Dallas' Jordan Spieth Wins U.S. Open, Is Halfway to Grand Slam
Jordan Spieth is halfway to doing something no golfer has ever done before. With a one shot victory at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington, the Dallas-bred Jesuit grad won the U.S. Open Sunday, following up his record-setting win at the Masters in April.
The 21-year-old became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002, and just the sixth player ever, to win the first two legs of the professional grand slam. No player has ever completed the task.
Sunday, Spieth shot a one-under-par 69 to finish at five-under 275 one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. Spieth recovered from a double-bogey on the par-3 17th hole with a birdie on the par-5 18th to get to 5-under. Johnson had an eagle putt on the 18th to win the tournament, but three-putted from 12 feet to finish at four under.
The third leg of the slam, the British Open, tees off at St. Andrews in Scotland on July 16. He's the youngest player to win to major events since 1922 and the youngest to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923. All eyes will be on the kid from Dallas.
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