Sublime Spieth contender for Laureus Nomination

June 22, 2015
In golf, it is not often the same man wins two majors in a single season, let alone two in a row.
This year’s US Open took place at the scenic Chambers Bay Golf Course in the state of Washington and 21-year-old Jordan Spieth carded a one-under 69 to win his second major of 2015 by one shot on five under.
The young man from Dallas Texas, who remains on course to become the first player to win all four majors in a calendar year, is the youngest player to win the US Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.
He is also the fourth-youngest player to win two majors and the sixth to win the Masters and US Open in the same year.
With The Masters and the US Open already in the bag, Jordan Spieth is halfway towards a career grand slam, and on the forefront for a first Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Nomination.
Spieth's victories this year match the achievement of former Laureus Award winner Rory McIlroy in winning back-to-back titles after the Northern Irishman's victories in The Open at Hoylake in July 2014 and in the US PGA at Valhalla the following month.
Following his victory on Sunday, Spieth looked to the future: "I've proven to myself that I can win on a British-style golf course now. Now I take it to the truest British-style golf course of any in the world.”
Indeed, the eyes of the golfing world will now shift to the Home of Golf for the 144th Open at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.
Will Jordan Spieth make it three out of four for the year?
You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first two,” he said during his victory address. “So we are going to go? to St Andrews looking for the Claret Jug. I believe we can get it done.”

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