Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter now have something in common. They both got their hearts broken at Royal Birkdale. Nine years ago, Poulter holed a 15-footer on the final green that he thought would give him The Open title. That's when Padraig Harrington came home in 32, with an eagle on the 71st hole, to win by four. Poulter was crushed, and now Kuchar can relate. Playing alongside Jordan Spieth, Kuchar was one shot clear with five holes to play, shot 2 under the rest of the way … and lost by three. “I haven’t really spoken to Matt in person, I just said to him, ‘Congratulations,’” Poulter said. “Second place is always kind of a bittersweet feeling. … “I’ve been in that position, and it’s a hard
The 29-minute scene that unfolded on the 13th hole Sunday at Royal Birkdale played a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of The Open, and it's a scene that will be replayed for years to come. But what was it like inside the ropes with the claret jug hanging in the balance? "Just absolute chaos," said Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller. Greller shared some of the emotions he experienced in the moment during a recent interview with Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Greller explained that the biggest battle intially was simply finding the ball, which had bounded off a spectator even farther right than he expected. "I was forearm shivving guys in the crowd there initially," Greller said. "And then
On Sunday, Jordan Spieth won his third major championship, further proving that the gamble Under Armour took on a little-known, 19-year-old golfer in 2013 was a brilliant one. Among Under Armour's bevy of MVPs and tops-in-their-sport athletes, is Spieth, the face of their golf line. As was the case with many of the other athletes on Team Under Armour, they jumped on Spieth's bandwagon early, long before he was a household name.