Jordan Spieth & Youngest Winners in US Open Golf History

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After a record-setting performance at the Masters in April by Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old superstar maintained his stunning dominance this weekend with an six-under performance to win the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay. He is now, according to the Golf Channel’s Justin Ray, the youngest player ever to win both the Masters and the US Open, the youngest to win multiple majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922 and the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters and US Open in the same year.

He wasn’t quite the youngest ever to win the US Open, but he was extremely close. Here’s a look at the youngest winners in the tournament’s 115-year history:


Youngest Winners in US Open History

1911: Johnny McDermott, 19 years, 10 months, 15 days

1913: Francis Oulmet, 20 years, 4 months, 13 days

1922: Gene Sarazen, 20 years, 4 months, 19 days

1895: Horace Rawlins, 21 years, 2 months

1923: Bobby Jones, 21 years, 3 months, 29 days

1914: Walter Hagen, 21 years, 8 months, 1 day

1901: Willie Anderson, 21 years, 8 months, 27 days

2015: Jordan Spieth, 21 years, 10 months, 26 days

2011: Rory McIlroy, 22 years, 1 month, 16 days

1962: Jack Nicklaus, 22 years, 4 months, 28 days

1976: Jerry Pate, 22 years, 9 months, 5 days

1899: Willie Smith, 22 years, 11 months, 8 days

1933: Johnny Goodman, 23 years, 5 months, 14 days

2000: Tiger Woods, 24 years, 5 months, 20 days

1898: Fred Herd, 24 years, 6 months, 24 days

1994: Ernie Els, 24 years, 8 months, 4 days

1896: James Foulis, 24 years, 8 months, 27 days

As you can see, many of the names on this list are from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. While Spieth is technically eighth on the list, the fact he is ahead of names like Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods shows you just how special this kid truly is.


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