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Henrik Stenson with the Claret Jug at the 145th Open.

Henrik Stenson has crazy plans for Claret Jug should he retain

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As far as rituals that champions have had with their trophies go, not many can compare to Henrik Stenson's Claret Jug from The Open.

Proceedings at the 146th Open are now underway at Royal Birkdale, and Henrik Stenson already has prior commitments with the coveted Claret Jug.

After winning the tournament last year, Stenson took the Claret Jug jet-skiing. Yes, jet-skiing.

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Stenson videoed himself jet-skiing with the Claret Jug in a harness strapped to his chest, and it seems like the golfer has crazy plans for it once again, should he retain it.

When talking about the infamous trophy, Stenson revealed all about his activities with the jug, and what he has in store should he retain.

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He said: "The most unusual place I took it must have been a jet-ski in Orlando."

As well as putting "some drinks of French heritage" in the Claret Jug, Stenson also revealed that he had put soft drinks in the jug for his children.

However, Stenson does not plan to leave it there.

Next on his agenda, should he retain his title, will be to take the Claret Jug skydiving!

"If I defend my title and win again, I'll take the Claret Jug skydiving."

145th Open Championship - Day Four

Henrik Stenson will be able to do that in a week's time if he can repeat the success he had at The Open last year in Scotland. He overcame an immense amount of pressure to beat the veteran Phil Mickelson, and did so in spectacular fashion - scoring a record-low Sunday score of just 63.

It is clear that the Giant of Gothenburg is as cool away from the Green as he is on it.

If he plays as well as he did last year, let's hope that Claret Jug doesn't have a fear of heights!

The tournament is now well underway and should prove to be a good one!

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Phil Mickleson
Tiger Woods
US Open Golf
PGA Championships
Golf
Rory McIlroy
The Open
PGA Tour

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