Now the golfers will square off again, placed in the same group for the start of the British Open.
Spieth and Johnson -- who will be joined by Hideki Matsuyama and tee off at 1:33 a.m. PDT on Thursday -- aren't the only notable pairing scheduled for Thursday at St. Andrews.
Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel and the always entertaining Ian Poulter tee off at 1 a.m. Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson go at 9:34 a.m. PDT. Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Nick Faldo start a few minutes later.
No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy will miss this year's Open after injuring his ankle while playing soccer with friends.