Zach Johnson Wins British Open in a Playoff

Jul 20, 2015 4:37 PM

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - A very long day of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland, came to an end with Zach Johnson winning the British Open. To earn his second major, to go along with his win in the Masters in 2007, Johnson had to beat 2010 British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen and Australian Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff.

They finished regulation 15-under-par, a shot in front of Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Jason Day. Spieth, the winner of the Masters and U.S. Open this year, had his chances to either win the tournament or clinch a playoff spot, but a bogey on 17 cost the 21-year old from Texas.

At the time he was tied for the lead at 15-under but his final round 3-under-69 left him one back from the playoff trio.

Spieth gets a shot at winning a third major this year when the PGA Championship, the final major of the year, takes place mid-August at Whistling Straights in Sheboygin, Wisconsin.


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