Jordan Wins The Open

Jordan Spieth says he will enjoy his Open victory more than anything he has achieved in golf after playing the "best five-hole stretch of his life".

Spieth lost his three-shot overnight lead by the turn on Sunday and trailed Matt Kuchar after bogeying the 13th.

But he then went on a run of birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie before making par at the last to finish on 12 under and win by three shots at Royal Birkdale.

"I feel fortunate the way everything happened," said the 23-year-old.

"I'll thoroughly enjoy this. It's as much of a high as I've ever experienced. I'll enjoy it more than anything I've achieved."

Spieth sent a wayward drive 120 yards right of the fairway and into the deep rough on the 13th hole.

After discussing with the R&A rules officials, he took a penalty drop and played what became his third shot, more than 20 minutes after he struck his drive and went on to make bogey.

He said memories of Augusta in 2016, when he squandered a five-shot lead at the Masters, crept into his head but praised caddie Michael Greller for some wise words. He then picked up five shots on the next four holes to retake the lead, before finishing with a par to claim his third Major.

"That five-hole stretch is by far the best stretch of golf I have ever played," he Said.

"To have it be at a major championship in the final round on Sunday, I'll have to sit back and think about it later on."

 

Posted on 24th Jul 2017