Spieth claims U.S. Open crown

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – Jordan Spieth (speeth) is now 2-for-2 in major championships this year.

Spieth has followed his Masters win with a victory in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. The 21-year-old closed with a 1-under 69 that left him 5-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn).

Spieth withstood a wild three-hole finish to capture his second career major. He owned a three-stroke lead following his 25-foot birdie on the par-4 16th, and then gave it all back with a bogey on 17 before sinking a birdie putt on the par-5 18 to avoid a one-round playoff.

Johnson three-putted for par on the final hole to narrowly miss his first major title. He was leading the tournament before carding bogeys on three of the first four holes of the back nine.

Oosthuizen closed with a 67 to cap the best 54-hole performance of the tournament. He opened with a 7-over 77 before playing the final three rounds at minus-11.

Branden Grace fell into a three-way tie for fourth at 3-under after owning a piece of the lead with three holes to play. Adam Scott also finished 3-under with a 64, tying the second-lowest final round in tournament history. Cameron Smith owned a piece of fourth place following his 68.

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