SPIETH’S LUCKY 13
Spieth’s miracle bogey will go down in Open lore but he rode his luck along the way
There’s an old adage that states it’s better to be lucky than good – and that certainly held true for Jordan Spieth on the 13th hole in the final round when his blocked drive flew almost 100 yards off line and struck a spectator standing atop a towering dune before tumbling into a quagmire of fescue and prehistoric ferns. First, Spieth was lucky to find his golf ball, then he was lucky the R&A hadn’t thought to declare the range out-of-bounds. He was then lucky to b be granted relief from the Tour trailers an and then lucky to be a able to play his third sh shot from pristine turf turf. Finally, he was lu lucky that his slightly chunked, blind lo longiron approach o over the dunes avoid avoided a cluster of pena penal pot bunkers on the r right edge of the fai fairway and instead nestled some 30 yards away from the pin. Having ridden his luck, Spieth then pulled off an amazing upand-down. Opposite is the step-by-step story of the most incredible 28 minutes in Open history.