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The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth earns 'hardest, entirely anticipated win' at Royal Birkdale

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So Jordan Spieth won The Open by three shots, just the same margin as he had held overnight, just as everyone assumed he would as Sunday afternoon began.

And in between came everything else possible and a lot that didn’t seem to be and that those who saw up close could scarcely believe.

Spieth’s fellow Texan and Masters champion Ben Crenshaw once spoke of looking into his young compatriot’s eyes and seeing the dead-eyed stare of Wild West gunslinger Wyatt Earp. On the 13th hole of his final round, with the lead over Matt Kuchar gone up in smoke and his tee-shot lost in another postcode, Spieth simply looked dead.

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