Jordan Spieth captures third major, defies pressure in the British Open

Jordan Spieth captured the 2017 British Open in a dramatic way on Sunday at Royal Birkdal GC, Lancashire, England.

After leading three strokes going into the Final Round, Spieth had a nightmare in the first four holes by having three bogeys. It was a horrific opening a golfer that can experience, dropping three precious strokes. Spieth managed to stop the pain in the Par 4 fifth whole by putting in a birdie. However, Spieth again bogeyed the ninth hole for his nearest rival Matt Kuchar to tie the leaderboard at 8-under-par.

Spieth and Kuchar were tied throughout the 12th until Spieth bogeyed the 13th the dropped him out of the top of the leaderboard. Spieth birdied the 14th to tie then the shot the made the big difference was his 15th hole eagle pushing him to have two strokes advantage with two more holes to go. Spieth birdied the 17th hole to keep the distance with two strokes lead going into the 18th. Spieth finished the tournament at 12-under-par while Kuchar ended at 9-under par.

One of the biggest performers of the day was China’s Li Haotong who finished solo third place at 6-under-par. Rory McIlory scored 5-under-par to tie for the fourth place with Rafael Cabrera Bello.

Spieth won his third major title and he can capture the grandslam by winning the US Open in the coming month.

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