Wiz Kid Spieth Wins US Open

American golfer Jordan Spieth has continued his dominance of golf’s major tournaments in 2015 with a one stroke win at the US Open.

Source: Ross Kinnaird/ Getty Images

Source: Ross Kinnaird/ Getty Images

This win wasn’t as easy as the Masters earlier in the year, as the lead changed hands constantly¬†until Dustin Johnson three-putted the final hole to hand victory to Spieth.

 

Heading into the final round in a tie for the lead at -2, the young Texan put on a great display of golf to shoot 67.

 

The leader board was a hive of activity throughout the final round, as Spieth, Johnson, Australia’s Jason Day, and South African Branden Grace fought it out.

 

Spieth’s hopes of victory look dashed when he double-bogeyed the 17th, but a birdie on the final hole handed the young star the clubhouse lead at -5.

 

This left Johnson who had birdied the 17th needing a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff, and he put in a beautiful approach shot to leave himself with a lengthy eagle putt to win.

 

After missing the eagle putt, Johnson then unfortunately missed a much smaller putt for birdie to hand his fellow American his second major title.

 

Former world number one Adam Scott and fellow Aussie Cameron Smith were the best placed Aussies in the end as they finished in a tie for fourth at -3.

 

After being in contention for most of the four rounds, Jason Day shot a four over round of 74 in the final round while he battled all day with vertigo which saw him collapse on the course earlier in the tournament.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

 

 

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