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Spieth birdies final hole to claim U.S. Open title

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    Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday in University Place
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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. » Jordan Spieth birdied the 18th hole then watched Dustin Johnson use three putts to par it in winning the U.S. Open for his second straight major title.

Spieth, who earlier this year won The Masters, had a three-shot lead entering the 17th. But he fell into a tie at 4 under when he double-bogeyed the hole and Louis Oosthuizen birdied No. 18.

On the par-5, 601-yard closing hole, Spieth reached the green in two and two-putted to take a one-shot lead with Johnson lurking in the group behind.

Johnson also reached the green on his second shot with a chance to claim the title with an eagle. But he ran his eagle putt a few feet past the hole. His birdie attempt grazed the side of the hole, giving Spieth the victory.

"I’m in shock," Spieth said during a TV interview immediately following the outcome.

Spieth shot a final-round 69 for a 275 total. Johnson shot even-par 70 to finish tied for second with Louis Oosthuizen, who shot 3-under 67, including 29 on the back nine when he birdied six on his final seven holes.

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