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The 20-year-old Japanese rank outsider, who earned her nickname because of her radiant smile, rammed home a lengthy birdie putt of just under 20 feet at the final hole to edge out American Lizette Salas by one stroke.
The 148th British Open gets underway on Thursday for the first time in 68 years in Northern Ireland at Royal Portrush.
Francesco Molinari played a final round of 69 seeing him finish on eight under par. It's the first major of the 35-year-old's career making him the first Italian to win a major.
On a day that was perfect for low scoring, Woods let rip with his driver and tucked into the birdie buffet with his red-hot putter, briefly grabbing a share of the lead.
Spieth will tee off at East Lake in top spot in the PGA Tour ranking, his sights set on staying there and finishing as FedExCup champion to collect the $10 million bonus awarded to the winner of the season-long points race.
US golfer Jordan Spieth shot a one-under-par round of 69 to finish on 12 under par and beat Matt Kuchar by three strokes. This is his third major title after winning the Masters and US Open in 2015.
The American trio lead on five under par after day one of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The three tamed a fiendish course in tough conditions to fire first-round 65s.
American Jimmy Walker won the Wanamaker Trophy with a one-stroke victory over defending champion Jason Day, taking his first major title in the PGA Championship.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the British Open after beating USA's Phil Mickelson in an extraordinary final round duel.
Aided by birdies on 10, 14, 16 and 17 on Royal Troon's tricky back nine, the 46-year-old American posted a 63, equalling the record low for majors first set by Johnny Miller in the 1973 US Open.
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