The third major of the year, the prestigious Open Championship, has wrapped up with jordan spieth winning and a historic 62 being shot on Saturday by South African Branden Grace. The championship was definitely filled with drama in a duel between Spieth and Matt Kuchar that saw no one besides Haotong Li, who started the day 12 shots back, make a move.

How Spieth captured the Open Championship

Going into the final round, Jordan Spieth had a 3-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, with US Open winner Brooks Kopeka and 20-year-old Canadian Austin Connelly tied for third, 6-shots behind Spieth. However, Spieth played the first four holes 3-over par and was tied with Kuchar at 8-under.

China's Haotong Li started early and shot a 7-under 63 to finish as the leader in the clubhouse at 6-under par, proving the only competition for Spieth outside of Kuchar.

Standing on the 13th tee, Spieth and Kuchar were still tied at 8-under par, with Spieth having 4 bogeys and only one birdie for the day. Spieth then hit a horrendous tee shot that went about 100 yards to the right of the fairway and ended up in thick grass on a hill past where the patrons were watching. He then had to take a one-shot relief penalty and move his ball back to the nearby driving range by the equipment trucks.

He somehow hit a miraculous shot over the tall dune hills that ended up short of the green and the nearby bunker and proceeded to make a clutch chip and putt to make it out with only a bogey, falling one shot behind Kuchar.

Spieth then turned into a robot, as if the golfing gods had empowered him upon that hill on the 13th hole. He rattled off a birdie, then holed a 50-foot eagle and then had two more birdies to take control, shooting 5-under par over the last five holes. Kuchar only shot 1-under and Spieth bested him by three-strokes, 12-under to 9-under.

The stats behind Spieth's historic third major

This was the first major in which Jordan Spieth has shot all four rounds in the 60s, despite the fact that he had 5 bogeys today after only having 4 in the first three rounds. With his victory, Spieth became the second youngest player to win three legs of the career grand slam, only behind Jack Nicklaus.

He also joined Nicklaus as one of the only players to win three majors before turning 24 in the Masters Era (since 1934). However, Spieth became the first player ever to win at least 10 PGA Tour events and three majors before turning 24.

Spieth also shot the lowest total score at the Open Championship for the Royal Birkdale course. He shot 268, breaking Ian Baker-Finch's record of 272 from 1991. He also has the second wire-to-wire win at the course, joining Lee Trevino in 1971. He also became only the third wire-to-wire winner in the last 40 years at the Open, joining Tiger Woods (2005) and Rory McIIroy (2014). Finally, he was the youngest American to win the Open and the youngest overall since Seve Ballesteros in 1979.

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