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Monday, 22 June 2015
Jordan Spieth   (Getty Images)
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SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2015 – US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 17th European Tour event.

• Moves closer to Rory McIlroy in the Official World Golf Ranking and move to 11.0561 points.

• His second European Tour victory of the 2015 season, following the Masters Tournament.

• Has won his second consecutive European Tour stroke play event, following the Masters Tournament. (Was tied 17th in his last European Tour event, the WGC – Cadillac Match Play Championship).

• Becomes the sixth multiple winner of the 2015 European Tour season. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Anirban Lahiri (Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open), Andy Sullivan (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni and Joburg Open), Rory McIlroy (Omega Dubai Desert Classic and WGC – Cadillac Match Play), George Coetzee (Tshwane Open and AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open) and Jordan Spieth (Masters Tournament and US Open Championship).

• His second Major Championship victory in his tenth Major Championship appearance.

• His second consecutive Major Championship victory following the Masters Tournament.

• Victory comes in his fourth US Open Championship appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best US Open Championship performance of tied 17th in 2014.

• Becomes the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters Tournament and the US Open Championship in the same season.

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes only the sixth player to win the Masters Tournament and US Open Championship in the same season. They are: Craig Wood (1941), Ben Hogan (1951, 1953), Arnold Palmer (1960), Jack Nicklaus (1972), Tiger Woods (2002) and Jordan Spieth (2015).

• Becomes the 16th player in Major Championship history to have won both the Masters Tournament and US Open Championship.

• Becomes the first player since Rory McIlroy (2014 Open Championship and 2014 US PGA Championship) to win consecutive Major Championships.

• Becomes the 23rd different golfer to win consecutive Major Championships.

• Aged 21 years and 329 days becomes the youngest winner of the US Open Championship since Bobby Jones, in 1923, who was 21 years and 120 days and sixth youngest in history.

• Aged 21 years and 329 days becomes the youngest player to win their first two Major Championships since Gene Sarazen, who was 20 years and 172 days when he won his second Major Championship at the 1922 US PGA Championship.

• Becomes the fourth youngest player in history to win their first two Major Championships. They are: Tom Morris Jnr (18 in 1869, won the Open Championship in 1868 and 1869), Gene Sarazen (20 in 1922, won the 1922 US Open Championship and the 1922 US PGA Championship), John McDermott (20 in 1912, won the US Open Championship in 1911 and 1912) and Jordan Spieth (21 in 2015, won the Masters Tournament and US Open Championship).

• Becomes the youngest player to win back-to-back Majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922, aged 20 years and 172 days. Sarazen won the US Open Championship then the US PGA Championship.

• Becomes the youngest player to win both the Masters Tournament and US Open Championship, aged 21 years and 329 days.

• Becomes the youngest winner of the Masters Tournament and US Open Championship in the same season, aged 21 years and 329 days.

• Becomes the 12th youngest Major Championship winner in history, aged 21 years and 259 days at the 2015 Masters Tournament. Is now the 13th youngest at 21 years and 329 days, here at the US Open Championship.

• Becomes the 80th different player to record multiple Major Championship victories.

• Becomes the 49th different player to win two or more different Major Championships.

• Has won the first two Major Championships in 2015.Led in seven of the eight rounds of Major Championship golf this season, having won the Masters Tournament, wire-to-wire and led the US Open Championship since round two.

• Becomes the 51st time that the 54 hole leader has go onto win the US Open Championship.

• Becomes just the sixth American victory in the US Open Championship in the last 15 years. They are: Tiger Woods (2002 and 2008), Jim Furyk (2003), Lucas Glover (2009), Webb Simpson (2012) and Jordan Spieth (2015).

• Becomes the 201st American victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the third American victory on the 2015 European Tour. They are: Dustin Johnson (WGC – Cadillac Championship) and Jordan Spieth (Masters Tournament and US Open Championship).

• Becomes the first American to record multiple European Tour victories in the same European Tour season since Bubba Watson in 2014. He claimed the Masters Tournament and WGC – HSBC Champions.

• Jointly shared the lead going into the final round of the US Open Championship. Is the 15th time this season on The European Tour, the 54 hole leader has gone onto win.

• Gains a ten year exemption into the US Open Championship.

• Aged 21 years and 329 days becomes the youngest American to record multiple European Tour victories.

• Aged 21 years and 329 days becomes the youngest player to record multiple European Tour victories in the same season since Sergio Garcia, who was 19 years and 267 days, when he won the second of his titles at the Linde German Masters in 1999.
 

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