Zach Johnson won the British Open at St. Andrews on Monday in dramatic fashion.
The tournament was forced into four-hole aggregate playoff between Johnson, South African Louis Oosthuizen and Australian Marc Leishman. Johnson parred the final hole and finished the playoff at 2 under par, one stroke ahead of runner-up Oosthusizen.
All three finished the first four regulation rounds at 15 under par. Johnson and Leishman shot 6 under Monday, while Oosthuizen shot 3 under.
Johnson and Oosthuizen shot 1 under on the first playoff hole, while Leishman shot 6 over par.
Through two playoff holes, Johnson sat at 2 under, Oosthuizen at 1 under and Leishman closed the pack at 1 over par.
After three holes, Johnson led the group at 1 under, one stroke ahead of Oosthuizen and two ahead of Leishman.
Johnson and Oosthuizen parred the final hole, giving Johnson a one-stroke victory.
Johnson captured the 2007 Masters championship, and Monday’s victory was the 39-year-old’s second career major win.
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