Golf

Spieth admits Open loss `tough to swallow`

Jordan Spieth

London, July 21 - Reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth has described his near miss in the 144 Open Championship as ' tough to swallow' after his hopes of securing a career Grand Slam were dashed at St Andrews.

The 21-year-old American failed to convert a birdie putt on the final hole that ruled him out of the title contention at the Old Course on Monday.

The world number two said that it is a tough feeling not to win the title after coming that close in a major, pointing to his missed chances in the final round, the BBC reported.

Zach Johnson `humbled` to be Open champion at St Andrews

Zach Johnson

London, July 21 - American golfer Zach Johnson has said that he was humbled to be Open champion after winning a three-man play-off on a thrilling final day at St Andrews.

The 39-year-old, who claimed his second major triumph of his career, said that he was honoured to be Open champion, adding that he was humbled to see his name etched on the historic Claret Jug along with some of golf's most famous names, the BBC reported.

Johnson triumphed at the Old Course by finishing a shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen and three above Australian Marc Leishman over four extra holes.

10-year-old son of milkman wins Junior World Golf Championship

10-year-old son of milkman wins Junior World Golf Championship

New Delhi, July 21 - Shubham Jaglan, a 10-year-old son of a milkman from Haryana, has claimed the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship for the 9-10 age category in San Diego.

Jaglan claimed the junior world championship on Thursday and has already won over 100 tournaments.

"Shubham was five years old when he started golf. He use to practice in an agricultural field. I would like to thank Delhi Golf Foundation to help him. I would congratulate all his fans for their support," said Eshwar Singh, Jaglan's Grandfather.

Zach Johnson wins Open Championship, dashes Spieth's hopes of career Grand Slam

Zach Johnson

London, July 21 - American golfer Zach Johnson clinched the Open Championship, his second major title, after winning a three-man play-off on a thrilling final day at St Andrews .

Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, triumphed at the Old Course by finishing a shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen and three above Australian Marc Leishman over four extra holes, the BBC reported.

An additional four-hole play-off was required to decide the winner after all three finished at 15- under 273 on Monday.

Amateur Dunne shares lead as Spieth surges back into contention at Open

Paul Dunne

London, July 20 - Irish amateur Paul Dunne stunned the golfing world by jointly leading The Open Championship in the belated third round at St Andrews, alongside former winner Louis Oosthuizen and Australia's Jason Day.

The 22-year-old posted a six-under-par 66 for 12 overall, while Oosthuizen and Day carded a 67 each, the BBC reported.

Meanwhile, reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth produced an aggressive game to storm back into title contention. He trails by one stroke off the lead at 11-under- par after firing a sublime third-round 66.

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