Anxiety has been growing over the global economy amid lower commodities prices, plunging emerging-market assets and a selloff in both stocks and bonds sold by lower-rated U.S. companies, known as junk bonds.
Zach Johnson is 39-years-old. All three made bogey on 17, again, no surprise, and after Johnson missed his birdie putt on 18, Oosthuizen had an opportunity to tie him and send the playoff to sudden death.
Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future. He would also have had a chance at golf’s first-ever modern day grand slam at the upcoming US PGA Championship.
And now, with a final-round 66 on the Old Course, followed by a 1-under-par effort in the aggregate playoff, Johnson’s name is engraved alongside the likes of Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson, Woods, Mickelson and many, many more.