— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) June 22, 2015
The Golf Blog says: The final round of this year’s US Open at the much maligned Chambers Bay outside of Tacoma had a lot of drama. Rory McIlroy (E), Adam Scott (-3), and Louis Oosthuizen (-4)–all major winners–made late charges, successively, that put some pressure on the leaders. But, as the final two groups finished, they would provide all the drama that will forever define this year’s U.S. Open. Jordan Spieth, golf’s new golden boy, birdied the 16th with a bomb to go to -6, but then double bogeyed 17, and had a chance for eagle on 18 but settled for birdie to finish at -5.
One group behind, Dustin Johnson birdied the 17th and had a chance to win the U.S. Open with a 12-foot eagle putt on 18. But DJ hit his 1st first putt too hard and failed to make the five-foot come-backer. It was another excruciating collapse for DJ at a major.
With the win, Jordan Spieth has won the first two majors of the year and still has a chance at winning the Grand Slam, all at the age of 21. Congrats, Jordan! If Chambers Bay never hosts a major again given all the criticism of the site, it will go down in history as the site of the ascendance of Jordan Spieth to the best U.S. player in golf and perhaps the best player in the world. Dustin Johnson’s familiar collapse will become a distant memory. It’s the Jordan Era.
Jordan Spieth: Youngest player ever to win Masters and U.S. Open pic.twitter.com/EuAWpmMzlO
— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) June 22, 2015
The Fox coverage of the @usopengolf has gone back 5 to 10 years. Only showing 3 or 4 groups. Disappointing as a golf fan!
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) June 20, 2015
the telestrator on fox's golf coverage has become self aware and is trying to doodle over the commentators. pic.twitter.com/Rvl4T8fIGH
— Philip Jones (@philgoodstory) June 18, 2015
— Rob Schmitt (@Schmitt4NY) June 21, 2015
— Rhett Fast (@RhettFast) June 19, 2015
— Doug Dirks (@cbcDougDirks) June 20, 2015
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) June 21, 2015
— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) June 21, 2015
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) June 19, 2015
The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods shot 39 on the front nine of Chambers Bay, the site of this year’s U.S. Open. Then things got worse as Tiger finished 10 over par, with an 80. The only consolation for Tiger was that he beat his playing partner Rickie Fowler, who shot 81. The biggest moment of embarrassment for Tiger was when he completely topped his 3-wood from the fairway on the 18th hole into a pot bunker. That costly mistake resulted in another bogey and a score of 80. Ouch. Tiger’s career may be “David Duval” done.Tweet
— kim (@swag12373) June 7, 2015
— ESPN Golf (@ESPNGolf) June 8, 2015
The Golf Blog says: After repeatedly defending Tiger Woods during his current 7-year major drought, we give up. He just shot his worst round in tournament play, 85–yes, 85 and finished dead last at a venue he’s owned and won at 5 times (the Memorial, Jack Nicklaus’s tourney). For the first time his career, Tiger played alone in the first group on Sunday given his last place standing.
Now on his 4th swing coach (Chris Como) and 4th major swing of his professional career, Tiger has become a shell of his former self. His driver is his nemesis, and the dreaded chipping yips that he overcame at the Masters appear to be back. Nothing in his game seems reliable.
On the Golf Channel, Notah Begay defended his friend Tiger and asked for patience of several more months to judge Tiger’s swing changes. But Tiger’s been working with Como for 8 months already. The results just have not materialized. At times, Tiger looks completely lost.
Others have correctly likened Tiger’s dramatic fall from the top golfer in the world to Seve Ballesteros’s career. Seve had to give up tournament competition because he couldn’t hit his driver straight. We’re also reminded of the more recent example of David Duval, who flamed out after winning his only major, succumbing to injuries and then the inability to recapture his swing.
Perhaps it’s only fitting that Tiger shot his worst round at Jack’s tournament. It was probably the final nail in the coffin in Tiger’s quest to beat Jack’s record of 18 majors. R.I.P.Tweet
Bowditch shoots 64, rolls to Nelson win at adopted home http://t.co/ZGPjMlQbZT
— Sports Fanz (@FanzAllSport) May 31, 2015
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 31, 2015