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Jordan Spieth Shows He's A Closer; 5-Under Over Last Five Holes Wins British Open

Jordan Spieth Shows He's A Closer; 5-Under Over Last Five Holes Wins British Open

Jordan Spieth was standing at the edge.

Not just the edge of a steep hill overlooking the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale — the result of a drive that sailed 100 yards wide right — but the edge of another meltdown in a major championship, this time the British Open.

How he escaped to lift the Claret Jug, holding off a hard-charging Matt Kuchar by three strokes, will be the stuff of golf lore.

With his own grit and determination — and the encouragement of his caddy — Spieth turned a horrendous situation into perhaps the greatest moment of his career, and that includes winning the Masters and U.S. Open in 2013.

"Today took as much...

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