ROYAL BIRKDALE, 23 July 2017, (HK Golfer News Wire) - The American entered the day three shots clear of Matt Kuchar but found himself a shot behind his countryman with five holes to play on a remarkable afternoon at Royal Birkdale.
A stunning birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie run followed that saw him sign for a 69 and a 12 under par total that gave him a three-shot victory over his playing partner who also recorded a 69.
After winning the Masters Tournament and US Open in 2015, Spieth has now been crowned Champion Golfer of the Year for the first time and is just one step away from the career grand slam.
"It's incredible," he said. "This is one of the most sought after trophies in the world and the most sought after in our sport and to be able to have my name on it and already see that is a dream come true.
"My last goal now is to try and complete a career grand slam.
"Somehow it came from an errant drive, a crazy drop and a bogey to get me going. After that one went in I stuffed a six iron at the next hole and that putt went in. I was uncomfortable on the greens and all of a sudden I couldn't miss.
"Tremendous mental strength to be able to come back and finish that way with a couple of good breaks and Matt got a couple of bad breaks as well. I don't know how I shot one under today."