Jordan Spieth victorious as DJ falters

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• Jordan Spieth makes it back-to-back major wins
• Three-putt at the 18th blew it for Dustin Johnson
• Spieth: “It's incredible. It’ll take a little bit to sink in"

JORDAN SPIETH

Jordan Spieth became the youngest player to win two career majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922 after a dramatic finish to the 115th US Open at Chambers Bay.


The 21-year-old looked to have victory sewn up after a birdie on the 16th put the American two shots clear on six-under, but a double-bogey at the 17th had him back level with Johnson and South African Louis Oosthiuzen – who recovered from three bogeys in the opening four holes with six birdies in his final seven holes to get to four-under.

However, playing in the group ahead of his fellow American, Jordan Spieth made birdie on the par-5 18th to get one shot clear before Johnson hit his 5-iron to 12ft for eagle.

But the 31-year-old, who needed a birdie to take it to a Monday play-off and hadn’t three-putted from 10-15ft all week, did exactly that, with Spieth reacting in disbelief at lifting a major trophy for the second time this year.
"I didn't think this would be over and I would be holding the trophy" - Jordan Spieth

“I can't seem to wrap my head around the finish of today,” said Jordan Spieth. “I've tried to think about it since it ended and boy, I feel for Dustin. It's the same feeling I had on 17, I was just able to have another hole to rebound.

“It's incredible. It’ll take a little bit to sink in. I didn't think this would be over and I would be holding the trophy.”

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Jordan Spieth

A disappointed Johnson, who failed to show up for the trophy presentation, said: “I'm disappointed, but also I'm disappointed that I three-putted the last hole. Other than that I had a damn good week. I'm happy with the way I played and I'm happy with everything in my game right now.”

Leading with Spieth and Johnson heading into the final day, Branden Grace saw his maiden major hopes fade with a double-bogey on the 16th, while Jason Day, still struggling with benign positional vertigo which saw him collapse on the ninth fairway on Friday, finished in a tie for ninth after a four-over-par 74.

“I was taken by the fact that so many people supported me,” said Day.” I really made a lot of fans out there this week and even though it didn't end up the way I wanted it to end up, I fought a good fight.”

Elsewhere, world No.1 Rory McIlroy surged up the leaderboard from four-over-par to two-under and looked like getting into contention had it not been for a missed birdie chance at the 14th which halted his momentum.

Jordan Spieth :: Four in a year?


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