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Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland Zach Johnson won the 144th British Open Championship after a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews on Monday with Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. All three finished 15-under-par after the end of the four rounds on the Old Course, while Jordan Spieth finished a shot behind to end his hopes of a third successive major title this year. Oosthuizen, bidding for successive Open wins at St. Andrews, missed a birdie putt on the last of the four playoff holes on the 18th to give Johnson the Claret Jug and his second major title after he won the 2007 Masters. Johnson, 39, fought back tears after being hugged by his wife Kim, and Spieth was one of the first to congratulate his...

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