest 72-hole total score in major history. The previous low was 265 by David Toms at the 2001 PGA Championship, where Mickelson was also the runner up.

 Stenson is the second player in history to shoot a final-round 63 in a major. Johnny Miller shot 63 in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont to win.

• Stenson has seven top-five finishes in majors before this victory. He’s the first to have seven or more top-five finishes in majors before the first win since Phil Mickelson in 2004.

• At 40, Stenson is the second-oldest major champion from Europe. Only Darren Clarke was older when he won the 2011 Open at Sandwich.

 Stenson snaps the streak of six straight Open winners at Royal Troon from the U.S., the first non-American to win at Troon since Bobby Locke in 1950.

• Mickelson’s 17 under ties the second-lowest score to par in a major by a non-winner. Only Bob May’s 18 under at the 2000 PGA Championship was lower. He lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods. Mickelson’s 17 under would win or force a playoff in 141 of 145 Opens.

• This was Mickelson’s 11th-career runner-up finish in a major, the second most all time. Only Jack Nicklaus (19) has more.

Note: Golf Channel’s editorial research unit contributed to this report.