Jordan Spieth probably didn't envisioning winning the 2015 U.S. Open quite in the way he did, but the title is his all the same.
Dustin Johnson missed a birdie putt on 18 that would've forced an 18-hole playoff Monday. Instead, Spieth finished all alone atop the leaderboard at five under. You can view the full standings below:
Although it's hard not to get excited about Spieth winning two majors by the time he's 21 years old, Johnson's putt will be what most fans remember about the 2015 U.S. Open. There aren't many more heartbreaking ways to lose a major tournament.
Sergio Garcia was one of many hoping to see a playoff between Johnson and Spieth:
ESPN.com's Jason Sobel got Johnson's post-round reaction:
Kelly Tilghman of Golf Channel was among those feeling sorry for Johnson, but she added he'll have the 2015 PGA Championship to rebound from his disappointment:
CBS Sports' Will Brinson captured a screenshot of Johnson smiling and holding his son after his final round, an image Brinson thought put the importance of sports into perspective:
Of course, take nothing away from Spieth. He was in the hunt after the first round and then owned a share of the lead at the conclusion of the second and third rounds. Had Spieth not double-bogeyed 17, Johnson wouldn't have even had a serious shot of forcing a playoff anyway.
The PGA Tour highlighted a few of Spieth's superlatives following his victory:
Sobel joked that Spieth isn't exactly illustrating the value of a college education with each tournament he wins:
With all of the drama on the final hole, it's easy to forget Louis Oosthuizen's late push Sunday evening. He birdied six of the last seven holes to move into four under for the tournament. There was a short window of time in which he was in line to be a part of the potential playoff Monday.
The 32-year-old came so close to making history, per Golf Channel's Justin Ray:
Alas, Oosthuizen's run was too little, too late.
Now, all eyes will be on the Open Championship to see if Spieth can actually maintain his Grand Slam pace. Considering only one golfer ever—excluding Tiger Woods' "Tiger Slam"—has ever achieved that lofty goal, it's probably a little too premature to put Spieth in that discussion.
That might change if he comes out on top at St. Andrews next month.