Old Palm Golf Club member and resident Louis Oosthuizen tied for second (with Marc Leishman) in the 2015 British Open, finishing one shot behind winner Zach Johnson. Oosthuizen forced a playoff with a dramatic birdie putt on the 18th hole of regulation play.
The trio then proceeded back to the first tee, as the British Open settles ties with a four-hole aggregate score play-off, instead of a sudden-death play-off. Oosthuizen and Johnson were close throughout, the one-shot difference being Johnsonâs birdie on the second play-off hole.
Winner of the British Open in 2010 and runner-up in this yearâs U.S. Open, Oosthuizen played beautifully all four rounds and finished at 15 under par. He has now finished in the Top Ten in four of his last five majors. Oosthuizen was ranked #17 in the world coming into the tournament, and his ranking will surely rise once the new numbers are released.
This yearâs British Open was held on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, the worldâs oldest and most iconic golf course. Golf has been played here for more than 600 years, and the British Open has been held here on 28 separate occasions since 1873.