Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson captivated golf fans across the globe at Royal Troon on Sunday, as they went head-to-head in pursuit of the Claret Jug. Toni Kroos Jersey . While the rest of the field floundered in tricky conditions, the lead pair thrived, each driven on by the other and their determination to end the day victorious.The pendulum swung back and forth during a tense final round but the incredibly high standard remained. The contest drew comparisons to the 1977 Duel in the Sun between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson at Turnberry with some arguing the Stenson-Mickelson showdown even surpassed that famous clash.But was it the greatest final round at The Open? We asked golfing stars, past and present, for their views…Tom Watson - Five-time Open champion Tom Watson believes Henrik Stensons duel with Phil Mickelson was similar to his shoot out with Jack Nicklaus in 1977 at Turnberry It was a remarkable performance from both Mickelson and Stenson, just fantastic. Phil making the par putt on 12 and then Henrik in the last few holes just said Im taking it. It was very similar to when Jack and I had our shootout at Turnberry - the Duel in the Sun. People watch sport for the rare occasions like Sunday, it was a special day in golf.Jack Nicklaus - Three-time Open championSome in the media have already tried to compare Sundays final round to 1977 at Turnberry, with Tom Watson and me in what they called the Duel in the Sun. Wayne Riley goes through his top five shots from the 145th Open with Kirsty Gallacher I thought we played great and had a wonderful match. On that day, Tom got me, 65-66. Our final round was really good, but theirs was even better. Henrik knew Phil wasnt going to lay down and just let him do it and it will go down as one of the finest finishes of all time.Martin Kaymer - Two-time major winnerMickelson and Stenson round was probably one of the best battles that I can remember. To shoot six-under par like Mickelson did meant he had a chance to win, but Henrik had a very good way of avoiding that. To shoot eight under in the final round of a major, trying to win your fist major, I have a lot of respect for that.Danny Willett - Masters champion Masters champion Danny Willett was happy to see Henrik Stenson win his first major Thats golf at its finest - duelling it out, playing great. A lot of people are saying its reminiscent of Jack and Tom in 77 at Turnberry. It was unbelievable golf. I would be intrigued to see where the boys were hitting it because the scoring was phenomenal on that golf course.He is 40 years old and hes been in the game for many, many years. Hes going to be massively popular, everyone wants to see the good guys come through and do well, and Henrik is certainly one of them.Padraig Harrington - Two-time Open championWeve obviously seen different rounds with different guys where theres been a bit more drama. There was drama because Phil was there, but it was as consistent a round as youll see out there. Thats the best round of golf weve seen in the final round of major.Gary Player - Three-time Open champion Gary Player says there is no better player than 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson in the world at the moment Was it the best ever? Bobby Jones with a fat old shaft and a club face like a frying pan and a ball that went 70 yards less than today shot 285 at St Andrews to win in 1927 so we have to be very careful to say what is the best ever.Tony Jacklin - 1969 Open championSunday was right up there with 1977. The whole process of winning a major is about staying in the moment. Both players were out on their own, it was quite spectacular, and you could see the chemistry between them. Former Open champion Tony Jacklin explains what it felt like winning the Claret Jug at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 1969 It was wonderful golf in very, very difficult conditions. All power to Henrik and Phil. They deserve all the accolades they are going to get.Colin Montgomerie - Eight-time European Order of Merit winnerForty-under-par between the two of them is just remarkable. It will go down as one of the great, great days. We talked about 1977, the Watson-Nicklaus Duel in the Sun and it lasted nearly 40 years. Weve witnessed possibly something better. Butch Harmon - Sky Sports punditFor Phil, it must be pretty hard to get your head around it. He started the day one behind, went out and shot 65 and lost by three. How in the world can that happen? It happened because Henrik Stenson probably played the best round of golf that hes played in his life - and he had to. For Sky to broadcast The Open for the first time and we get this Sunday? Wow, thats special. Also See: VOTE: Best shot at The Open? Stunning Stenson wins The Open Stenson inspired by late friend Radar on wild weather at Troon Marco Reus Jersey . With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldnt be better. Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and Pittsburgh beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. Thomas Muller Germany Jersey . -- Jack Del Rio only wanted to talk about the Cowboys, not the Trojans.NEW YORK -- Shaun Livingston was flying all over the court. LeBron James could only sit and watch. Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Livingston had two baskets and two blocked shots in the second OT, finishing with 19 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and five assists over 51 minutes in a sensational effort while starting for injured Deron Williams. The Nets followed the lead of a player who spent years revitalizing a career that was sidetracked by a horrific knee injury, jumping on the Heat early and fighting them off late. "Gutsy. Gutsy," Kevin Garnett said. "I thought we fought for 48-plus minutes." Paul Pierce scored 23 points but missed jumpers that could have won it at the end of regulation and the first overtime. Still, the Nets remained unbeaten in 2014, adding a victory over the two-time defending NBA champions to their recent wins over Oklahoma City and Golden State. "It was huge," Livingston said. "Weve obviously been playing better as of late. I think our momentum that we were carrying into this game, were trying to ride that wave." James had 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but fouled out on an offensive foul with 36 seconds left in the first overtime and the Heat trailing by two. It was the first time that James fouled out in the regular season since 2008. Miami pushed it to a second overtime without him, but it was all Nets from there against a Heat team that was already missing Dwyane Wade and two other starters. James was visibly frustrated with his teammates in the first half -- he said he apologized at halftime for his attitude and body language. He was irate when Mirza Teletovic flagrantly fouled him, but nearly overcame all that to help Miami pull it out. "Were a no-excuse team, but right now we have three starters that didnt play," James said. "Even though weve got a lot of depth, it is hard to make up for three starters being out." Miami totalled six points in the overtimes, fewest ever in the shot clock era (since 1954-55) in a game that went at least two overtimes. Norris Cole scored 18 points, but Ray Allen was 2 of 14 for nine points in place of Wade, who rested his sore knees after playing 39 minutes in a loss at New York on Thursday. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers also sat out the game, which featured players on both teams wearing nicknnames on their jerseys, a first of its kind in the NBA. Sebastian Rudy Jersey. . Livingston and Johnson made the first two baskets of the second overtime, then Livingston blocked a shot by Cole. Pierce followed with a 3-pointer, Garnett made a jumper and Livingston spun into the lane for a dunk and a 104-93 lead. He had another block on Allen, who finally made the Heats only basket of the second OT on a wide-open layup with 16 seconds to go. The Heat came up with the idea to wear nicknames on their jerseys and wanted another team to participate, and the Nets were selected. So in place of the teams regular jerseys were ones reading names such as King James and J. Shuttlesworth (for Allens character, Jesus Shuttlesworth, in the film "He Got Game.") The Nets wore their road black jerseys with Truth (Pierce) and Big Ticket (Garnett). Gimmicks are nice but good games are even better, and the Heat and Nets delivered a great one. "This was a playoff atmosphere-type game," Pierce said. "You just felt the energy in the building." The Nets led 93-89 in the first OT and were still up two after James fouled out, but Cole pushed the ball up the court and nailed a jumper with 3.3 seconds to go to tie it. The Nets controlled the second extra period, handing Miami a second loss in two nights in the Big Apple and matching their win total for both November and December, with eight games left this month. Even short-handed, James and the Heat played as though they desperately wanted this one, erasing a 14-point deficit. James looked ready to fight when Teletovic wrapped his arms around James neck to stop a drive to the basket with a flagrant foul. "He went around my neck," James said. "Its not a basketball play." Said Teletovic: "Just tried to make a foul to stop the score. He shouldnt be reacting like that. Its OK. Its just basketball." It was tied at 89 with 40 seconds left after a free throw by James, and Pierces long jumper rimmed out as time expired. "They made bigger plays going down the stretch in the overtime," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "When we pushed it to that point, even with LJ out, we thought we had a chance. Guys really competed down the stretch." NOTES: The teams will wear the nickname jerseys again on March 12 and April 8 in Miami. The Heat will also wear them at home against Boston on Jan. 21. ... The Nets begin a three-game, three-country road trip Saturday in Toronto. They face the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in London, then return home to visit the Knicks on Jan. 20. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '