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Jordan Spieth joins elite company with British Open victory

Former University of Texas golfer Jordan Spieth joined Jack Nicklaus as the only PGA players to win three legs of the career Grand Slam before turning 24 with a three-stroke victory in the 2017 British Open (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

OUTHPORT, England — For years, former University of Texas golfer Jordan Spieth has been touted as a future star, and he has delivered. He added to his résumé Sunday when he faltered in the final round but regrouped to win the Claret Jug awarded to the champion of The Open at Royal Oakdale.

Spieth’s victory was historically significant for a couple of reasons: it