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Jordan Spieth's quest for single-season Grand Slam ends

He came up just a bit short.

Jordan Spieth played his way into contention on the final round of the 2015 British Open, but came up at least a stroke shy of winning and will not complete the career grand slam. Spieth was tied for the lead heading into No. 17, but missed a par putt to drop to 14-under.

That left him needing a birdie on the 72nd hole in order to tie Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman and join a potential playoff. Spieth hit a solid tee shot, setting up a wedge into the green. His approach had too much spin, however, and rolled back into the "Valley of Sin" off the front of the green.. That left a nearly impossible birdie putt from off the front. He made a tremendous run at it, but it didn't drop.

Spieth will have to settle for a top five finish at the British Open to go along with his wins at the Masters and the U.S. Open. He was attempting to become the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win the first three majors of the season.

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