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Jul 21, 2015

Davies must prove she merits Solheim spot: Koch

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch has challenged veteran Laura Davies to prove over the next month that she deserves a place in the side that will defend the Solheim Cup against the United States in September.

Davies, who turns 52 in October, is doubly determined to qualify for the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup after missing out on victory in Colorado two years ago.

Jul 21, 2015

Golf-Davies must prove she merits Solheim spot – Koch

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 21 (Reuters) – European captain Carin Koch has challenged veteran Laura Davies to prove over the next month that she deserves a place in the side that will defend the Solheim Cup against the United States in September.

Davies, who turns 52 in October, is doubly determined to qualify for the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup after missing out on victory in Colorado two years ago.

Jul 21, 2015

New British Open champion Johnson motivated to win more majors

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – No one should be surprised if Zach Johnson goes on to win several more majors because, even though he is approaching 40, the new British Open champion is working harder than ever and is performing at his peak.

The American waited a long time to add to his one previous major win at the U.S. Masters but believes he is now a more rounded performer than the golfer who had the Green Jacket draped around his shoulders in 2007.

Jul 21, 2015

New Open champion Johnson motivated to win more majors

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – No one should be surprised if Zach Johnson goes on to win several more majors because, even though he is approaching 40, the new British Open champion is working harder than ever and is performing at his peak.

The American waited a long time to add to his one previous major win at the U.S. Masters but believes he is now a more rounded performer than the golfer who had the Green Jacket draped around his shoulders in 2007.

Jul 21, 2015

Zach attack earns Johnson victory at British Open

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – American Zach Johnson claimed the second major triumph of his career after winning a four-hole playoff at the end of a captivating, cliffhanger of a final round in the British Open on Monday.

In an Open that never seemed to want to end, the 39-year-old surged through the field with a closing 66 before overcoming South African Louis Oosthuizen (69) and Australian Marc Leishman (66) in extra holes.

Jul 20, 2015

That’s the best I’ve played, says Aussie Leishman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Little-known Marc Leishman hailed the finest tournament display of his career after finishing joint second with South African Louis Oosthuizen at the 144th British Open on Monday.

Leishman and Oosthuizen were eclipsed by American winner Zach Johnson in a four-hole playoff but the Australian said he took a lot of positives from his St Andrews campaign.

Jul 20, 2015

Kids are my legacy not my Open win, says Johnson

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Father-of-three Zach Johnson refused to get too carried away after winning the 144th British Open in a four-hole playoff with South African Louis Oosthuizen and Australian Marc Leishman on Monday.

It was the second major victory of the 39-year-old American’s career, following his U.S. Masters triumph in 2007, but he was keen to put his achievements in perspective.

Jul 20, 2015

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – American Zach Johnson claimed the second major victory of his career when he beat Australian Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa in a four-hole playoff at the British Open on Monday.

Johnson, who won the U.S. Masters in 2007, was one under par for the extra holes. Oosthuizen was level par and Leishman two over.

Jul 20, 2015

Golf-Oosthuizen and Johnson lead early on at St Andrews

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 20 (Reuters) – South African Louis Oosthuizen and American Zach Johnson were flying high at the top of a massively congested leaderboard early in the delayed final round of the 144th British Open on Monday but amateur Paul Dunne had a rocky start.

Oosthuizen, who won the prized Claret Jug the last time golf’s oldest major was held at St Andrews in 2010, rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt at the first as he moved to 13 under par through three holes.

Jul 20, 2015

Emotional St Andrews farewell for popular Langer

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Emotions were running high when twice U.S. Masters champion Bernhard Langer strode off the 18th green at St Andrews for probably the last time in a British Open on Monday.

The 57-year-old German, playing in the first match of the final round alongside Ryan Fox of New Zealand, ended his campaign with a level-par 72 and a one-over aggregate of 289.

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