Pros advice

Jordan Spieth halfway to major Grand Slam with US Open triumph


Is there any stopping the Texan freight train that is Jordan Spieth? The 21-year-old marched to a resounding victory at the US Open to secure his second major title of the season – and climb to the halfway mark of a career Grand Slam.

After putting paid to the smooth carpet-esque greens of Augusta, where many predicted he would be washed away in the tide of talent who’d already proven their worth on the iconic course, Spieth again wowed, albeit on polar opposite conditions at Chambers Bay.

The course drew the ire of almost every top-tier golfer who graced its brown, shoddy surface – and yet for Spieth it was business as usual – despite a few inevitable stumbles.

We could wax lyrical about the poor course condition until the next major arrives, but this should be a day for Spieth to be congratulated, not an argument of whether choosing the Washington course was a good idea by USGA officials.

And the fact is, Spieth has now become the youngest player since Tiger Woods to win back-to-back majors this early in the season.

He also earned a good few more records, too, including becoming the youngest winner of the US Open since Bobby Jones in 1923 and the second player to win four times before the age of 22. He’s also the 16th player to win the Masters and US Open in their career, and fifth player to capture both Masters and US Open silverware in the same season. But perhaps most impressive is the fact Spieth is now also the youngest golfer to win two career Majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922 – a truly spectacular feat.

"Yeah, I mean, every single thing that I'm able to do, somebody seems to find a history lesson on why I was the youngest to do something or as young as somebody way back when," Spieth said.

"For me, this is my life. I've now been doing it for a while. I don't really think of my age. I just think of us all as peers.

"It's cool to be able to have two legs of the Grand Slam now, and to conquer golf's hardest test.

"The U.S. Open is conquering the hardest layout in all of golf. That's the way every year. The fact that we did it is amazing. We really grinded this week.”


What’s in the winners bag?

Driver: Titleist 915D2

Fairway woods: Titleist 915F 3 fairway metal

Hybrid: Titleist 915Hd hybrid

Irons: Titleist AP2 irons

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Keep up to date with all the latest news & videos
Latest News
  • OG News: McIlroy to keep best mate as caddie in 2018

    Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who split with his career-long caddie JP Fitzgerald following the Open Championship back in July, has opted to stick with his best friend Harry Diamond as his bagman heading into 2018...
    Read more

  • OG News: Rickie Fowler enjoys record-breaking victory in the Bahamas

    It’s been a week of firsts for Rickie Fowler at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, for the first time in his career shooting 28 on the front nine on his way to a historic victory in the Bahamas...
    Read more

  • OG News: Miguel Ángel Jiménez makes European Tour history

    Miguel Ángel Jiménez loves playing in Hong Kong. This time while visiting the country he became the oldest player in the history of the European Tour to shoot a round of 63 or lower...
    Read more

club.news.more
Latest Videos
  • Video: TaylorMade Milled Grind Golf Wedge

    When you're in the scoring zone and you need a golf club to help you score low, then look no further than the Milled Grind wedge from TaylorMade. This fantastic golf wedge has been created from 8620 carbon steel with bronze finish that offers great feel and touch.
    Read more

  • Video: Mizuno MP-18 Steel Irons

    The Mizuno MP-18 steel iron is a throwback to the muscle-backs of the past...
    Read more

  • GolfBuddy WTX GPS Watch

    This lightweight and slim GPS watch displays dynamic green view, hazard and layup points, giving you accurate distance information and insight you need to play the golf course with more confidence. With automatic hole recognition and access to over 40,000 golf courses around the globe.
    Read more

club.news.more