Spieth beats demons, Kuchar at Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth holds a trophy on a golf course

Jordan Spieth produced one of the greatest major comebacks ever as he took out the British Open hosted at Royal Birkdale Golf Club on the weekend of 23 July.

Starting the final round with a 3 stroke lead, Spieth began his round on the back foot, bogeying three of the first 4 holes. After 9 holes, Spieth’s fellow American and Ryder Cup teammate, Matt Kuchar had made up the gap and presented as a threat to Spieth and his Claret Jug quest.

On the 13th, Kuchar took the lead, after Spieth sprayed his tee shot into the sand dunes, then took a controversial 20 minutes for a ruling which included an unplayable drop onto the practice range and playing his next shot with between two golf company trucks. This resulted in almost fortunate bogey.

After a turbulent start, Spieth rallied and went on one of the greatest scoring runs in major history with a 5-hole stretch all golfers dream of; birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie and a par. This stunning display of golf left Spieth 3 strokes clear of Kuchar and enabled him to be only the second player in history along with Jack Nicklaus to claim 3 of the 4 majors before his 24th birthday.