Jordan Spieth’s Open win got the attention of 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus.
Despite the 20 minute delay, Jack Nicklaus has praised Jordan Spieth’s decision to take a penalty drop back on to the practise range during the final round of The Open.
The resulting bogey was labelled as “unbelievable” on Twitter by the 18-time major champion before Nicklaus went on to compare Spieth’s current professional record against his own before the age of 24.
After making an unlikely bogey after being forced to take a penalty drop, Spieth went on to play the final five holes in 5-under par and win The Open by three-shots from fellow American Matt Kuchar.
Nicklaus won three Open’s (1966, 1970, 1978) and went on to describe the skill of playing links golf.
“I think you have to learn to play links golf. Not only is it fun, but it’s also an acquired skill,” Nicklaus wrote. “You have to spend time learning how to do it and what to do in certain situations. It is a huge exercise in discipline.”