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Jordan Spieth reveals the message President Bush sent him after winning The Open

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Jordan Spieth clinched the British Open in dramatic fashion last month with a three-shot final round lead and now has the opportunity to secure a career Grand Slam if the American is able to secure the PGA Championships at Quail next month. 

A list of notable personalities were on hand to personally congratulate the 24-year-old including the likes of Grand Slam winners Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. 

However, it was a playful message from former U.S. president George W. Bush which has caught most of the attention.

The 43rd president has been known to enjoy a round or two on the grass but Spieth had no intention of taking advice from his fellow Dallas native, having played together in the past. 

"I had two handwritten notes that were funny and extremely meaningful, one from President Bush and one from Jack Nicklaus. 

“And I get those from President Bush. I've played a bit of golf with him back in Dallas and he always puts something funny in there.

"He said, 'Call me, I need to give you some driving lessons,' and I have played with him and I know that I definitely don't need driving lessons from him."

President Bush's sly remark was obviously referring to Spieth's troubles on the 13th hole during his final round at Birkdale, where he miraculously salvaged a bogey from an awful opening drive.

But Spieth's response suggests that the 43rd U.S. president would have a better time sticking to politics. 

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Spieth has the opportunity to plant his name alongside the elites of the sport by acquiring all four majors. 

Before heading to the PGA Championships, the three-time major winner will look to add some more sharpness to his game at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone International this week.

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