The victory makes Spieth the first player to win the year's first two majors since
Spieth shot a one-under-par 69 in the final round, including a birdie on the final hole, and finished five under par to win the championship at University Place, Wash.
"I'm in shock," Spieth said after winning. "I feel bad for Dustin."
Spieth will now contend for his third major title in July at the
"You can't win 'em all unless you win the first one," he joked.
Johnson could have won had he made an eagle putt from about 12 feet at No. 18, but the ball slid past the hole, leaving him with a birdie attempt of about four feet to force an 18-hole playoff on Monday. But Johnson missed again, ultimately settling for a three-putt par that left him tied for second with
Johnson has not won a major championship.
Spieth, who began his round with a bogey, appeared to have the championship all but wrapped up when he birdied No. 16 to take a three-shot lead. But he carded a double bogey at 17, before recovering at No. 18 with his third birdie on the back nine.
Branden Grace also held a share of the lead late Sunday afternoon before he sent his tee shot out of bounds on the 16th hole.
It's not over at
No. 18 has surrendered 29 birdies today. Johnson had a chance to tied Spieth on No. 16 but missed a short birdie putt. He didn't miss when he had the chance on No. 17 to tie the leader.
Spieth went bogey on No. 17 after his tee shot found some tall fescue grass. He had a chance for par with a long putt but ended up two-putting for a double bogey.
However, they're not alone.
Tied at third as well are Branden Grace (-3), who is still in play, and Cameron Smith (-3) and
The pressure of being at the top of the leaderboard finally got to Branden Grace.
The South African's tee-shot on No. 16 went way right and ended up somewhere along the chainlink fence out of bounds near the train tracks which run along the length of the hole.
Grace took another attempt at driving the 219 yard par 4 -- his third shot -- before settling for a bogey, creating a massive opening for
Spieth facing a 19-foot birdie putt only needed to make par to take the lead.
As the ball rolled rode a curve toward the hole the 21-year-old walked off in celebration as it fell into the hole.
Spieth now has a three-shot lead over Grace (-3),
If he can hole on he will be the first player since
Oosthuizen has distanced himself from those scores, and on Sunday he sank four consecutive birdies on the back nine (Nos. 12, 13, 14, 15) to move into a tie a fifth place with
Oosthuizen won the 2010
Johnson still has five holes left to play.
No lead is safe at the
After leading through the first nine holes in the final round at Chambers Bay,
Spieth and Branden Grace, who also birdied the 12th, are the new leaders at five-under.
Day has two birdies on the afternoon, erasing two of his four bogeys. Day and Johnson still have seven holes left to play.
As the final pairings head to the back nine at Chambers Bay,
Johnson is two-under par in the final round of the championship with birdies on the fourth and eighth holes. If he's able to hold on to the lead through the final nine holes it will be his first major championship.
Spieth and Grace are both even through the front nine with a single bogey and birdie each on their scorecards.
Shane Lowry and
McIlroy finished even through four rounds, which is quite an accomplishment given the big numbers posted by the other competitors. He's currently tied at ninth with
Johnson has not surrendered a bogey through seven holes, which has been enough to give him a one-shot lead over
Spieth moved into second after overcoming a bogey on the first hole of the afternoon. And, he had a chance at an eagle on the par 5 eighth hole, which would have given him a tie at first with Johnson, but missed a 13-foot putt. He ended up dropping in a three-footer for birdie to move ahead of Branden Grace (-3).
Day recovered from his early +1 with a birdie on the 462 yard par 4 on No. 5. He finished the hole with a 13-foot birdie to move ahead of Spieth and Grace.
Spieth also had an opportunity on the same hole from about the same distance, but the ball didn't drop. His putt ran long and over the edge of the hole and he ended up two-putting to par.
The leaders are on the course.
Spieth had to three-putt the first hole for a bogey after driving into the rough at Chambers Bay, dropping him to second place. The other
Cameron Smith, who earned his trip to the
Rory McIlroy is off to a strong start in the final round of the U.S. Open, moving to three-under par for the day through the first eight holes.
The 2011 U.S. Open champion birdied the Nos. 2, 7 and 8 holes to stand at one over for the tournament, five shots behind the leaders.
Sitting one stroke behind McIlroy is
Billy Horschel finished his round with an impressive three-under 67, but that didn't stop him from expressing his disapproval of the greens at Chambers Bay.
Billy Horschel isn't the only one climbing the U.S. Open leaderboard.
Geoff Ogilvy, who started the day 10 shots behind the leaders, sits at four under for the round after sinking birdies on four of his last seven holes. Through 13, he stands at two over.
He is tied with Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott. Garcia, who has been a vocal critic of the playing conditions at Chambers Bay, is three under through nine holes. Adam Scott started his round a short time ago and moved up with a birdie on No. 2. The group is six strokes behind the leaders.
Horschel's hot start has cooled slightly -- bogeys on 13 and 15 have dropped him back to three under for the day and four over on the weekend.
The leaders are scheduled to start teeing off at 2:48 p.m. PDT.
Billy Horschel has put on quite a show among the early risers at Chambers Bay.
Entering the day at seven-over par for the tournament, Horschel stood a five-under after dropping a seven-foot putt for eagle on the 12th hole.
Horschel is at two-over for the tournament, six shots back of the leaders.
The final round of the
Day, who collapsed on the course Friday after suffering from a case of vertigo, jumped to the leaders Saturday after finishing with a two-under-par 68. The 27-year-old Australian capped off his third round with birdies on four of his last seven holes.
Still, it won't be easy for Day to stay on top the leaderboard. Johnson has been at the front of the field since his impressive, opening-round 65. He finished the third round with an even-par 70, but he could be in line for his first major title with another strong round.
Grace, a six-time European tour winner, also finished at 70 to stay in contention for a major win for the first time. Spieth, who shot a one-over 71 Saturday, is arguably the favorite for victory as the 21-year-old tries to claim the second leg of a single-season Grand Slam.
Four other golfers are three shots back, including
Cameron Smith, Shane Lowry and
Spieth and Grace are scheduled to tee off at 2:48 p.m. PDT and Day and Johnson will be the final pair to hit the course at 3 p.m.