Jordan Spieth Falls 1-Shot Short of Playoff in The Open Championship, No Grand Slam

By Jason McIntyre

Jordan Spieth missed a makeable putt on 17, and then came inches short of a birdie on 18 to finished 1-shot back of the leaders at The Open Championship, thus ending the hope for a Grand Slam in 2015.

After winning the Masters and U.S. Open, the 21-year old Spieth was tied for the lead a few times in the final round at St. Andrews, but a double bogey on the 8th hole was enormous. Still, after an incredible birdie on the 16th hole, he was once again tied for the lead.

After a bogey on the 17th, the dejection on his face was apparent, knowing he needed a birdie on the 18th hole – something he’d done in the 1st two rounds – to get into the playoff with Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman, each of whom shot 66 Monday.

But Spieth’s approach shot rolled back into the Valley of Sin, leaving him an extremely tough putt to get into the playoff, and as you can see, it was just wide.

Johnson and Leishman will be joined by Louis Oosthuizen in a 4-hole, aggregate playoff.