An exclusive recount of Zach Johnson’s 2015 Open Championship victory by Damon Green
No doubt about it, the 2015 Open Championship was one for the ages.
Jordan Spieth entered the week fresh off of Masters and U.S. Open wins, and with his bid for a potential Grand Slam at St. Andrews still intact, the budding star fell just a shot shy of the three-man playoff won by Zach Johnson.
Nevertheless, during a week that saw everything Mother Nature could muster at the Home of Golf and ultimately a blustery, Monday finish, it was with incredible grit, determination and unwavering game plan that the Iowa native Johnson beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman for his second major championship title.
If you recall Jon Levy catching up with Johnson’s caddie, Damon Green, at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show on Johnson’s 2007 Masters win, the pair are back recalling of the final moments of his victory at the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews.
Hear Green’s emotional tale of Johnson’s 72nd-hole putt, his incredible focus during the playoff, and, yes, the longtime caddie’s story of a “chicken walk” or two en route to Johnson’s historic title.
“And then we get to 17 … it was the hardest hole you’ve ever seen in your life.” Damon Green, on the playoff at the 2015 Open Championship
With this year’s Open Championship set to begin Thursday, the duo look to repeat at the 145th Open at Royal Troon.