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Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

I am not ashamed to admit that I thought Spieth was dead and buried after surrendering his three-stroke lead to Matt Kuchar on No. 13 of The Open Championship on Sunday, his fifth bogey of the final round. Almost a half hour later, Spieth mustered a bogey on the hole and fell behind Kuchar by a stroke.

Grace started the final round seven shots behind leader Jordan Spieth and knew it would be very hard to win the tournament from that position.

By the slenderest of margins, he became the second player to win three legs of golf's Grand Slam before turning 24, joining the 18-time major victor Jack Nicklaus.

Spieth famously squandered a five-shot lead with nine holes to play at Augusta National in 2016, with Willett taking full advantage to claim his first major title thanks to a superb closing 67. "I'm playing really well. If you told me after making the cut, you're going to finish tied sixth I would have taken it". And when the 23-year-old bogeyed the 13th, having taken an age to find his ball after a wayward drive and get a ruling, he trailed Kuchar by one and memories of his capitulation at last year's Masters must have come into his mind.

Jordan Spieth appeared to be melting down during the final round of the 2017 British Open when he hit his tee shot on the 13th hole so far right it was hard to tell if he was still on the course.

"But I feel like with the way my game is I'll definitely have a great chance at the PGA".

And, if you look at the final scoreboard for Sunday's round, Spieth shot a respectable one-under to finish -12 for the entire tournament. Now, on the day when he was up against it the way he was, he had played the greatest four-hole stretch in major championship golf history. "And I believe that he'll do it sometime soon", said Spieth. "I'm looking forward to the next few weeks".

It brought him down to 10 under, two ahead of playing partner and fellow American Matt Kuchar, who made par.

"It's crushing. It hurts".

He approached the tee box on No. 13 tied for the lead with Kuchar at 8-under.

But this doesn't mean that it's impossible for Spieth to catch and pass Nicklaus.

Along with Nicklaus, the other players to have completed the career Grand Slam are Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen.

"He's won 11 tournaments and I had won eight before 24", Nicklaus, now 77, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

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