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Stenson's stinker

HENRIK STENSON, who ended the US Open with a cut hand after breaking a club in anger, ran up the highest score of this week's British Open -- a sextuple-bogey 11 on the long 14th.

Joint third at St Andrews last year and at Birkdale in 2008, the Swede blasted two drives out of bounds, then put his sixth shot into the Suez Canal that runs across the fairway.

He finished with 80, three fewer than he took on Day 1 of the Masters in April.

Irish Independent