Zach Johnson held his nerve in a four-hole Open Championship play-off at St Andrews to win the second Major of his career and the American was clearly moved by adding the Claret Jug to his Green Jacket.
The 2007 Masters champ birdied two of the four play-off holes to seal victory by a single shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen, the last man to win the Open around the Old Course in 2010.
Johnson was overcome by emotion after his heroics at the end of a badly weather affected championship, which finished on a Monday for only the second time in its 144-year history.
Twitter certainly seemed to appreciate the Iowa native’s efforts and his humble address to the crowds afterwards:
The Guardian newspaper are one of many to praise Johnson’s humility
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 20, 2015
ITV News tweeted a snap quote from Johnson’s emotional victory speech
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 20, 2015
Sky Sports throws a nice historical angle on Johnson’s achievements
Zach Johnson is also only the sixth player to win majors at golf’s two most iconic venues – St Andrews and Augusta. pic.twitter.com/Pt6JNrOxOK
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 20, 2015
The Golf Channel shows a great shot of Johnson taking time to share his joy with the
galleries at St Andrews
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 20, 2015
Oddschecker are one of many big accounts to show this brilliant footage of Johnson’s caddie
dancing a jig after his man made this lengthy putt to seal his play-off spot on 18
Just check out the moves on Zach Johnson’s caddie, reckon he enjoyed that one… https://t.co/AwTooIQOJb
— Oddschecker Au (@OddscheckerAu) July 21, 2015
This hilarious footage of an overwhelmed Johnson leaving his caddie hanging after the
— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 20, 2015
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