Jordan Spieth drinks from Claret Jug on the way home from British Open
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Jordan Spieth drinks from Claret Jug on the way home from British Open

Jordan Spieth may not have won the British Open on Monday at St. Andrews, but he at least got to taste from the oldest trophy in the game.

Spieth and Open winner Zach Johnson flew home to the United States on the same private jet, and the two-time 2015 major winner got to take a drink from the Claret Jug. Johnson's caddie, Damon Green, posted the picture to Facebook.

Clearly the 21-year-old doesn't have the same superstition about golf's major trophies as hockey players do about the Stanley Cup.

The Texan stuck around for his buddy Johnson, giving him a hug after the Iowa native won his second-career major championship and first since the 2007 Masters. There's no doubt a part of Spieth wonders what could have been had that trophy been his for the next year, but it also is a good sign that Spieth is ready to move on with a clear focus on winning a third major this year at next month's PGA Championship. Were Spieth to hoist the Wanamaker trophy at Whistling Straits, he would become only the third player to win three of four modern Grand Slam events in a single year, joining Ben Hogan in 1953 and Tiger Woods in 2000.

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