Jor­dan Spi­eth

How the young Texan got to within a sin­gle ma­jor of join­ing the game’s most ex­clu­sive club.

Golf World (UK) - - THE SPIN -

• US OPEN While still an am­a­teur, Spi­eth re­places the in­jured Brandt Snedeker and serves no­tice of his prom­ise by record­ing a T21. A 74, 74, 69, 70 leaves him 7-over and tied with, among oth­ers, Tiger Woods. His week­end score was topped only by win­ner Webb Simp­son. “You know, maybe I’m ready to go,” he said, be­fore turn­ing pro. • THE MASTERS Does not play. • US OPEN Misses the cut on +20. • THE OPEN Fin­ishes T44 on +13. • US PGA Misses the cut on +8. • THE MASTERS Fin­ishes T2, three shots be­hind Bubba Wat­son.

• US OPEN Fin­ishes T17, 13 strokes be­hind win­ner Martin Kaymer.

• THE OPEN Fin­ishes T36 at Hoy­lake, 15 shots be­hind Rory McIl­roy.

• US PGA Misses the cut at Val­halla. • THE MASTERS Lands his maiden ma­jor. Leads wire-towire, wins by four, ties Tiger’s low­est score in Masters his­tory (270) and records the most tour­na­ment birdies in Masters his­tory (28), three more than Phil Mick­el­son’s pre­vi­ous record.

• US OPEN Wins at Cham­bers Bay by a sin­gle stroke, be­com­ing the youngest US Open cham­pion since Bobby Jones in 1923. He also be­comes the youngest player to hold both Masters and US Open in the same year and the youngest to win two ma­jors be­fore the age of 22. As GW was go­ing to press, Jor­dan Spi­eth was pre­par­ing to tee it up in the US PGA. If he com­pletes the set there, he’ll re­place Tiger as the youngest player to com­plete a ca­reer Grand Slam and join a very se­lect few men with all four ma­jors to their name – as the box below shows.

• THE OPEN Re­turns to the spot­light with a ma­jes­tic, sham­bolic and ma­jes­tic win at Birk­dale. Joins Jack Nick­laus as the only player to win three dif­fer­ent ma­jors be­fore the age of 24. • THE MASTERS T11, eight adrift. • US OPEN T35, 17 be­hind • THE MASTERS 2nd, melt­down on 12. • US OPEN T37, 13 adrift. • THE OPEN T30, 22 short. • US PGA T13, seven be­hind. • THE OPEN Misses play-off by a sin­gle shot.

• US PGA Fin­ishes 2nd, three adrift.

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