2017 British Open Winner and Scores

The 2017 British Open was 146th time this major was played. The winner became a 3-time major champ, and a new major championship scoring record was set in the third round.

Winner: Jordan Spieth, 268

Where it was played: Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England

Tournament dates: July 20-23, 2017

Leader after first round: Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth, 65

Leader after second round: Jordan Spieth, 134

Leader after third round: Jordan Spieth, 199

What Happened in the 2017 Open Championship

Jordan Spieth held or shared the lead each of the first three rounds, but started his final round with three bogeys in four holes. Following the front nine, Spieth and Matt Kuchar shared the lead. (Kuchar also shared the lead with Spieth following the first round, and was in second place behind Spieth following the second and third rounds.) Kuchar took the lead on the 13th after Spieth hit a wild tee shot, then had to take an unplayable and play from the practice area. Spieth still managed to save bogey, though, and a birdie on the 14th restored Spieth as co-leader. Then Spieth made a 48-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to go back in front. He led by two strokes going to the final hole and won by three.

It was Spieth's third major championship victory and his second wire-to-wire win in a major after the 2015 Masters. All three of his wins in majors to this point were in different majors, making Spieth only the second golfer (after Jack Nicklaus) to win three legs of the career Grand Slam before age 24.

In the third round, Branden Grace shot 62 to move up into a tie for fifth place. It was first round of 62 in the history of men's majors and a new 18-hole British Open scoring record. Grace finished tied for sixth. Another 62 wasn't scored in a major until the 2023 U.S. Open.

2017 British Open Final Scores

Jordan Spieth 65-69-65-69—268
Matt Kuchar 65-71-66-69—271
Haotong Li 69-73-69-63—274
Rory McIlroy 71-68-69-67—275
Rafael Cabrera Bello 67-73-67-68—275
Matthew Southgate 72-72-67-65—276
Marc Leishman 69-76-66-65—276
Alex Noren 68-72-69-67—276
Branden Grace 70-74-62-70—276
Brooks Koepka 65-72-68-71—276
Paul Casey 66-77-67-67—277
Chan Kim 72-68-67-70—277
Henrik Stenson 69-73-65-70—277
Zach Johnson 75-66-71-66—278
Chris Wood 71-72-68-67—278
Jason Dufner 73-71-66-68—278
Ian Poulter 67-70-71-70—278
Hideki Matsuyama 68-72-66-72—278
Austin Connelly 67-72-66-73—278
Xander Schauffele 69-75-70-65—279
Charley Hoffman 67-73-72-67—279
Adam Scott 69-74-70-67—280
Jamie Lovemark 71-69-70-70—280
Richard Bland 67-72-70-71—280
Rickie Fowler 71-71-67-71—280
Richie Ramsay 68-70-70-72—280
Aaron Baddeley 69-76-72-64—281
Daniel Berger 68-76-70-67—281
Lee Westwood 71-74-69-67—281
Bubba Watson 68-72-71-70—281
Thongchai Jaidee 70-73-68-70—281
David Drysdale 72-73-66-70—281
Tommy Fleetwood 76-69-66-70—281
Andrew Johnston 69-74-67-71—281
Tony Finau 70-73-67-71—281
Jason Day 69-76-65-71—281
Russell Henley 70-70-75-67—282
Webb Simpson 71-74-70-67—282
Laurie Canter 70-72-72-68—282
Soren Kjeldsen 71-71-72-68—282
Martin Kaymer 72-72-70-68—282
Steve Stricker 70-72-69-71—282
Sergio Garcia 73-69-68-72—282
Sung-hoon Kang 68-73-76-66—283
Yi Keun Chang 71-71-71-70—283
Jon Rahm 69-74-70-70—283
Andrew Dodt 69-75-69-70—283
Peter Uihlein 72-72-69-70—283
Thomas Pieters 69-75-68-71—283
Kevin Na 68-75-68-72—283
Joost Luiten 68-72-70-73—283
Matthew Fitzpatrick 69-73-68-73—283
Ross Fisher 70-72-66-75—283
Kevin Kisner 70-71-74-69—284
J.B. Holmes 71-72-71-70—284
Jimmy Walker 72-72-70-70—284
Toby Tree 70-75-69-70—284
Justin Rose 71-74-69-70—284
Scott Hend 71-74-65-74—284
Dustin Johnson 71-72-64-77—284
Ernie Els 68-73-70-74—285
Thorbjorn Olesen 70-72-74-70—286
Sean O'Hair 72-73-71-70—286
Charl Schwartzel 66-78-71-71—286
Michael Lorenzo-Vera 75-70-70-71—286
Young-han Song 71-74-69-72—286
Kyung-tae Kim 73-71-69-73—286
a-Alfie Plant 71-73-69-73—286
Shaun Norris 71-74-65-76—286
Joseph Dean 72-72-70-73—287
Andy Sullivan 70-75-69-73—287
Gary Woodland 70-69-74-74—287
Brandon Stone 73-72-68-74—287
Bernd Wiesberger 69-75-71-73—288
James Hahn 68-76-70-74—288
Danny Willett 71-74-73-71—289
Kent Bulle 68-72-74-76—290

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