By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Jordan Speith had to overcome a potential collapse to win The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. On the 13th hole, Speith bogeyed the hole and his three-stroke lead coming into Sunday almost went away.
After bogeying the 13th after his tee shot went 40-yards away from the fairway, he birdied three of the final five holes. He finished with a final round 69 to get his hands on the Claret Jug.
Speith had a -12 under on the tournament with a 268. The 23-year-old Texan has also won The Masters and the U.S. Open, both in 2015.
He had to hold off his tee-time partner Matt Kuchar. The American finished with a final round 69.
Kuchar went -1 on Sunday and had a -9 on the tournament. On the back nine, he had two birdies on holes 15 and 17.
He also had two birdies on holes 2 and 9 on the front nine. Those made up for the bogeys that he had on holes 3 and 6.
Hao Thong Li was the third-place finisher. Li had a final round 63 and went -7 on Sunday, but finished with a -6 on the tournament.
Li birdied five of the nine holes on the back nine, including on the final four holes. He had just two birdies on the front nine, which came on holes 8 and 9.
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