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|China's Li Haotong celebrates on the 18th hole during Day 4 of the British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England on Sunday. Photo: CFP
Chinese prodigy Li Haotong registered his country's best--ever performance in a major after shooting a 63 in his final round at Royal Birkdale on Sunday to finish third in the British Open.
Li Dalton Schultz Jersey , 21, started the day at one-over for the championship and parred his first seven holes before a remarkable run of seven birdies and four pars in his remaining 11 holes.
His seven-under-par round allowed him to end the championship at six under par, behind only the winner Jordan Spieth, on 12-under, and runner-up Matt Kuchar.
It was just the 32nd round of 63 ever recorded in a major championship and just the 11th achieved at a British Open.
The score was the all-time low in a major until Saturday, when South Africa's Branden Grace broke new ground with an unprecedented 62 in the third round.
"For some reason after hole No.8 I just started holing -everything. Now I'm feeling awesome; it is unbelievable actually," Li said.
Playing with South Africa's Ernie Els, a two-time former British Open winner, Li sealed his superb effort with an immaculate approach shot to within 1.5 meters of the pin on 18, leaving an easy birdie putt.
He made birdie at each of his last four holes.
Earlier in the day he had been listed as a 10001 shot by some bookmakers to win the championship. His performance means he qualifies for next year's US Masters.
Li had gone 69-73-69 through his first three rounds, solid if unspectacular form.
But he made history at the US Open last month at Erin Hills when he became the first player from the Chinese mainland to make the cut of a major.
He ended up shooting 82 and 84 over the weekend to finish last among the players to make the cut, but he also won the China Open last year when still just 20 and represented his country at the Rio Games.
Jordan Spieth survived a roller-coaster final round to claim his third major title after beating fellow American Matt Kuchar by three strokes in a thrilling duel.
Spieth carded a one-under-par final round of 69 to finish on 12-under for the tournament.
The Texan, who won the US Masters and US Open in 2015, joined Jack Nicklaus as one of only two players to win three legs of the career Grand Slam before turning 24. Tiger Woods was 24 when he won his third different major.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy produced his best round of the week with a 67 to leave him on five-under for the tournament and tied in fourth place with Spain's Rafael Cabrera--Bello who shot 68.
By Oliver Trust
BERLIN， June 5 (Xinhua) -- It could be seen in Joachim Loew's face watching from the sideline with pursed lips. Germany's last friendly in advance of the Euro 2016 was a rather disappointing one despite the 2-0 win over a poor Hungary.
The 56-year-old German head coach was painfully reminded of his team's weaknesses. The 2014 World Champion once again was unconvincing against a defensively-minded opponent like Hungary and failed to create enough chances.
A lot of work is still waiting the Germans before their tournament curtain raiser against Ukraine on June 12 in the northern French city of Lille. No reason for Loew to worry as the experienced coach knows quite well， things will change when the tournament starts. The question will have to be answered if the Germans manage to improve enough to win their first European title after 1996.
Now another week is left to get in shape. Next Tuesday the German 23-man squad， which contains 14 World Cup winners， will move to their tournament base camp in Evian. Loew and his players seem to be looking forward to a little break for body and mind. After an intense pre-tournament training camp his team appeared too sleepy and tired. The Hungary game was a last test of his tactical possibilities and Loew made six changes during the game. Adam Lang scored an own goal (39th) followed by Thomas Mueller's strike to double the lead 2-0 (63rd) which was scored from an off-side position.
Several of Loew's candidates couldn't deliver a satisfying performance such as Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg) who provided too few impulses down the left flank. Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) was the wrong choice as spearhead and was of more value when dropping back to midfield in the second half. Mario Gomez (Besiktas Istanbul) might be the better choice up front.
Benedikt Hoewedes was a solid defender on the right side but could not support the German attacking game enough. On top the German defense lacked consistency and tenacity both at the back and in midfield. Juventus Turin midfielder Sami Khedira is still not fully fit after injury and had to be substituted long before the final whistle. The German team attacking game will have to improve substantially. Today they failed to get behind the Hungarian defense， but still managed to win the first game for over a year without conceding a goal.
Loew for the moment will talk about the positive aspects. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) played his first minutes after a three month injury break and was happy about his return.
""It was important for me to get back on the pitch， but I know there is still some work to do，"" the midfielder said.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) proved he is more than a replacement in the role a German leader. The 2016 Champions League winner was a factor that could always inspire the German game. If Schweinsteiger is unable to play， Kroos is ready to take over and more. Loew's team needs Kroos world class overview of the game.
""We've seen several things we have to readjust. Today I wanted to see several players in different positions and try out further options，"" Loew said. ""The team was not as fresh as we would like them. Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Free Shipping Wholesale NHL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Basketball Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap College Baseball Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys