Golf

Zach Johnson wins Open Championship, dashes Spieth's hopes of career Grand Slam

Zach Johnson

London, July 21 - American golfer Zach Johnson clinched the Open Championship, his second major title, after winning a three-man play-off on a thrilling final day at St Andrews .

Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, triumphed at the Old Course by finishing a shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen and three above Australian Marc Leishman over four extra holes, the BBC reported.

An additional four-hole play-off was required to decide the winner after all three finished at 15- under 273 on Monday.

Amateur Dunne shares lead as Spieth surges back into contention at Open

Paul Dunne

London, July 20 - Irish amateur Paul Dunne stunned the golfing world by jointly leading The Open Championship in the belated third round at St Andrews, alongside former winner Louis Oosthuizen and Australia's Jason Day.

The 22-year-old posted a six-under-par 66 for 12 overall, while Oosthuizen and Day carded a 67 each, the BBC reported.

Meanwhile, reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth produced an aggressive game to storm back into title contention. He trails by one stroke off the lead at 11-under- par after firing a sublime third-round 66.

Dustin Johnson leads rain-interrupted day at Open Championship

Dustin Johnson leads rain-interrupted day at Open Championship

London, July 18 - Dustin Johnson continued his top run as he maintained his one-shot lead at the 144th Open Championship before the play was suspended due to rain on the second day at St. Andrews.

World number four Johnson is 10-under after 13 holes, while England's clubhouse leader Danny Willett carded a three-under 69 for nine under overall, the BBC reported.

`Rusty` Woods struggling to make cut at St. Andrews

Tiger Woods

London, July 17 - Former number one Tiger Woods, who used to dominate at St. Andrews, struggled to make a mark as he was 11 shots and 10 years off the pace after his worst Open round at the golf course.

Woods started his Open campaign by slapping a fat iron off the tee which sounded as tuneful as piano being played by Les Dawson.

Woods, who won his last Majors in 2008, said that he made so many mistakes that he knew it was a very benign day and guys were going to go low, the Mirror reported.

`Injured` Mcllroy doubtful for British Open

`Injured` Mcllroy doubtful for British Open

London, July 6 : World number one Rory Mcllroy will in doubt for the upcoming British Open beginning in nine days' time at St. Andrews, as he has ruptured a ligament in his ankle.

Mcllroy wrote on Instagram that rehab has already started as his team was continuing to access the extent of injury, the BBC reported.

However, a spokesman for Mcllroy said despite the injury, he has not yet ruled himself out of the Open.

The world number one, who has won four majors so far in his career, was set to play in the Scottish Open in the bid to prepare for the Open.

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