June 22, 2015 / 2:35 AM / in 2 years

Spieth wins U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Reuters) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth clinched his second successive major title in thrilling style with a one-shot victory in the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on Sunday.

Jun 21, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 1st hole in the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Spieth began the final round in a four-way tie for the lead and birdied two of the last three holes for a one-under-par 69, before fellow American Dustin Johnson (70) missed a four-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to miss out on a playoff.

The 21-year-old Spieth posted a five-under total of 275 as he became only the sixth player to slip into a green jacket and hoist the U.S. Open trophy in the same year.

Johnson, seeking his first major crown, had to settle for a share of second place with South African Louis Oosthuizen, who sensationally birdied six of the last seven holes, including five in a row from the 12th, for a 67.

Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Steve Keating

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