Spieth's major focus comes up trumps once more

Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:23am EDT
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By Mark Lamport-Stokes

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Reuters) - Blessed with a game fit to match his winning personality, American young gun Jordan Spieth's meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the golf world continued with a second successive major victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday.

Aged just 21, Masters champion Spieth arrived at Chambers Bay at the start of the week with his sights set on a possible calendar grand slam of all four majors and he now leaves the Pacific Northwest halfway towards that unique target.

"It's incredible to win a major championship," Texan Spieth told reporters after benefiting from a final hole three-putt by fellow American Dustin Johnson to triumph by one shot.

"You only get a few moments in your life like this and I recognize that. And to have two (majors) in one year and to still be early in the year, that's hard to wrap my head around.

"But sitting here right now, I am understanding that this is a special time for me after the conclusion of the round and onward until the next major starts."

That next major is the July 16-19 British Open at St Andrews, where Spieth hopes to replicate his recipe for success.

TEAM SPIETH   Continued...

Jun 21, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jordan Spieth looks at the U.S. Open Championship Trophy after winning the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports