sport news Open champion Stenson arrives at Birkdale in Mercedes

Henrik Stenson claimed the Claret Jug with his win at Royal Troon last year The Swede was forced to hand back the trophy ahead of this year's Open He was chauffeured into Royal Birkdale in an incredible Mercedes car He will begin his title defence on Thursday and is paired with Jordan Spieth

By Glen Williams For Mailonline

Published: 23:17 BST, 17 July 2017 | Updated: 23:21 BST, 17 July 2017

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Handing back the Claret Jug is never an easy moment for any defending Open champion.

For Henrik Stenson, Monday was that day. After his memorable win at Royal Troon last year, the Swede was forced to hand back the trophy ahead of this year's British major.

But if anything was to soften the blow, it was the Mercedes which brought him to Royal Birkdale.

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson arrived at Royal Birkdale in a futuristic Mercedes

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson arrived at Royal Birkdale in a futuristic Mercedes

Stenson rocked up at Royal Birkdale in the stunning Mercedes-Benz F015 on Monday

Stenson rocked up at Royal Birkdale in the stunning Mercedes-Benz F015 on Monday

The Swede was forced to hand the Claret Jug to R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers

The Swede was forced to hand the Claret Jug to R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers

MERCEDES-BENZ F015 

Top speed: 125mph

0-62mph: 6.7 seconds

Price: £225,000-£350,000 (est)

The futuristic Mercedes-Benz F015 rocked up at the Southport course as the door opened to reveal Stenson clutching

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