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3:31PM

Los Angeles Times: Awe-inspiring Jordan Spieth has the tools to complete a career Grand Slam. And he's only 24

By Art Spander
Los Angeles Times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He’s one of many: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy — all winners, champions. Yet Jordan Spieth also is one of a kind, a golfer who has others in awe, has them using words such as intangible when reflecting on his game.

“You can’t really describe it,” said Ernie Els when called on to analyze Spieth’s success, most recently in the British Open. Spieth was about to self-destruct with a terrible tee shot but went five under the last five holes to win.

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9:23AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Jordan Spieth scrambles to British Open win

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was playing against one of the world’s best golf courses, against his friend Matt Kuchar and no less significantly against himself. On one of the longest days in the 146-year history of British Open he was able triumph over all three.

Spieth, having tossed away the lead and seemingly the Open, burst out with an eagle and three birdies Sunday to go 5-under par the last five holes, win by three shots and at age 23 join the great Jack Nicklaus as the only golfer to win three majors before the age of 24, which he turns Thursday.

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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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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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