​US Open Golf: The United States Show

Jordan Spieth, the World no. 2 behind Irishman Rory Mcllroy and 21-year old American golfer, became the youngest player to win the US Open Championships (one of the four Majors in the year) since Bobby Jones in 1923. Remarkably, this young man is only third youngest golfer overall to win multiple tour events after Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. He defeated fellow American veteran Dustin Johnson by one shot in a nerve-wracking final round, where Johnson only managed to three-putt in the final hole. He started with an opportunity to Eagle and win his first-ever Major ever (after coming painfully close twice in 2010), but Johnson missed the hole, and then went on to miss a 4-foot birdie putt, and failed to force a playoff with Spieth—who could do nothing but watch from the clubhouse after he finished at 5 under for the championships, pulling back a double bogey in the penultimate hole with a birdie in the final hole. Johnson’s agony at missing the 8-foot eagle was in stark contrast to Spieth, who didn’t even expect it to go to the playoffs after he let nerves dictate his last few holes. Eventually, Johnson finished at 4-under with South African Oosthuizen, falling short yet again when it mattered. 

Later on, Spieth admitted that he had American Golfer and 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott’s autograph in his room at his family home. Scott tied the course record on the final day, storming to fourth place after Mcllroy’s comeback was cut short. Spieth became only the sixth player to win the Masters and US Open title in the same year. It keeps him on course to become the first player ever to win all four majors in the year, with The Open and the USPGA Championships to follow later this year. Woods had won all four majors, but over two years in 2000 and 2001. As of now, Mcllroy holds two Majors, and Spieth holds the other two Majors—with the rivalry between the youngest Champions soaring to new heights. Mcllroy has won 4 Majors totally, and Spieth has won 2. Mcllroy is 26 to Spieth’s 21, and Golf looks to be in safe hands after the professional demise of 39-year old 14-time Major Winner Tiger Woods, who failed to make the cut again this year. 

Spieth will now train his eyes on taking the Claret Jug away at The Open. Everyone is already speaking of Spieth being the only golfer right now who can challenge whizkid Mcllroy in the long run. This should be a decade to savour, after the passing of guard. 

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nine + 6 =

More in Other Sports

  • The Week That Was

    Brad Pitt crashed the Mumbai Premiere of his new Netflix film, War Machine. Salman Khan’s Tubelight trailer dropped a day later,...

    Rahul DesaiMay 26, 2017
  • Preview: French Open 2017

    ATP Men’s Tour Men’s tennis has never been more competitive. The first five months of the year has been a bolt...

    Rahul DesaiMay 24, 2017
  • The King of Clay: In Numbers

    Contrary to popular opinion, Rafael Nadal, the current World No. 7, has enjoyed a stellar start to 2017. He may have...

    Rahul DesaiApril 20, 2017
  • The F1 Rivalry We Deserve

    Formula One needs this rivalry. It’s not because they’re exceptionally friendly with each other. God knows this good spirit and fist...

    Rahul DesaiApril 19, 2017
  • The Sweet Smell of Sergio Garcia

    Professional sport is full of fairytale endings. On Sunday, though, at the famous Augusta National for Golf’s most prestigious major event,...

    Rahul DesaiApril 10, 2017
  • 5 Reasons the Federer-Nadal Rivalry has Turned

    On Sunday at the second ATP Masters 1000 event of the year in Miami, Roger Federer wrote another time-defying chapter in...

    Rahul DesaiApril 3, 2017
  • The Many Resurgences of Roger Federer

    Roger Federer has spent more than half his life as a professional tennis player on the ATP tour. In August this...

    Rahul DesaiMarch 23, 2017
  • The Sports Week That Was and Will Be

    While a bunch of Oscar-nominated contenders make their way into Indian screens on the eve of the 89th Academy Awards –...

    Rahul DesaiFebruary 24, 2017
  • Neymar – The Modern Pele?

    Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, simply known as Neymar, has taken the football world by storm ever since he made his...

    Dharm PatelFebruary 5, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
WordPress Popup