Jordan Spieth had quite a roller coaster of a Sunday.
Spieth came into the final round leading the field at The Open Championship, Spieth. Things looked like they might go south fast for Spieth after he hit his drive off the 13th tee way off course. Spieth used his excellent skills and detailed knowledge of the rule book to save bogey on what will surely go down as the iconic sequence of the tournament.
Even though Spieth had lost the lead momentarily, his swift recovery signalled a turning point at The Open, and Spieth went on to ride that momentum to go birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie over the next four holes to win the Claret Jug.
Once the scorecards were signed and the cameras turned away, it didn’t take long for a much looser, celebratory Spieth to show himself to the world.
Making an appearance on the Snapchat story of friend and fellow Tour player Justin Thomas, Spieth could be seen enjoying a beverage out of the Claret Jug just hours after he sunk his putt at the 18th green.
Thomas and Spieth are close friends who often travel together while playing in events around the world, so it’s no surprise the pair would be celebrating the victory in each other’s company. Also making an appearance with the Claret Jug on social media was Rickie Fowler, who pretended to steal the trophy on a Snapchat story of his own.
After a tournament that takes itself so seriously it wants to force fans to call it by its formal name, it’s nice to see the participants can bring a bit of levity to the post-event celebrations.
With the final major of the season is just a few weeks away, it’s not long before these friends will be competitors on the course again. But for now, everyone can take a turn in enjoying the success of their friend.
The proper way to celebrate winning the British Open.