Off the Tee: 2015 British Open Recap
For just the second time in the144-year history of the British Open, they didn't crown a winner until Monday, as Zach Johnson won a four-hole playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
In this edition of "Off The Tee" with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog, we recap everything that happened at St. Andrews. Here are some of the headlines:
- Joel says Zach Johnson's triumph was certainly unexpected, especially at St. Andrews
- The weather was a big story, as it usually is at St. Andrews, with rain and wind disrupting play on multiple days. Joel says the tournament organizers did their best under trying circumstances.
- Joel thought Dustin Johnson seemed determined to make up for his three-putt at the end of the U.S. Open, with a pair of solid rounds to start the British Open, but took himself out of contention with a 75 in round three.
- Despite showing some signs of improvement over the last few weeks, Tiger Woods missed the cut at St. Andrews, shooting 76-75. Joel says Tiger is running out of excuses.
- The 2015 British open may be best remembered for the play of the amateurs, as four non-pros finished in the Top 30, and Ireland's Paul Dunne shared the lead after three rounds. Joel says it was a sign of great things to come over the next few years on the PGA Tour.
- St. Andrews was also the site of a bittersweet goodbye to Tom Watson, as the five-time champion played in his final British Open. Joel says the organizers of the tournament deserve credit for not suspending play Friday before Watson could make his final walk up 18.
Listen to my complete interview with Joel here: