The victor of the Masters and the U.S. Open was in contention to add the Claret Jug to his major haul for 2015 until the very end at The Open on Monday, when a birdie putt from the “Valley of Sin” on the final hole came up about 3 inches left of the cup, denying him a spot in a playoff, and the opportunity to become the first player to win golf’s modern Grand Slam.
But he then heard a massive roar from the 16th which indicated that Spieth had holed from 50 feet across the green for a birdie to make it a three-way tie for the lead.
The Cobb County native ended his day eight shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, who was forced to finish his final five holes of his second round in the morning.
Jordan Spieth failed at the British Open on Monday to become just the second player to win the first three majors of the year.
Dunne and Oosthuizen tee-off together in the day’s final pairing at 1430 local time.
Not after an impeccable back nine that pulled him to within a shot of the lead.
After two rounds, Schniederjans was fourth in the competition for low amateur at St. Andrews, behind UAB’s Paul Dunne (6-under), Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge (4-under) and French player Romain Langasque, who was also 4-under, but had five holes to play. Who will win the British Open?
So if he were to match the feat of Ben Hogan, who won the first three majors of the season back in 1953, how would he appraise such an epic undertaking?
Making the task more hard is Spieth’s unfamiliarity with the Old Course. “For many players it doesn’t work”, he said.
“We all know the talent is there, it was just a case of when it was going to come through”.
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson set a testing clubhouse target as the 144th Open headed for a thrilling conclusion at St Andrews. New Zealand’s Ryan Fox posted a 5-under 67 playing in the first group.
Johnson led after 36 holes but an ugly 75 on Sunday knocked him back.
However, the world number two then bogeyed the 17th after mishitting his approach and had to settle for a closing 69 to finish 14 under par alongside playing partner Jason Day.
And it was a truly global mix with Europeans, Americans, Australians, South Africans and at one stage even an Indian battling it out.