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Jordan Spieth Came This Close to a Chance at Golf’s Grand Slam (Video)

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jordan Spieth putt 18 - British Open

After 72 holes of golf during the British Open Championship, Jordan Spieth found himself one stroke shy of tying the leaders and booking himself a spot in the four-hole playoff.

On the 18th green during Monday’s final round at St. Andrews, Spieth had a shot to make birdie and get to 15-under—which would have put him in a tie with clubhouse leaders Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman at the time.

Here’s what happened:

He came that close to keeping his dream of capturing golf’s grand slam alive. But as we all know, golf is often a game of inches, and Jordan Spieth sure could have used a couple of those inches to the right of that putt.

As for the eventual British Open champion, Zach Johnson (who beat Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff), he did this with his birdie opportunity while closing out his final round on the 18th green:

That was the putt that got Johnson into the playoff, and the rest is history.