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9:20AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Matt Kuchar dealt crushing blow after leading British Open with five to play

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England — Matt Kuchar called it crushing, having a chance at age 39 to win his first major, coming from behind to take the lead and then having it all snatched away by a remarkable performance from his playing partner — and friend — Jordan Spieth.

Kuchar moved a shot in front at the 13th hole of the final round of the 146th British Open yesterday when Spieth took about a half hour to declare an unplayable lie, take a drop on the driving range and scramble for an amazing one-putt bogey.

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2:55PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Jordan Spieth shoots 65 to lead British Open by three shots

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England — On a day when Branden Grace made golfing history, shooting the lowest round ever in a major championship, Jordan Spieth continued along the path to making his own.

Playing early, Grace shot a 62 on Saturday in the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Playing in the last group of the day, Spieth shot a 65 and has a three-stroke lead as he tries to become the second youngest player to win three majors.

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2:52PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Branden Grace’s 62 at British Open sets major championship record

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England — Branden Grace said he wasn’t aware of what had been accomplished, but his caddy knew quite well.

“You’re in the history books,” Zack Rasego told Grace after Grace shot a 62 Saturday in the third round of the British Open, the lowest round ever in a major golf championship. And that’s 422 majors over 157 years.

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6:40AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Jordan Spieth toughs out windy, rainy conditions to lead British Open

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England — With a 2:48 p.m. starting time, Jordan Spieth could watch a bunch of the British Open on television before he showed up at Royal Birkdale.

Wind, rain, cold, the type of weather associated with links golf, was on his horizon. He wasn’t exactly excited about playing. “I would gladly have stayed on the couch,” he said. “Even par? I would have loved that.”

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4:56PM

Newsday (N.Y.): British Open: Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Kopeka, Matt Kuchar lead after first day

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England — This first round of the 146th British Open was less about weather Thursday, although there was a wee bit of rain and considerable wind, than it was about names, big names.

Three of the biggest, Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar, each shot a five-under par 65 at Royal Birkdale to top an impressive leaderboard.

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