Jordan Spieth went on an epic run on the final five holes to win the British Open on Sunday, but it might never have happened if not for his caddie saving the day on the wild 13th hole. At No. 13, Spieth hit his tee shot about 100 yards to the right of the fairway. After a nearly 15-minute delay, Spieth eventually decided to declare an unplayable lie and take a drop farther back on the practice range.
A Yorkshireman to a tee, Danny Willett was not prepared to apply a single coat of sugar to the dubious honour of teeing off first in the final round of the 146th Open Championship. “It was amazing,” Willett said, with several dollops of heavy sarcasm. A year ago, Willett bestrode the Open Championship as Masters champion, the world seemingly at his feet.
Canada's Austin Connelly did not hang around after finishing in a six-way tie for 14th place in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday Barely dwelling on his first experience of a major, the 20-year-old headed off to the airport for his next tournament in Germany, one more stop on his rapid rise up golf's crowded career ladder. Asked what he intended to do next, he said: "Next week I'm going to Germany.