What a wild tournament it was this past weekend at The Open Championship. The event took place at arguably the most historic golf course in the world, St. Andrews, and boy, did it entertain. From crazy weather, to playoff holes, let’s take a look back at The Open Championship in a Vine Recap.
The Open Championship got underway at St. Andrews by Ivor Robson
John Daly played and smacked a cigarette down the range with his golf ball in warms ups
Players pulled out all the stops this weekend, including sending birds to advance their golf balls down the fairway
Want to see what every golf shot looks like with the shot tracker?
Did I mention the weather picked up and delayed the play by a day?
You should mark that ball, Louis
So should you, Dustin
Maybe not. Paul Lawrie, what’s the weather like down there?
Windy you say? Gotta stay warm! Cue — Ian Poulter
To get an idea of how bad the wind was, look at this shot from Spieth
Yes, that landed right in the middle of the fairway. This shot, however, did not
That ball actually stayed on the balcony, believe it or not. Side note: Spieth actually does get mad!
Here’s what the leaderboard looked like early in the final day
It was neck and neck between about 6 or 7 golfers. The finale didn’t disappoint. Zack Johnson was locked in throughout the day
There were big putts galore throughout the final 10 holes to make the day overly exciting
Give me the Birdie Dance, Zach Johnson’s Caddie!
Anyway, Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, and Marc Leishman all tied to go into a 4 hole playoff. Jason Day and Jordan Spieth were this close to joining them
Johnson and Oosthuizen came out strong with birdies, while Leishman dropped a stroke
Johnson got to -2 in the playoff through the first two holes
The drives off 17 for the 3rd hole of the playoff looked like this… Hard not to love the shot tracker
Oosthuizen, Johnson, and Leishman each went for bogey on the 3rd playoff hole
Johnson eventually sealed the win on 18 when Oosthuizen missed the putt to extend the playoff
He also snubbed his caddie HARD after winning. Come on, man. Guy’s out here dancing for birdies and you can’t show him some love?!
Oh well, maybe Zach was too emotional after winning The Open Championship to think about high fives and hugs
It was an incredible tournament, as it always is at St. Andrews. Until next time…