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.
Johnson was runner-up at the British Open in Sandwich in 2011 while the year before he was leading the U.S. PGA at Whistling Straights with one hole to play but was denied a play-off after being docked two shots for a rules infringement when he grounded his club in a bunker.