The Open: Jordan Spieth claims The Claret Jug after dramatic final round duel with Matt Kuchar

Jordan Spieth has won his third major with a remarkable three-stroke victory over fellow American Matt Kuchar.

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Jordan Spieth has become the youngest winner of The Open since Seve Ballesteros, and joins Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to have won three of the four majors before the age of 24 after an epic final round duel with Matt Kuchar.

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Spieth leads The Open as Aussies fall away: Round 2 video highlights

Jordan Spieth holds a two-stroke lead going into the weekend at the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.

Catch up with all the action from a wet, windy and exciting Round 2 at Royal Birkdale. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/PY1BfctIz2

— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 2017

In tough, windy conditions Jordan Spieth fired an impressive 1-under par, that included a majestic eagle at the par-5 15th to grab a two shot cushion from his fellow countryman Matt Kuchar.

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American trio lead as Aussies off to slow start at The Open: Round 1 wrap and video highlights

Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka lead The Open through round one at Royal Birkdale.

Check out the best of the action from today’s Round 1 highlights from #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/iYwEPKMyrp

— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 2017

Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka shot 5-under 65 opening rounds to share the lead after round one of The 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale but each played a very different round.

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Henrik Stenson arrives with the Claret Jug in a futuristic looking Mercedes-Benz

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson got a futuristic ride to Royal Birkdale to return the Claret Jug.

Each year The Open champion receives a replica of The Claret Jug to take away with him, only to have to return it the following year. The 2016 Open winner Henrik Stenson returned with the Claret Jug in fine style with a ride in the futuristic-looking Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion research car.

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WATCH: Remembering Peter Thomson’s two Open victories at Royal Birkdale in 1954 and 1965

The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale in the north-west of  England this week and it holds a special place for Australian golfers.

Ian Baker-Finch raised the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale in 1991 (we’ll get to that in another post) but we first wanted to look back at Peter Thomson two victories there; the first of his Open Championship victories in 1954 and the last of his five in 1965.

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Australians watch the weather as all 11 handed late tee times at 2017 Open Championship

The fate of Australian hopes at The Open may lay in the laps of the weather gods after all 11 were given afternoon tee times for their opening round.

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Few golf tournaments are as affected by the weather as The Open. Traditionally played on wind-swept links golf courses, the chances of a player getting his hands on The Claret Jug can be decided by the time at which they tee off on Thursday and Friday.

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Fox Sports launches exclusive, dedicated Open Championship channel

Dedicated channel switches July 17, Exclusively live action from start to finish, Watch on the go with multi-platform coverage.

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Media release via Fox Sports:

FOX SPORTS is gearing up for its biggest ever coverage of The Open Championship, with fans able to watch the opening tee shot through to the end of play, all on a dedicated, 24/7 pop up channel.

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