Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, a three-time major winner and the youngest player since Jack Nicklaus to grab three legs of golf’s Grand Slam. Spieth, who turns 24 on July 27, will soon have a chance to win that last leg. The PGA Championship begins on August 10 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Just when it looked like Spieth might be throwing away a major opportunity with a wild drive on the par-4 13th hole, he miraculously recovered to make a bogey. Then, beginning on the par-3 14th hole, the youthful Texan exploded for three birdies and an eagle in a four-hole stretch.
“This is that 35-inch dagger he carries in his bag,” said NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller as Spieth rolled in a 48-foot eagle putt on the par-5 15th hole.
It was over. Jordan Spieth follows Henrik Stenson as champion golfer of the year. He gave a nice speech and slapped hands with the gallery.
Later that night, Spieth was seen on social media drinking from the Claret Jug as his tour pals Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler hammed it up.
Jordan Spieth’s Clubs
Driver: Titleist 915D2 (Aldila nv2kxv 70), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 915F, 15 degrees
Irons: (3) Titleist 718 T-MB; (4) Titleist 716 T-MB; (5-9): Titleist 716 AP2; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM6
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (52, 56, 60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x