Zach Johnson fought his way into the playoff with an epic birdie on the 18th hole at St. Andrews in one of the most iconic finishes major championship golf has ever seen. And for once, it wasn’t just about the player. Watch longtime caddie Damon Green’s birdie dance which will become part of British Open chit-chat for years to come.
After winning a playoff against Louis Oosthuizen and Mark Leishman, Zach Johnson could barely speak. The tears as he hugged wife Kim summed up the enormity of what Johnson had just accomplished.
“Dreams have been realized, goals accomplished,” Johnson said at the awards ceremony afterwards, his voice choking with tears. “I’m grateful and humbled. Honored. That jug means so much in sports.”