Jordan Spieth Survives Slow Start to Win British Open

Jordan Spieth overcame a rocky start on Sunday, shooting a 69 to finish 12-under and claim his first title at the tournament.

Spieth opened with bogeys on Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 9 before a wild tee shot on No. 13 put him nearly 100 yards off course and forced him to take a shot next to a truck.

That allowed Matt Kuchar—who came into Sunday’s final round three strokes behind Spieth—to temporarily take the lead. But Spieth recovered in remarkable fashion, posting three birdies and an eagle on his next four holes to steal the championship back from Kuchar.

After his victory, Spieth held up the Claret Jug and joked about how he feared he had jinxed himself earlier in his career.

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