Jordan Spieth gifts replica of Open 3-iron to Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth Collage

It was one of
the most extraordinary moments in the Open Championship’s recent history.

On the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale, Jordan Spieth was tied on eight-under-par with Matt Kuchar when he hit arguably the worst drive of his career, which landed on the wrong side of a huge dune.

After lengthy discussions with rules officials, Spieth took an unplayable lie and was allowed to go back as far as he wanted to so long as it was on the same line.

He eventually placed his ball on the driving range, some 70 yards back from where his ball landed, played his approach shot which came to rest short of the green and then chipped and one-putted for bogey.

Kuchar made par to go one shot ahead but it proved to be the catalyst for the remainder of the Spieth’s round – he was four-over-par through 13 holes at that point – as he closed birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, par to win by three shots.

Now, a replica of that famed Titleist 3-iron has found a permanent home at the Open Championship venue after it received a ‘special delivery’ from Spieth yesterday.

Golf News

Amateur given 'one-time warning' after status violation
Broadcaster for 2019 US PGA Championship revealed
Pro makes 17 on a par-4 in Web.com Tour event
Tour winner to tee it up in inaugural Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am
Adam Scott blasts changes to the Rules of Golf

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Get the basics right
Watch
play button
Extend your arms through impact
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh says, ‘Turn, don’t slide’
Watch
play button
Keep the arms connected to the body
Watch
See all videos right arrow