Jordan Spieth came back from the brink of complete capitulation to win the Open championship yesterday.
Spieth brought a three shot lead into the final round, but found himself one behind Matt Kuchar with five to play after a miraculous bogey on 13.
The American pair were tied on -8 on the 13th hole when Spieth’s tee shot disappeared beneath a dune.
The Texan took a drop from practically the driving range.
He managed to make birdie on the 14th before an eagle on 15.
He registered back-to-back birdies to give him a two-shot lead over Kuchar going into the final hole.
The 23-year-old lifted the Claret Jug after finishing up on -12 at Royal Birkdale, three clear of the field.
"When that putt went in was my first vocal appreciation of the day and I knew that we had momentum on our side and we were tied.
"All of a sudden I felt and believed that I could win that golf tournament, when 30 minutes prior and really the entire day after the fourth hole I didn't feel that way".