Whether you call it the British Open or The Open, you know that Jordan Spieth won the historic major at Royal Birkdale this past season. The win did not come easily and he ended up riding the wave to victory on the back of a miracle bogey.
Bogey’s are usually not something the pros want on their scorecard, but if it’s a save like this one, they’ll take what they can get. Well, if you remember, Spieth’s unbelievable shot was a point of controversy because it took them 20 minutes to find his ball, which he ended up dropping on to the practice area. He pulled out a 3-iron and with his caddie running up and down a hill to get the right yardage, Spieth landed his ball perfectly in front of the green to set up an up and down for bogey.
Besides the “go get that” pose (which was during the same tournament), this shot was the most memorable point of his season, and maybe even his career. The bogey put Spieth behind Kuchar for a brief moment, until he went five under over the next four holes to steal away the Claret Jug from his fellow American.
So it was quite a happy surprise for Royal Birkdale when they received the exact 3-iron that Spieth used to catapult him to the winners circle:
— Royal Birkdale Golf (@RoyalBirkdale_) October 18, 2017
He signed the club and like it says in the post, the club seems to be in great condition, despite using it off course and on the range. Now future players can be inspired by something that they’re usually horrified to get, a bogey.
And it’s not just the bogey that can inspire them but the camaraderie and respect from both Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar on the golf course. Now that’s something to admire and inspire.
— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) July 24, 2017