On this day in 2015: Jordan Spieth wins US Open to claim second straight major

Jordan Spieth won his second consecutive major on this day in 2015 by winning the 115th US Open in Chambers Bay.

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Spieth became only the sixth man, after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to win the Masters and US Open in the same year, and also the first player since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win at the age of Won multiple majors aged 21 or younger.

After three putts on the first hole, Spieth rallied with birdies on the eighth and twelfth holes and shared the lead with playing partner Branden Grace after Johnson lost a two-shot lead starting at the tenth hole with three bogeys on four holes.

That changed on the 16th when Grace went wide to double-bogey and Spieth holed in for a birdie from 25ft – only for Spieth to double-bogey on the 17th after hitting a three-putt wild drive had tightened from 40 feet.

Oosthuizen had set the clubhouse target to four under after a remarkable six birdies in the last seven holes for a record-breaking back nine of 29 before Johnson then birdied on the 17th to secure the lead.

After two brilliant hits on the 18th green, Spieth made a two-putt to birdie and finished the ball five under, and Johnson responded brilliantly at first with an even better approach from 12 feet but saw his eagle attempt go four feet wide drifted past and missed the return to force a play -off.

In August, Spieth finished second at the 2015 US PGA Championship and has since secured a third major title at the 2017 Open.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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