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Spieth secures astonishing British Open win


It was a wild ride but Jordan Spieth got there in the end.

JORDAN Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected. But not like anyone could have imagined.

On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal Birkdale and lost the lead for the first time all weekend, Spieth bounced back with a collection of clutch shots, delivering a rally that ranks among the best.

A near ace. A 50-foot eagle putt. A 30-foot birdie putt.

Jarrod Sierocki

Jordan Spieth heads up a dune on the 13th hole.Source:Getty Images

Spieth played the final five holes in five under and closed with a 1-under 69 for a three-shot victory over Matt Kuchar, giving him the third leg of the career Grand Slam and a chance to be the youngest to win them all next month at the PGA Championship.

“This is a dream come true for me,” Spieth said, gazing at his name on the silver claret jug.

“Absolutely a dream come true.”

For so much of the final round, it felt like a…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/sport/golf/british-open-jordan-spieth-powers-home-after-dreadful-start-to-beat-matt-kuchar-and-win-at-royal-birkdale/news-story/0b08787264f8d1cc237a04ece7a3b212

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