SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion.
Spieth, who won the Travelers Championship last month with an memorable shot, used a remarkable string of holes on the back nine to hold off Matt Kuchar and win the third major championship of his career. He won by three shots — the same margin he started the day with — after a final round 1-under-69.
He played the last five holes in 5-under-par.
Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to snatch the tournament away from Kuchar. The sizzling stretch of play came after he made an improbable bogey from the driving range after taking an unplayable penalty shot.
Spieth’s remarkable stretch of golf came after he made an improbable bogey on the 13th hole after taking an unplayable lie and playing off the driving range.