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We owe you special thanks. This is as much his as mine. Thank you Mikey, you deserve all the credit in the world for this championship. I drank some wine from the Claret Jug when Zach Johnson won it two years ago and people said that was bad luck.
I started to believe them too after nine holes today. I got the good breaks today. What a great champion Matt is and a class act. I took about 20 minutes to play a shot today. Matt took it in his stride with a smile.
He sets a great example for all of us. Thank you very much, what an incredible honour. Matt and I grew up together, we live close, our kids play together. I feel for him. After a dismal start to the final day, Spieth finished like a champion, putting out to finish on under. The American took a three-shot lead into the final round but was at one point pegged back by compatriot Matt Kuchar.
But a stunning run of two birdies and an eagle in three holes fired him to his third Major - and first Claret Jug. Spieth took a penalty on the 13th hole for an unplayable lie, entitling him to go back in a straight line as far as he liked to find a favourable place to drop.
Read the full story from a thrilling final day at Royal Birkdale here. He pars the 18th to retain his two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, who put up one hell of a fight to make it a dramatic final day at Royal Birkdale. At the French Open last month, the world No. Twenty minutes later, his mother waded into the stagnant water to retrieve it — only to toss it back in when she saw it was broken.
Players still on the course collapsed in laughter and the scene went viral on social media. I was really sorry for her. You give me a lot hard time. I am quite happy. It was awesome, unbelievable. It means a lot. It is a dream come true.
So now Spieth with his fourth shot on the par 4 After that horrendous tee shot, Spieth has taken an unplayable line and is going a long way back to take his shot.
Spieth drives horribly at the 13th and, for the first time today, Kuchar is now favourite with the bookies. Haotong Li is still their nearest challenger in the clubhouse having finished his round six under. Kuchar birdies the ninth and Speith misses a four-footer for par and bogeys to go three over for the day. Londoner Alfie Plant mapped out his intention to turn pro after collecting the Silver Medal.
His win is a huge tonic for his close-knit family who have a funeral on Tuesday for his lategreat-grandmother Joyce. Plant, 25, who had his brother on the bag, now plans to turn pro after the Walker Cup when he intends to go to tour school. After a final round 73 for a six-over total, Plant said: By Alex Richards Sports writer. James Whaling Digital Sports Journalist. Video Loading Video Unavailable.
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Sign up No thanks. Sign up for the For The Win daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Success Thanks for signing up. Jordan Spieth is dreaming of retaining the Claret Jug after a standout third round left him in a share of the overall lead with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner. The trio were locked together on nine under par at the end of a thrilling day in perfect conditions. Spieth had started the day at three-under for the tournament, but made his intentions clear with a stunning eagle at the par -4 first hole — the rest of his round featured four birdies and not a single dropped shot for a six-under-par But few golfers have ever captivated a crowd quite like Woods in his pomp and it was like watching a tape from years gone by as he pulled the driver out of the bag and went on the attack.
He began the day on level par after two steady rounds, tied for 29th. Six birdies propelled him rapidly upwards. Woods, playing at his first British Open since when he missed the cut at St Andrews, began his charge with a birdie at the fourth and picked up another shot at the sixth.
When a foot birdie putt trundled across the ninth green and into the cup it seemed like something special was brewing.