US Open Leaderboard 2015: Twitter Reacts to Results and Standings from Sunday

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 21:  Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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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:

Sergio Garcia @TheSergioGarcia

I hate seeing that! Poor @DJohnsonPGA he deserved a chance on the play off tomorrow!😤😤

ESPN.com's Jason Sobel got Johnson's post-round reaction:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Dustin Johnson: "I really struggled getting it in the hole today. I didn't think I was hitting bad putts, they just weren't going in."

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Dustin Johnson: "On the last green, I was thinking, this is why I'm here. This is why I play the game of golf. It just didn't work out."

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:

Kelly Tilghman @KellyTilghmanGC

I hate it for Dustin Johnson. He's so ridiculously talented. Maybe his redemption comes at Whistling Straits.

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:

Will Brinson @WillBrinson

That was horribly brutal but it's still just a game. http://t.co/gc43Dn06BJ

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:


21-year-old Jordan Spieth has won the first two majors of 2015. #USOpen http://t.co/QPyqsekRtr

Sobel joked that Spieth isn't exactly illustrating the value of a college education with each tournament he wins:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Jordan Spieth, who dropped out of college three years ago, has now earned $16,086,406 in PGA Tour winnings. Stay in school, kids!

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:

Justin Ray @JustinRayGC

No player since WW2 has shot a 77 and gone on to win the #USOpen Louis Oosthuizen shot 77 on Thursday

Alas, Oosthuizen's run was too little, too late.

The 2015 U.S. Open had a little bit of everything, including complaints about the course, an inspiring performance from Jason Day on Saturday, Spieth's continued ascent and Johnson's misfortune.

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. 


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