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Spieth Wins British Open in Nail-Biting Match

Spieth Wins British Open in Nail-Biting Match

Not even Tiger Woods won three majors this fast.

"I feel blessed to be able to play the game I love, but I don't compare myself". The only smart option was to take a one-shot penalty for an unplayable lie.

Spieth bogeyed three of the first four holes of the final round.

Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life on Sunday. Cameron was crying. After a roller-coaster back nine when he held it all together in the most trying of circumstances, daddy's emotions also showed. It didn't last long, as he nearly holed his tee shot on the next hole and made the birdie putt to tie Kuchar at 8 under.

The one exception was the 2016 Masters, where he frittered away a five-stroke advantage on the final nine holes and lost by three. Kuchar took dead aim at the flag on 18, cut hard left, but tugged his iron shot into the greenside pot and when he walked up the applause through the amphitheatre, found that his ball was dreadfully plugged.

"I took about 20 minutes to play a shot today. Makes a bomb, makes a clutch putt, and obviously, did what he had to do on 18".

After dropping three shots during a nervy front nine as Kuchar drew level, worse was to come for Spieth.

On Sunday, it appeared - at least for the first 13 holes at Royal Birkdale - that sip of red wine was coming back to haunt him.

The 63 put Li at 274, 6 under par, alone in third place as the Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar battled for the lead. But, aside from Kuchar, no one out on the course was within less than four shots of the lead.

No tournament is affected more by the weather than the British Open.

Spieth joins a dozen other golfers to have won three of the four majors.

Japan's world number two Hideki Matsuyama and Branden Grace of South Africa are both four-under with the latter fresh from becoming the first player ever to shoot a round of 62 in a major championship yesterday.

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Spieth, meanwhile, was stumbling early.

But Spieth rebounded on the fifth hole, putting it to 5 feet and making birdie to regain the lead.

The Open is shaping up to be a two man race.

After that he almost holed his tee shot at the 14th hole as the momentum swung back his way. Spieth fired a third round 65 in flawless weather. But he stumbled out of the blocks after beginning the day with a three-shot lead.

Right now, though, Jordan Spieth can enjoy a wire-to-wire victory at The Open that made him a golf legend.

Graeme McDowell tweeted that Kuchar was "collateral damage" amid Spieth's travails, but Kuchar said it didn't interrupt his momentum. My goal is to go out and play Royal Birkdale.

"I believe Matt Kuchar will win a major championship". At the British Open, the playoff comes immediately after the regulation holes finish. Yes, Dustin Johnson is a great talent and the top-rated player right now, but he just doesn't seem to match the charisma and likeability Spieth brings to the table.

But Spieth is not a fan of comparisons between him and the greats of the sport. "You just kind of got to change that in your mind".

Having dominated the top of the leaderboard since day one, Spieth was under serious pressure for the first time in the championship and he must have thought the Golfing Gods were starting to conspire against him.

"I was hitting it well, couldn't have asked to get off to a better start", McIlroy said. The wind was expected to increase, though nothing like the second round. "He hit a really good [approach] shot".

A record crowd has taken it all in.


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