20 Jul '17, 3pm

British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth proves he can putt and chew gum at the same time after an opening 65 at Birkdale

British Open 2017: Jordan Spieth proves he can putt and chew gum at the same time after an opening 65 at Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth made it look easy. Easier than it ought to have been, at any rate, given the cloudy, windy conditions that greeting him at Royal Birkdale when he teed off just past 9:45 a.m. for his first round of the 2017 Open Championship. Roughly 4½ hours later, a bogey-free 65 on his score card and a share of the top spot on the leader board, Spieth had capped a round that even impressed himself. Unprompted, the 23-year-old two-time major champ said that he would give himself “9s across the board” in terms of grades for his tee balls, ball-striking, short game and, most importantly, putting. While the skies gradually cleared and the scores started to creep lower, Spieth still played in steady 15-mph winds, but missed just three greens, the third one still leaving him a putt for birdie from the fringe. “I’d call it a top five probably, major round tha...

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