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Open Championship wrap after third round

When it was Jordan Spieth’s turn, he moved.It wasn’t simple, but Jordan Spieth sealed the deal late and won the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by three over Matt Kuchar on Sunday.”Extremely pleased”, said Spieth of his position, having moved to 11-under-par in his bid to add this title to his 2015 Masters and US Open triumphs. There was a wild, sideways saga at the 13th hole where Spieth took an unplayable and had to hit a shot off the driving range.”He was playing good and making putts, ” said Els, who shot 74 in the final round.Brendan Grace shot the lowest score on the day with a 62, -8 on the day, -4 on the tournament.On one of the lowest-scoring day’s in this event for many a year – Grace took pride of place as he became the first male to sign for a 62 in a Major – Spieth carded a flawless five-under-par 65 as he moved nearly effortlessly to 11-under-par.Though Sunday morning’s weather was dry, bright and calm, the winds are anticipated to pick up by the time Spieth and Kuchar – who is yet to win a major – take to the course.”That would have put me a bit closer to the lead going out today and maybe I would have been able to put a bit of pressure on the guys in front of me”. As you’ve heard a million times already – he produced a history-making 62.With his win at -12 under, Spieth is the youngest American to win the Open Championship and joins Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three legs of the Grand Slam before turning 24.Spieth separated himself from the field with a third-round 65, matching his score from the first round. Connelly went on to shoot 66 and end the day in a tie for third. It got worse before it got better.The early attention poured onto Grace, and soon afterwards the leading pair of Spieth and Matt Kuchar were teeing off, meanwhile Johnson went about his business and shot a bogey-free 64, six under par.QUOTEWORTHY: “I understand that leads can be squandered quickly, and I also understand how you can keep on rolling on one”.”To be in after two days and be under par for this championship after the way I started, I’m ecstatic with that”, McIlroy said, per Ferguson.This Open title is also redemption for that fateful Masters Sunday previous year, when Spieth’s hopes of back-to-back Green Jackets, both leading from start-to-finish, drowned in Rae’s Creek on the 12th hole in the final round. So it was a humbling experience that I thought at the time could serve me well going forward. “I think it has to do with I’m very confident with how I’m hitting it”.Two months ago when Spieth went searching for answers off the face of a new putter the idea that he could go wire-to-wire at Royal Birkdale would have been met with a measure of skepticism.China’s Li Haotong is suddenly in the mix at the British Open. It has to do with it was someone else’s day, and I didn’t play as well as I should have.Miller, to use a cliché, has forgotten far more about golf than I will ever learn. “And if I win (today), it has nothing to do with that, either”.