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PGA – Zach Johnson Wins The British Open

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Professional Sports News.

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

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