Will Jordan Spieth Successfully Defend His British Open Championship?

The third leg of golf’s Grand Slam begins in less than an hour with the beginning of the 147th British Open.

And what a glorious Grand Slam it has been so far this golf season with Patrick Reed holding off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth with some of the grittiest golf ever displayed at Augusta National.

Then the U.S. Open where Brooks Keopka overtook Dustin Johnson with a win which puts him in elite company as one of the game’s current greats.

Jordan Spieth has struggled a bit this season with the putter. Yet, since 2015, he has been golf’s pre-eminent player in golf’s major events. Since 2015–Spieth has the lowest aggregate score in the majors. And put this on your data card…he’s one putted 360 times in the majors since 2015.

Spieth is a bulldog. A champion’s champion. I’m not picking him to win, but I wouldn’t discount it either.

I love the British Open. I truly do.

I’m going in this order with my picks:

1 Tommy Fleetwood, 2 Rickie Fowler, 3 Patrick Reed, and 4 Jordan Spieth.

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