Zach Johnson escaped soggy conditions, brutal winds and a packed leaderboard at St. Andrews with the claret jug. He outlasted Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole aggregate playoff, birdieing two of the four holes to win the British Open by one stroke over Oosthuizen.
Johnson’s second major victory, following the 2007 Masters, came on the strength of an impressive putting performance. He finished 72 holes tied for second in average putts per round with 29 (that number is rounded by the R&A). Only Leishman was better, averaging 28 putts per round. Perhaps the most clutch putt Johnson made was for birdie on 18 in regulation.
Johnson also birdied the first two playoff holes with putts of about eight and 10 feet, good for a one-stroke lead over Oosthuizen and two over Leishman. Johnson would bogey 17, the third playoff hole, but a par on 18 preserved victory when Oosthuizen missed his birdie try.
Johnson’s putter is a SeeMore FGP blade.
Check out the rest of his clubs below.
Titleist New Pro V1x golf ball
Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) driver
Titleist 913Fd (15°) fairway metal
Titleist 913F (17°) fairway metal
Titleist 712U 3-iron
Titleist AP1 4-iron
Titleist AP2 714 (5-9) irons
Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48°) and sand (54°) wedges and prototype lob (60°) wedge