US Open glory for Spieth

Jordan Spieth held his nerve to claim a one-stroke victory at the US Open on a thrilling final day at Chambers Bay.

The American fired a one-under 69 to reach five-under for the event and then watched on from the clubhouse as Dustin Johnson three-putted from 12 feet to hand him the title.

Six birdies in the final seven holes saw 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen sign for a 67 and secure a tie for second alongside Johnson, while the lowest round on Sunday came from Adam Scott, who fired a 64 on his way to snatching joint fourth.

Earlier in the day world number one Rory McIlroy looked set to mount a challenge, only to cool off in the closing stages to finish five off the pace and he was joined on even par by Shane Lowry and Jason Day.

However, it is Masters champion Spieth’s name that will go into the history books, with his win on Sunday meaning he is still on course to become the first player to win all four majors in a season.

Afterwards the 21-year-old was almost lost for words, admitting he was proud of the manner in which he battled for his victory in Washington.

“I’m in shock but I feel for Dustin,” said Spieth. “It’s cool to be able to have two legs of the grand slam now, and to conquer golf’s hardest test – the US Open – is conquering the hardest layout in all of golf.

“I didn’t have my best ball-striking at all and really grinded over those four or five-footers – that was the difference.”

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