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June 23, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Roar. Roar. Roar. As Jordan Spieth ticked off the second leg of what has become his Grand Slam quest and Dustin Johnson added another chapter to his legacy of disappoinment, the largest grandstand in U.S. Open history hardly could have asked for better theater. Six thousand had seats to one of the more thrilling finishes in major championship history. Louie Oosthuizen posted a 4-under with a sweet birdie putt ( ROAR ) . . . right about the time Spieth drooped from 6-under to 4 with a double-bogey on 17. Spieth then launched his second shot to the par-5 18th, straight and true; it rolled onto the green, up the back slope and swept by the right edge, leaving him 15 feet for eagle and two putts for the lead ( ROAR )
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July 20, 2013 | Associated Press
GULLANE, Scotland - The last five days must feel like a blur to 19-year-old Jordan Spieth. He won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first professional win, which qualified him for the British Open. He flew on a charter overnight to Scotland. He saw Muirfield for the first time. And then he went out Thursday and shot a 69, one of only 14 rounds in the 60s. Perhaps even more impressive is that Spieth had only one bogey, dropping a shot on the par-3 fourth hole. He birdied two of the par 5s and added another birdie on the short par-4 third hole.
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April 11, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - For someone who is 21 years old and is playing in the Masters for just the second time in his life, Jordan Spieth possesses the game and the demeanor of an Augusta National Golf Club veteran while maintaining the youthful exuberance to use the word "cool" a lot. Indeed, Spieth was the coolest customer on a hot day Thursday amid the azaleas and the dogwoods, carding nine birdies in a near-record-tying round of 8-under-par 64 that was...
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July 21, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - No amateur has won the Open Championship since Bobby Jones was immortalizing himself by sweeping the grand slam in 1930. The last time an amateur won any major was Johnny Goodman at the 1933 U.S. Open. The last amateur who even led a major after 54 holes was Jim Simons in the 1971 U.S. Open at Merion, where he was two clear of Jack Nicklaus heading into the fourth round before finishing three shots out of a timeless playoff. That's the kind of history 22-year-old Irishman Paul Dunne will be chasing today at the Old Course, when the game's oldest major will finally come to an end albeit a day late for the first time since 1988.
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July 17, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Jordan Spieth wasn't wearing the University of Texas' burnt orange when he met the British Open media Wednesday, but his home-state connections were obvious anyway. The thoughtful answers of the golfing phenom, who beginning Thursday is aiming for a third consecutive major championship after winning the Masters and U.S. Open earlier this year, had a slight Southwest twang, and when the subject of Fort Worth legend Ben Hogan was raised, his tone turned reverent. Yet for all his Lone Star loyalty, it may be the 21-year-old's Pennsylvania roots - less-known but as deep as a St. Andrews pot bunker - that on the eve of his history-making Old Course quest better explain Spieth's rapid rise to golf's summit.
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April 8, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Young love runs hot. When Jordan Spieth strode Thursday to the 12th tee, the guts of Amen Corner, he was reviewing what had just happened on treacherous 11th: a risky, 218-yard approach shot and a 10-foot par save, typical of Spieth's opening-round brilliance. Suddenly, he found himself awash in adoration. Thousands of fans gave him a standing ovation. He tipped his cap once, twice, three times, and then he blushed a little bit. "It was one of the coolest moments I've ever had here," Spieth acknowledged.
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July 17, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There's no way Jordan Spieth can possibly complete golf's calendar Grand Slam, right? Not at 21. Or probably any other age. Why? Well, because it's never been done in the modern era. He's halfway there, having gone wire-to-wire in April at the Masters (where he tied Tiger Woods' scoring record) before taking last month's U.S. Open by a shot when Dustin Johnson three-putted the 72nd green. Last week he won in a playoff at the John Deere, in his first start since Chambers Bay, even though a bunch of folks figured he would have been better off getting to the Old Course earlier to properly prepare for the third major of the season.
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April 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods was unable to kick his game up another notch Sunday in the final round of the Masters, but he was pleased with his return to competition after a horrendous start to the year. Woods, who injured his right wrist at No. 9 but kept playing, carded a 1-over-par 73 for a 72-hole score of 5-under 283, tied for 17th. He had an eagle and two birdies, all coming on Augusta National's par-5s, but added five bogeys. For the day, he managed to hit just two fairways and seven greens.
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April 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The people who follow professional golf always have sought the next great player since before the days of Arnold Palmer. They found one 18 years ago at the Masters where 21-year-old Tiger Woods set records that few thought would ever be approached. Then Jordan Spieth came along last year and displayed his talent and his competitive nature right away, entering the final 18 holes of his first Masters with a share of the lead. Although he eventually lost to Bubba Watson, he created a buzz where people expected he would contend again someday at Augusta National Golf Club.
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May 24, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament - even though most folks likely will remember Jordan Spieth as the big winner. Day fought through a rocky final round for a 2-over 72, but it was good enough to give the 22-year-old Australian the first win of his PGA Tour career. Still, the 2010 Nelson will go down for the remarkable Tour debut by Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at a local Dallas-area high school.
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August 2, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - In more than a quarter-century of covering major golf tournaments, I've experienced my share of, shall we say, different kinds of days. Sunday at Baltusol had to be right up there in any number of ways, not the least of which was that the PGA Championship actually finished on time when a lot of folks, including Jordan Spieth, were suggesting that we might all still be here until maybe Tuesday. He didn't specify which week. I was at Muirfield on Saturday of the 2002 British Open, when the "filthy" stuff, as they call it in those parts, blew in. Just like that, they were playing in conditions that would have made Noah start collecting wood.
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July 31, 2016 | Joe Juliano and Mike Kern, STAFF WRITERS
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The beauty of televising sporting events is that there are very few secrets anymore, since cameras are virtually everywhere. That, of course, can also be a curse, because sometimes it creates undue insight from afar.  Not to mention needless controversy. And hasn't golf had enough of that lately? Take the nearly 10 minutes it took Jordan Spieth to take a free drop from a gravely cart path on No. 7 Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club in the second round of the 98th PGA Championship, which happened to be his 16th hole since his threesome had started on the back side.
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July 29, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Last year Jordan Spieth won two majors, missed a playoff in another by a stroke and was second in the fourth. So naturally the golf world began pondering how long it would take him to do something along those lines again, if not maybe even surpass that. It's the way this expectation stuff works. We're all on the lookout for the next Tiger Woods, even if it happens to be Rory McIlroy one summer and Jason Day the next. Or was that Dustin Johnson? Perspectives can change like that.
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July 28, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Who won the Olympic gold medal in men's tennis singles in Seoul in 1988? How about Barcelona in 1992? If you remember then you're either a rabid tennis fan or an Olympics nut. Tennis was reintroduced as an official Olympic sport in 1988 after a 64-year absence. In the interim, the sport grew globally like wildfire. Wins from ninth-ranked Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia in 1988, then 37th-ranked Marc Rosset of Switzerland in 1992, did not further fuel this fire.
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July 27, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Can the golf season already be coming to an end? Or at least the really relevant part of it. It seems like only yesterday that Jordan Spieth, the game's next great thing, was throwing away his chance at winning a second straight Masters on the final nine. The green jacket went instead to England's Danny Willett. While the pride of Sheffield was obviously deserving, the name didn't move nearly as many needles. Can you say Charl Schwartzel? That was 15 weeks ago. Since then we've seen Dustin Johnson finally win a major at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson also get his first at the age of 40 by beating ageless Phil Mickelson in historic fashion at the British Open.
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June 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. – After everything Dustin Johnson had been through in majors, especially a pair of near-misses in the U.S. Open, it seemed unfair for him to play his last seven holes Sunday at Oakmont Country Club with a possible 1-stroke penalty hanging over his head. After viewing the video of his ball moving ever so slightly on the fifth green, officials of the U.S. Golf Association informed Johnson on the 12th tee that they would review the video with him after his round and appeared likely to penalize him. Johnson, however, remained determined and unflappable going for a championship in which he had been so close before and fallen short.
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June 20, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - He's the top-ranked player on the planet, having won seven times in his last 18 starts. He was the betting favorite coming into the second major of the season, slightly ahead of defending champion Jordan Spieth, having finished in the top 10 of the last four majors and the top nine of the last three U.S. Opens. In May, he also won the Players Championship, the next best thing to a major. But when reigning PGA champ Jason Day struggled to a 6-over-par 76 in the weather-delayed first round of the national championship at Oakmont Country Club, well, many folks probably figured he could start looking ahead to the British Open, which he almost won last year.
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June 20, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - Chris Crawford was disappointed with his ball-striking at the U.S. Open. Any mistakes he made at Oakmont Country Club were not forgiven. But the fact that the amateur from Bensalem and Drexel shot a pair of 6-over-par 76s to miss the 36-hole cut in his first national championship did not take away from the sheer excitement of being here. "It was just spectacular," Crawford, one of 11 amateurs in the field, said Saturday after finishing his second round shortly before 9 a.m. "From Day 1, I had an awesome time all week being here.
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June 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - In the U.S. Open, players must adapt and adjust to changing course conditions, which is what defending champion Jordan Spieth tried to do in a first round that lasted more than 24 hours from first tee shot to final putt. Three separate stoppages because of thunderstorms on Thursday prompted most of Spieth's colleagues in the first wave of contestants to come back Friday. He found an Oakmont Country Club course that was a lot softer than the one he prepared on, and finished up a 2-over-par 72, 6 strokes off the lead.
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June 19, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
OAKMONT, Pa. - England's Lee Westwood has 42 worldwide wins on five continents. He's been the European Tour Player of the Year three times. He's played in the last eight Ryder Cups, six of them for the winning side. He was ranked No. 1 for 22 weeks in 2010-11, the first British golfer to do so since Nick Faldo nearly two decades earlier. About the only thing Westwood hasn't done is win a major. At 43, he's one of those guys. And they know who they are, mostly because the rest of the world keeps reminding them.
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