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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Limerick Summary: 2015 U.S. Open

Winner: Jordan Spieth

Around the wider world of golf: Not much golf other than the US Open this week, although there were a couple of women's events. Christel Boeljon won the Deloitte Ladies Open on the LET; and Brooke Henderson won the 2015 Four Winds Invitational on the Symetra Tour.

Jordan Spieth gets a bit animated

The USGA set up Chambers Bay to let the field take a run at the championship... and that's exactly what they did. A article called it " an intense -- and insane -- final round."

As it turned out, the guys at +4 weren't too far back after all. Rory got it to -2 and had a putt to reach -3, but he missed it and wasn't the same afterward. He finished at even par.

Adam Scott shot the round of the week -- a 6-under 64 -- to post the early lead in the clubhouse at -3. Then Louis Oosthuizen set or tied all kinds of records, making birdie on 6 of his final 7 holes to post at -4.

The four leaders at the start -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace and Jordan Spieth -- battled back and forth all day. Jason (understandably) couldn't match his heroics from the third round and fell back to even par. The other three traded the lead -- and double-bogeys -- most of the day until Jordan made a two-putt birdie on 18 to take the clubhouse lead at -5 and wait to see what Dustin would do.

But DJ made a shocking 3-putt on 18 to give Jordan the win... and it will likely fuel further debates about the greens this week. Although he and Louis were runners-up, DJ passed on the award ceremony and the media presser. He did talk briefly to local media, however, as recorded in the article referenced earlier:
Johnson didn't blame the condition of the green for his missed birdie putt, but did say, "When they are fast and bumpy, it's tough to get it in the hole. Whatever the putt did on the last hole, I don't know. I might have pulled it a little bit. But still to me it looked like it bounced left. It's tough. It's very difficult."
At least Paulina and little Tatum were there to ease the pain. The last we saw of him on TV, he was carrying Tatum and smiling. This is unlikely to be the last time we see Dustin in contention at a major!

Meanwhile, to the victor goes the spoils and yet another major Limerick Summary. But things may be a bit less cheery for the current World Number 1...
A cloud hangs o’er Rory this morning
Cause Jordan has sent him a warning:
“I’m coming to get you—
I’m not gonna let you
Keep building that lead you’ve been forming!”
The photo came from the US Open page at

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