Jordan Spieth’s spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa.
Johnson captured his second major, this one at the home of golf, winning the British Open in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman that capped off five wild days at St. Andrews and a suspense-filled final round.
The players went into the playoff at 15-under par.
On a tense afternoon of shadows and showers on the Old Course, Johnson closed with a 6-under 66 by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation.
Oosthuizen was a runner-up for the second straight major.
He was one shot behind Spieth in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports