We’re starting to notice a trend here… Jordan Spieth claimed the second major of the year on Sunday at Chambers Bay.
There was certainly no shortage of drama on the final day of the U.S. Open in Washington. It all came down to the green on the final hole of the competition. Spieth’s birdie on 18 made him only the sixth player in history to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year.
Spieth was playing with Branden Grace, a group in front of Johnson and Jason Day. Spieth made birdie on the last, fairly certain that it would be enough to force a playoff. Johnson hit a colossal drive and stuck his second shot on the green, giving himself an eagle putt. Knowing that Spieth had already finished with a birdie, it seemed obvious what Johnson needed to do to force a playoff; a full 18 holes on Monday.
The pressure must have really gotten to Johnson who, after knocking his eagle putt to just three feet from the hole, went on to missed the birdie putt to the left. Two putts would have tied the hole, and taken the competition to the following day. Spieth looked shocked as he became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open in over 90 years.
“I’m still amazed that I won, let alone that we weren’t playing tomorrow,” Spieth said. “So for that turnaround right there, to watch that happen, I feel for Dustin, but I haven’t been able to put anything in perspective yet.”
Check out Spieth’s incredible birdie putt on 16.
Watch Spieth discussing his victory on the following page.