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Jordan Spieth wins British Open to claim another major

Jordan Spieth wins British Open to claim another major

Woods, who is sidelined from tournament golf while he addresses a dependency on prescription medication, was five months past his 24th birthday when he won his third of the four majors, the 2000 United States Open. "I started to believe them a bit through nine holes today!"

If Spieth shoots under par in his final round, he will be the first player to shoot in the 60s in every round of a British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Spieth has the experience and knows what it takes to win the major and is terrific front-runner on the final rounds. That history-making run was highlighted by a 40-foot eagle putt on No. 15. He pointed to his caddie and told him to get the ball out of the hole, pumped his fist, and walked off the green.

Spieth sliced his tee shot nearly 50 metres right, over a tall sand dune near the driving range.

Spieth is trying for his first British Open title.

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He made birdie at each of his last four holes.

A wildly errant tee shot on the 13th evoked memories of last year's Masters meltdown when Spieth threw away the green jacket with a disastrous quadruple seven around Augusta National's Amen Corner.

Spieth - who was at least 100 yards from the 13th fairway - was in between equipment trucks and railings as he lined up his third shot.

"Just go out there and play well and try to limit the mistakes, and get off to a fast start again like I've done the last couple of days and just try to keep it going".

It was now Kuchar in the lead, for a nanosecond.




Playing with South Africa's Ernie Els, a two-time former British Open victor, Li sealed his superb effort with an immaculate approach shot to within five feet of the pin on 18, leaving an easy birdie putt.

Li charged up to third at six under, becoming only the fourth man to shoot 63 in the final round of this event.

Spieth, however, showed just what he had learnt. "The shot on 18 was just phenomenal". Putting and injuries have been major issues for the four-time major champion this year, but he seems to be peaking.

Spieth, meanwhile, was stumbling early.

On the fifth, a birdie helped Spieth regain the lead and sole possession of the lead.

Yes, Spieth is aiming and trending for the stratosphere, for Trevino (six majors) and Hogan (nine majors) and beyond.

Jordan Spieth's remarkable recovery shot on the 13th. "Conservatively aggressive, I guess you could say is the best way to put that", said Koepka on Saturday.

Kuchar was initially unable to fully capitalise on his playing partner's woes. First came Liang Wen-Chong in 2008 (at the age of 29), also at Birkdale, before Ashun Wu made his Open debut in 2013 at the age of 28.

Royal Birkdale has seen great performances from Asian golfers before at the British Open. Grace finished the week tied for sixth at 4 under, but he will always be remembered as the first to break 63 in a major.

What Spieth did in the third round was to separate himself against his biggest rivals like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler.

The victory means Spieth joins Jack Nicklaus in becoming one of just two players to win three majors before the age of 24 and he can surpass Tiger Woods as the youngest victor of a career grand slam by claiming next month's US PGA at Quail Hollow. The wind was expected to increase, though nothing like the second round.


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