Jordan Spieth of the United States and his caddie Michael Greller in action during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington. Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP
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Jordan Spieth continued his breakout season, following up a historic Masters triumph by emerging from a crowded leaderboard in the final round Sunday to claim his first U.S. Open crown.The world number two Spieth is fast becoming the posterboy for American golf over the fading Tiger Woods, as he became the first player to capture the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year since Woods did it in 2002 .Australia's Jason Day courageously battled vertigo through the final three rounds, to shoot a closing 74 and finish at even-par 280, five strokes back of Spieth.Day instantly became the crowd favorite after a frightening vertigo attack near the end of his second round that caused him to collapse in front of the ninth hole grandstand.He was still suffering in the final round, but soldiered on to remain in contention and finish with three birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey.The 27-year-old Grace battled Spieth down the stretch but the South African slumped badly on the 16th hole, finishing with a double bogey to Spieth's birdie for a crucial three-shot swing.
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