Jordan Spieth didn’t waste much time in celebrating his 2017 British Open Championship win at Royal Birkdale, giving him three legs of the career Grand Slam days before he turns 24.
Spieth earned the Claret Jug trophy for winning the game’s oldest major championship, and that trophy has seen a lot of liquids in it over the century-plus it has existed and been given to the Open winner. The Texan, then, did only the natural thing: imbibing not too long after he was handed the trophy by the R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers.
Jordan Spieth’s Good Buddy (TM) Justin Thomas captured video of Spieth drinking from the Claret Jug and put it on Snapchat for everyone to see.
Jordan Spieth enjoying the sweet taste of victory
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Thomas asks Spieth how whatever he drank out of the Claret Jug tastes, and Spieth says, “Fantastic.”
On top of that, Thomas and Rickie Fowler got some time with the trophy, feigning that they were going to hide the trophy from the new Champion Golfer of the Year.
Spieth spoke during the trophy presentation about how he drank from the Claret Jug back in 2015 when Zach Johnson won a playoff at St. Andrews for his second-career major championship. He wondered to himself during the round if that decision had indeed cursed him and his chances at winning the British Open. Well, now Spieth is a PGA Championship away from winning the career Grand Slam.