How Jordan Spieth Saved the Open by Mastering an Obscure Golf Rule

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How Jordan Spieth Saved the Open by Mastering an Obscure Golf Rule

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To win the British Open on Sunday, Jordan Spieth relied on his peerless iron play, steely putting and no small amount of gumption. He also displayed his mastery of a centuries-old text that combines the tedium of legal fine print with the complexity of the federal tax code: The Rules of Golf.

The pivotal sequence of the final round—how Spieth recovered from a horrendous tee shot on the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale—wasn’t merely an exercise in shot-making under duress. It was also a test of Spieth’s ability to consider a…

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