Another year, another U.S. Open winner crowned. After four incredible rounds of golf at Chambers Bay in Washington, Jordan Spieth nabbed an epic victory on June 21! The 21-year-old has won the first two major tournaments of the year — the Masters and now the U.S. Open. Congrats!
The U.S. Open Championship is one of the most exhilarating sports tournaments each year. With notable names like Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day all competing for the same title, it was going to be one exciting event. In the end, it was Jordan, 21, who topped the leaderboard after stiff competition.
Going into the final day of the 115th U.S. Open Championship, it was ultimately anyone’s game. After the third round on June 20, Jordan, Dustin, Jason and Branden Grace were all tied for the lead. Dustin took the early lead in the fourth round, but Jordan and Branden were always close behind.
After a double-bogey at the par-3 17th, Jordan hit a birdie on the final hole. Runner-up Dustin was close behind and nearly clinched the win. Almost. However, he three-putted from 12 feet on the 18th hole.
Jordan is now the youngest to win three career majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922. He is the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923, and he is the sixth player to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. The last person to do that was Tiger Woods in 2002.
Yeah, even golf can be brutal. On the final hole of the day on June 19, Jason collapsed in front of onlookers. It was later revealed that Jason’s fell after playing through symptoms of vertigo throughout the day, according to the Wall Street Journal. Jason he was treated on site at Chambers Bay. Despite this scary incident, Jason chose to play in the remaining rounds. What a trooper!
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— Avery Thompson