It’s time to light the tower again for Jordan Speith.
The former Texas standout captured the third leg of his personal slam by winning The Open Championship. His blistering back nine on Sunday becomes one of the most legendary finishes in golf history.
Spieth went 5-under over the final five holes to claim the title. He becomes the second Longhorn to claim The Open, joining Justin Leonard.
Spieth, who turns 24 on Thursday, also is the youngest American ever claim The Open.
He finished 12-under par, carding a three-shot victory over second-place finisher Matt Kuchar in Southport, England.
“This is a dream come true for me, absolutely a dream come true,” Spieth said afterward in remarks reported by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. “I was able to drink a bit of wine out of it when Zach Johnson won it two years ago and a lot of people told me it was bad luck. I started to believe them a bit through nine holes today.
“But, boy, this feels good to have this in my hands.”
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) July 23, 2017