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WATCH: How Jordan Spieth Won The Open Championship View More
Jordan Spieth kisses the Claret Jug following his victory at the Open Championship. (Photo credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

WATCH: How Jordan Spieth Won The Open Championship

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | It was difficult to believe that the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale could outdo the 2016 instalment at Royal Troon, but somehow it did. The 23-year-old Jordan Spieth had rounds of 65, 69, 65 and 69 to win by three from Matt Kuchar and give himself…

QUICK TAKE: Pursuers Face A Tall Sunday Task View More
Matt Kuchar during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Pursuers Face A Tall Sunday Task

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | In case what Jordan Spieth did over the first 53 holes of the Open Championship hadn’t sufficiently made the point of who is in charge at Royal Birkdale, he hammered it home a final time with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole early Saturday evening….

WATCH: Spieth Continues ‘Phenomenal’ Run View More
Jordan Spieth during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

WATCH: Spieth Continues ‘Phenomenal’ Run

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Jordan Spieth hated his second at the 18th but loved his third, a curling 20-footer which dropped for a birdie and the 65 which left him on 11-under-par 199 and three clear of Matt Kuchar going into the final round of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale….

OPINION: Lowest Round Great, But Not Greatest View More
Branden Grace of South Africa during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale (Photo credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

OPINION: Lowest Round Great, But Not Greatest

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – The inevitable arrived mid-afternoon Saturday at Royal Birkdale in the form of Branden Grace. In the third round of the 442nd major championship, Grace became the first player to shoot 62 and that was remarkable for any number of reasons, not the least of which is Grace…

NEWS: Grace Enters Historic Zone With 62 View More
Branden Grace of South Africa acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after shooting a 62, the lowest round in major history during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

NEWS: Grace Enters Historic Zone With 62

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | The scene was set for record breaking long before Branden Grace handed in the first 62 in the long history of major championship golf. Where, on Friday morning, the early players did not exactly inspire the later starters with their wind-tossed pars, bogeys and worse, the situation…

QUICK TAKE: Sunny Skies Not Expected To Last At Birkdale View More
Spectators huddle under umbrellas early in the morning of the first round at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Sunny Skies Not Expected To Last At Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – A gift arrived Thursday afternoon at the Open Championship. The sunshine. Relatively gentle breezes. And almost no hint that when Mark O’Meara hit the opening tee shot at 6:45 a.m. at Royal Birkdale the weather was frightful. It was cold. It was blowing. It was raining. The…