Zach Johnson

2015 / St Andrews

Amid great excitement and almost unbearable tension on the Old Course, The 144th Open featured one of the event's best-ever finishes in which American Zach Johnson eventually triumphed in a four hole play-off against 2010 Champion Golfer Louis Oosthuizen and Australia’s Marc Leishman.

The Open at St Andrews is always a special occasion and the 2015 edition started on the perfect note with Peter Thomson and Arnold Palmer starring in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge prior to The Open proper.

Drama aplenty unfolded as the world’s best players took on the game’s greatest challenge of playing for the Claret Jug and Dustin Johnson powered into the lead with a 65 on the first day.

The second round was notable for dramatic weather, with flooding on Friday closing the Old Course and gales on Saturday stopping play, but also saw the memorable farewells of Sir Nick Faldo – donning the sweater from his 1987 victory – and five-time Champion Tom Watson, for whom thousands lined the final fairway as darkness descended.

Ireland’s Paul Dunne highlighted the strong amateur challenge by sharing the 54-hole lead before Monday’s absorbing finale – only the second Monday finish in the history of The Open.

That saw Johnson and Leishman make superb charges before Oosthuizen also joined a play-off that Jordan Spieth – the Masters and US Open Champion in hot pursuit of a Grand Slam - and Jason Day only just missed.

Johnson birdied the first two extra holes and finished one ahead of Oosthuizen to   become the sixth former Masters champion to win at St Andrews – joining Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.

The 39-year-old from Iowa said afterwards: "I'm grateful. I'm humbled and I'm honoured. This is the birthplace of the game and that Jug means so much in sports."

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Zach JOHNSON
1
66
71
70
66
273
-15
T2
70
73
64
66
273
-15
T2
67
70
67
69
273
-15
T4
67
72
66
69
274
-14
T4
66
71
67
70
274
-14
T6
66
69
72
70
277
-11
T6
71
68
68
70
277
-11
T6
70
69
68
70
277
-11
Jordan NIEBRUGGE
T6
67
73
67
70
277
-11
T10
71
70
69
68
278
-10
Adam SCOTT
T10
70
67
70
71
278
-10
Brendon TODD
T12
71
73
69
66
279
-9
Oliver SCHNIEDERJANS
T12
70
72
70
67
279
-9
Luke DONALD
T12
68
70
73
68
279
-9
Martin KAYMER
T12
71
70
70
68
279
-9
Ashley CHESTERS
T12
71
72
67
69
279
-9
Anthony WALL
T12
70
71
68
70
279
-9
T18
72
66
71
71
280
-8
Robert STREB
T18
66
71
70
73
280
-8
Branden GRACE
T20
69
72
73
67
281
-7
Russell HENLEY
T20
74
66
72
69
281
-7
Greg OWEN
T20
68
73
71
69
281
-7
T20
70
72
70
69
281
-7
James MORRISON
T20
71
71
70
69
281
-7
Marcus FRASER
T20
74
69
68
70
281
-7
T20
70
71
68
72
281
-7
T20
72
70
67
72
281
-7
Retief GOOSEN
T20
66
72
69
74
281
-7
T20
72
69
65
75
281
-7
T30
73
71
71
67
282
-6
T30
72
68
71
71
282
-6
T30
72
71
68
71
282
-6
Anirban LAHIRI
T30
69
70
71
72
282
-6
Matt JONES
T30
68
73
69
72
282
-6
Jim FURYK
T30
73
71
66
72
282
-6
Ryan PALMER
T30
71
71
67
73
282
-6
T30
72
71
66
73
282
-6
Steven BOWDITCH
T30
70
69
69
74
282
-6
Paul DUNNE
T30
69
69
66
78
282
-6
Scott ARNOLD
T40
71
73
73
66
283
-5
T40
72
71
73
67
283
-5
T40
73
70
71
69
283
-5
T40
71
73
68
71
283
-5
John SENDEN
T40
72
72
68
71
283
-5
Geoff OGILVY
T40
71
68
72
72
283
-5
T40
70
70
71
72
283
-5
T40
66
70
74
73
283
-5
Marc WARREN
T40
68
69
72
74
283
-5
T49
72
69
76
67
284
-4
David HOWELL
T49
68
73
73
70
284
-4
Jamie DONALDSON
T49
72
71
71
70
284
-4
Graeme McDOWELL
T49
72
72
70
70
284
-4
T49
71
73
69
71
284
-4
Hunter MAHAN
T49
72
72
67
73
284
-4
T49
72
72
67
73
284
-4
T49
65
69
75
75
284
-4
T49
72
70
66
76
284
-4
Cameron TRINGALE
T58
71
71
73
70
285
-3
T58
71
73
70
71
285
-3
T58
72
70
71
72
285
-3
David LIPSKY
T58
73
69
70
73
285
-3
T58
67
75
70
73
285
-3
Jason DUFNER
T58
73
71
67
74
285
-3
Greg CHALMERS
T58
70
71
69
75
285
-3
Thongchai JAIDEE
T65
72
71
70
73
286
-2
T65
71
73
69
73
286
-2
T65
69
72
71
74
286
-2
Ross FISHER
T68
71
73
72
71
287
-1
Bernd WIESBERGER
T68
72
72
71
72
287
-1
Richie RAMSAY
T68
72
71
70
74
287
-1
Harris ENGLISH
T68
71
72
69
75
287
-1
Graham DELAET
T68
71
73
68
75
287
-1
T68
67
72
69
79
287
-1
T74
70
71
75
72
288
-
Brett RUMFORD
T74
71
71
71
75
288
-
David LINGMERTH
T74
69
72
70
77
288
-
Ben MARTIN
T74
74
70
67
77
288
-
Bernhard LANGER
T78
74
70
73
72
289
1
T78
72
72
71
74
289
1
Thomas AIKEN
80
75
69
72
74
290
2
Marcel SIEM
M/C
70
75
-
-
-
M/C
Pablo LARRAZABAL
M/C
76
69
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
69
76
-
-
-
M/C
Rikard KARLBERG
M/C
70
75
-
-
-
M/C
Brian HARMAN
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
70
75
-
-
-
M/C
Shane LOWRY
M/C
73
72
-
-
-
M/C
Carl PETTERSSON
M/C
72
73
-
-
-
M/C
Victor DUBUISSON
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
74
-
-
-
M/C
Mikko ILONEN
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Jonas BLIXT
M/C
75
71
-
-
-
M/C
Hiroyuki FUJITA
M/C
71
75
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen GALLACHER
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Pelle EDBERG
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
74
-
-
-
M/C
Joost LUITEN
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Byeong Hun AN
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Brandt SNEDEKER
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Matteo MANASSERO
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Raphael JACQUELIN
M/C
76
70
-
-
-
M/C
Paul KINNEAR
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
Scott HEND
M/C
74
72
-
-
-
M/C
Danny LEE
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
George COETZEE
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Ryan MOORE
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
JB HOLMES
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Shinji TOMIMURA
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Tadahiro TAKAYAMA
M/C
75
72
-
-
-
M/C
David HEARN
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Jaco VAN ZYL
M/C
79
69
-
-
-
M/C
Soren KJELDSEN
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Yuta IKEDA
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Romain WATTEL
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Mark YOUNG
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
James HAHN
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Morgan HOFFMANN
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Hiroshi IWATA
M/C
79
70
-
-
-
M/C
Bill HAAS
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Koumei ODA
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Edoardo MOLINARI
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Daniel BERGER
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Taichi TESHIMA
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Thomas BJORN
M/C
70
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Daniel BROOKS
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Adam BLAND
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Liang WEN-CHONG
M/C
80
70
-
-
-
M/C
Gunn YANG
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Tom GILLIS
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Scott STRANGE
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Alister BALCOMBE
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Robert DINWIDDIE
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Charley HOFFMAN
M/C
72
78
-
-
-
M/C
Kevin STREELMAN
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Matt EVERY
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Rod PAMPLING
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Jonathan MOORE
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
83
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
Ben TAYLOR
M/C
82
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
80
-
-
-
M/C
Gary BOYD
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C

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