Golf Jordan Spieth Wins British Open – What’s Next? By Charles McCalister Posted on July 25, 2017 5 min read 0 0 113 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr On Sunday, Jordan Spieth played out of his skin at the Royal Birkdale and won the 146th British Open Championship. Spieth was bad off the tee and on the brink of another disaster in a major game. The one shot that he drove from the range was wild and resulted in him losing the lead for the 1st time during the weekend. He however got back into the game with different clutch shots and launched an astounding rally that can be compared with the best. The last 5 holes were finished by Spieth in 5 under and the game was closed by him with 1-under 69, which gave him a 3-shot victory against Matt Kuchar. This win means that he now has the third trophy of a career Grand Slam, needing just one more at the PGA Championship. If he wins the tournament next month, then he will become the youngest professional golfer to win a career Grand Slam. Jordan Loses Lead Jordan lost his 3-shot lead after he missed 4 putts within eight feet on the front 9. When the par-4 tee shot fell 75 yards to the fairway’s right and got buried in the grass of a really steep dune, a defeat for him looked certain. This was also the time when it looked like that he was also set to lose his reputation as being a dependable closer. Spieth then opted for an unplayable lie and took a penalty shot. After he came to know that the practice range had come into play, he trotted really far back and all way next to the equipment/gear trucks. There was a blind shot taken with a 3-iron which crossed over the dunes to a fairway strewn with pot bunkers and it luckily avoided all of them, eventually landing next to the green. Kuchar’s Waiting Game Kuchar was kept waiting for nearly half an hour while Spieth planned his escape out of the predicament. He subsequently missed his fifteen foot birdie putt. Jordan then played above to the bunker to seven feet and did not miss his putt. He thus escaped the play with only a bogey, but fell behind the lead for the very first time. This is when the miraculous Houdini act of Spieth began! Jordan used a 6-iron and hit the ball just next to the pin at the par-3 fourteenth; it came really close but did not turn into a hole-in-one. Spieth then smoothly rolled the birdie putt across 4 feet and thus tied the leader Kuchar. After this new breath of life, the young master finished a 50-foot eagle putt and asked his caddie to get the ball. Then, a 30-foot birdie got the emotions flowing at the 16th and Spieth had the lead by 2. Then on the par-5 17th, Kuchar successfully holed a 20 foot birdie putt, while Jordan holed another birdie and ensure a 2-shot lead up the last hole. The win for the soon-to-be-24-year-old came soon after and placed him in hallowed territory alongside golfing greats like Nicklaus.