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Added June 23rd, 2015 by Ian

Jordan Spieth takes U.S. Open by single stroke

American golfer Jordan Spieth won his second major tournament of the year on June 21 when he captured the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington. The 21-year-old had already won the Masters in 2015. Spieth came up with a one-under par 69 on the final round to give him five under for the four-day tournament and he won it by just one stroke over Dustin Johnson of America and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa who tied for second place. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, the top-ranked golfer in the world, finished the event at par.

Spieth still has a shot at becoming the first ever golfer to win all four of the majors during a calendar year. In addition, he’s now the youngest player to capture the U.S. Open since back in 1923 when Bobby Jones did it. He’s the sixth golfer to win the U.S. Open and Masters in the same year and is the fourth youngest to triumph in two majors. While he showed steady hands on the course, Spieth happened to drop the lid off of the trophy soon after he was handed it.

Spieth of Texas, who is ranked number two in the world, began the fourth and final round tied for the lead at four under par with Johnson, Jason Day and his playing partner Branden Grace. By the time he reached the 18th hole Spieth and Johnson were still tied. Both of them missed eagle putts, but Spieth managed to sink his ball on the fourth shot while Johnson’s went wide of the hole. It was a heartbreaking loss for Johnson as he’s now lost four majors after leading in them at one point.

Spieth will now attempt to add a third straight major to his resume when he competes in the British Open at St Andrews in July. He told the press that you can’t win all four of them in a year if you don’t win the first two so he’s very happy with the way things have worked out for him so far in 2015. While Spieth made the headlines for winning, many other golfers vented their anger to the media regarding the bad state of the course.

England’s Ian Poulter, who finished at 12-over par, said the surface was disgraceful and the worst he’s ever played on. Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel agreed with him and said the USGA should definitely be ashamed of the course. It may be true that the Chambers Bay course was in dreadful condition for the tournament, but it was the same for all participants.

 
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