Open Championship Recap: Spieth Wins Third Major
Open Championship Recap: Spieth Wins Third Major

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The history of sports is littered with remarkable athletes who, even on The Greatest Day They Ever Had, came up short against the truly elite. That's what happened to Matt Kuchar on Sunday.

Kuchar was stalking Jordan Spieth for four days and finally wrested the lead with five holes to play in the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. At that point, Spieth shifted gears and overwhelmed the gallant Kuchar the way Road Runner would leave Wile E. Coyote in the dust at just the moment before capture.

Spieth is the Champion Golfer of the Year, besting Kuchar by three strokes, though it was so much closer than that.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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