Anirban Lahiri, who will present India at the Rio Olympics, got off to a bad start at the 98th PGA Championships.
PGA winner, twice, Rory McIlroy struggled with his putting and shot a four-over 74 without a single birdie and could miss cut.
After a dramatic tied fifth at PGA Championships, Anirban Lahiri went on to earn his card after just two of the four events on the Web Tour Finals.
Rory McIlroy admitted he could not have envisaged matching Stenson's record winning score of 20-under at Troon.
Aditi Ashok becomes only the second Indian after Simi Mehra to play the Women's British Open.
Gil Hanse beat out some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.
Dustin Johnson bogeyed 11th, double-bogeyed 12 and bogeyed the par-five 13th before turning on the jets to salvage his round.
Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List. Johnson had to make up a lot of ground to do it.
Tiger Woods will go an entire PGA Tour season without playing, this is the first time that he will go an entire year without playing a major.
Phil Mickelson equalled the record for low round in a major championship, and came within a lipped-out birdie putt of setting a new record of 62.
Jason Day never mounted a sustained challenge for the title and a closing 71 was typical of his week as he ended on 2855, one over par.
Henrik Stenson became the first Scandinavian male to capture a major, beating Phil Mickelson in an extraordinary final-round duel.
Phil Mickelson came within a hair's breadth of shooting a 62 on the opening day to set the record low for a major championship.
Anirban Lahiri knows he must regain his confidence with the flat stick, which he conceded has been a bane all season.
Jordan Spieth suffered a late meltdown at the Masters in April, squandering a five-shot lead over the closing nine holes.
Anirban Lahiri is determined to pick himself up and finish strongly at the British Open.
Henrik Stenson began the day one behind his playing partner and ended it one in front after a 68.
Jordan Spieth carded four early birdies to get back to level par but things then got ugly as he approached the turn with the weather deteriorating.
The so-called 'Big Four' of world golf were again left trailing in the wake of the leaders.
Mickelson birdied the fourth, seventh and eighth holes in the second round at Royal Troon, moving to 11 under par.
Anirban Lahiri began his British Open campaign with a solid two-under-par 69 but left a few good opportunities on the opening day.
Phil Mickelson posted a 63, equalling the record low for majors first set by Johnny Miller in the 1973 US Open.
Colin Montgomerie, widely considered the best player to have never won a major, qualified at age 53 for what likely will be his last Open.
Dustin Johnson is known as golf's best athlete who had won every year he has been on the PGA Tour but has failed in the majors.
Rory McIlroy also said he did not feel he was letting golf down by not playing in Rio Olympics, which will include golf for the first time since 1904.
Marco Dawson's first British Open is proving to be an eventful one.
Danny Willet also comes into Troon as the most recent Englishman to win a major and to contend at a British Open.
Rory Mcllroy is bidding to win his fifth major and second Open after his victory at Hoylake in 2014.
William Ciplinski was lying flat out on a golf buggy when he was initially taken to the medical centre at Royal Troon.
Jorden Spieth arrived at the Open 12 months ago riding a crest of a wave, having bagged his first major titles at the preceding US Masters and US Open.
The PGA Tour victory will also allow Greg Chalmers to tee up at the British Open at Royal Troon starting on July 14.
Tiger Woods has not competed in almost 11 months and has offered no timetable on a possible return to action after undergoing back surgery last September.
Golf's return to Olympics for the first time since 1904 has been hit by pullouts by several top male golfers.
The meeting had been planned long before Rory McIlroy and Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics in the past week.
Many of the world's top-ranked men's players have said no to Rio, including top-ranked Jason Day of Australia.
The Northern Irishman withdrew from the Rio Games last week, citing concerns about the Zika virus.