Rolex testimonee storms to victory at Royal Birkdale

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Rolex testimonee Jordan Spieth has won the 146th Royal Birkdale Open, becoming the Champion Golfer of the Year for the first time in his career.

Spieth joins an exclusive list of players to have won the original Major championship in professional golf, including fellow Rolex testimonees Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, known as ‘The Big Three’, and Tom Watson.

The 146th Open is Spieth’s third Major victory, and the 23-year-old Texan is the 18th male player to have won three different Major championships.

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Spieth said: “It’s incredible. This is one of the most sought after trophies in the world and the most sought after in our sport. To be able to have my name on it, and already see that, is a dream come true. My last goal now is to try to complete a career Grand Slam.”

Rolex testimonee Brooks Koepka also made a notable impact on the leaderboard, finishing the championship tied in sixth place. The 27-year-old, who recently won his first Major, and Spieth are part of the Rolex New Guard.

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