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8:28AM

S.F. Examiner: Don’t forget the winner: Johnson carving own history

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — He wasn’t exactly the wrong winner, although in the context of what was possible in this 144th British Open, that could be one definition — if an unfair one.

Zach Johnson may not be Jordan Spieth, in fame or fortune, but he is “The Champion golfer of the year.”

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5:06PM

Bleacher Report: Jordan Spieth Will Look Back on the 2015 British Open as the 1 That Got Away

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — He was a stroke short, one swing of the 274 Jordan Spieth needed over the five days and four rounds of the British Open. This is the game of golf, a heartbreaker, because of one swing.

Three in a row, the first three majors of any year. Ben Hogan did it, won the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open in 1953. And nobody has done it since, and it's likely nobody will do it. Ever.

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6:55PM

S.F. Examiner: Slam quest doesn’t rattle Spieth

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Let us be the doubters, the ones who keep reminding Jordan Spieth what he’s trying to accomplish. We’ll tell him this has been done only once in the long history of golf, by the great Ben Hogan, and that it borders between improbable and unlikely — if not somewhere around impossible.

Spieth is a man apart, and man is the proper identification, not because he has reached his majority, age 21, but because he accepts the task at hand: winning a third straight major championship this year — and, lordy, maybe even a fourth — with an almost unreal zealousness.

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6:53PM

Bleacher Report: Jordan Spieth's Swagger Shows He's Ready for the Record Books at British Open

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The confidence is subtle, demonstrated, not shouted. Yet there's no question Jordan Spieth has a belief that he can do what Ben Hogan did and what neither Arnold Palmer nor Jack Nicklaus could: win the first three golfing majors of the year.

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7:45AM

S.F. Examiner: Crisis? Johnson bids for Claret Jug after U.S. Open crash

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The specter of disappointment was lurking, haunting Dustin Johnson, or so we thought. What Johnson thought, or so he told us, was, hey, he can’t do anything about the past, about the way he squandered the U.S. Open.

“I did everything I was supposed to do,” he said of his final-day putting disaster at Chambers Bay. “It wasn’t difficult to get over it. But you know I was definitely happy the way I played.”

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