Jordan Spieth, USA, digs deep to win The Open, with a stunning finish to secure the victory on the links of Royal Birkdale Golf Club, in England.
Jordan struggled today carding three bogey’s in his first four holes, a birdie followed on the next hole, but two more bogeys saw him sinking down. He recovered with some good putting to win the 146th The Open with three birdies and an Eagle in his last five holes, giving him a last round total of -1 under par 69, and a three shot winning margin at -12 under ;
“It’s incredible, this is one of the most sought after trophies in the world and the most sought after in our sport and to be able to have my name on it and already see that is a dream come true.”
“My last goal now is to try and complete a career grand slam.”
“Somehow it came from an errant drive, a crazy drop and a bogey to get me going.”
“After that one went in I stuffed a six iron at the next hole and that putt went in. I was uncomfortable on the greens and all of a sudden I couldn’t miss.”
“Tremendous mental strength to be able to come back and finish that way with a couple of good breaks and Matt got a couple of bad breaks as well.”
“I don’t know how I shot one under today.”
Matt Kuchar secured an American 1-2, also with a final round -1 under par 69, he was three shots clear of the third place at -9 under for the tournament.
Grabbing third place was Haotong Li, from China, returning the low round of the day, -7 under par 63, for a -6 under total.
Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain,-2 under 68 today, and Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, with -3 under 67 shared fourth place at -5 under par.