Spieth Wins British Open

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 23:44:57-04

Jordan Spieth has been named the British Open champion.

Spieth 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.