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2015 Open Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16–20 July 2015
Location St Andrews, Scotland
Course(s) Old Course
Organized by The R&A
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,297 yd (6,672 m)
Field 156 players, 80 after cut
Cut 144 (E)
Prize fund £6,300,000[1]
8,717,310
$9,831,780
Winner's share £1,150,000[1]
€1,591,255
$1,794,690
Champion
United States Zach Johnson
273 (−15) PO
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St Andrews  is located in Scotland
St Andrews 
St Andrews 
Location in Scotland
St Andrews is located in Fife
St Andrews
St Andrews
Location in Fife, Scotland

The 2015 Open Championship was a men's major golf championship and the 144th Open Championship, held from 16–20 July at the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. It was the 29th Open Championship played at the course and Zach Johnson won in a four-hole playoff for his second major title.

World number one Rory McIlroy withdrew prior to the tournament due to an off-course ankle injury; he was the first defending champion absent from the Open in over sixty years, since Ben Hogan opted not to participate in 1954. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth attempted to win a third consecutive major and take over the top ranking.[2][3] He finished one stroke out of the playoff, in a tie for fourth.[4]

Inclement weather – which included heavy rain and very strong winds – forced play to be suspended twice, on Friday and Saturday, with the latter having play suspended for nearly most of the day. The third round was held on Sunday and the final round (and playoff) on Monday; the Open had last concluded on a Monday in 1988, 27 years earlier.[5]

This was also the last Open Championship played under the then present TV deals with the BBC and ESPN each having their swan song. NBC and Sky Sports would take over coverage the following year at Royal Troon.

Venue[edit]

The 2015 event is the 29th Open Championship played at the Old Course at St Andrews. The most recent was in 2010 when Louis Oosthuizen won his only major title and became the first South African to win an Open Championship at St Andrews.

Hole Name Yards Par Hole Name Yards Par
1 Burn 375 4 10 Bobby Jones 386 4
2 Dyke 452 4 11 High (In) 174 3
3 Cartgate (Out) 398 4 12 Heathery (In) 348 4
4 Ginger Beer 480 4 13 Hole O'Cross (In) 465 4
5 Hole O'Cross (Out) 570 5 14 Long 614 5
6 Heathery (Out) 414 4 15 Cartgate (In) 455 4
7 High (Out) 371 4 16 Corner of the Dyke 418 4
8 Short 174 3 17 Road 495 4
9 End 352 4 18 Tom Morris 356 4
Out 3,586 36 In 3,711 36
Source:[6] Total 7,297 72

Previous lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[7]

Field[edit]

Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.[8][9]

1. The Open Champions aged 60 or under on 19 July 2015

Mark Calcavecchia (3), Stewart Cink (2,3), Darren Clarke (2,3), Ben Curtis, John Daly, David Duval, Ernie Els (2,3), Nick Faldo, Todd Hamilton, Pádraig Harrington (2), Paul Lawrie, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard (3), Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson (2,3,5,15), Mark O'Meara, Louis Oosthuizen (2,3,5,6), Tiger Woods (2,3,12)

2. The Open Champions for 2005–2014
3. The Open Champions finishing in the first 10 and tying for 10th place in The Open Championship 2009–2014

Tom Watson

  • The category was extended from 2010 back to 2009 to enable Watson to make a final Open appearance at St Andrews[11]
4. First 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2014 Open Championship

Victor Dubuisson (5,6,15), Rickie Fowler (5,12,13,15), Jim Furyk (5,13,15), Sergio García (5,6,13,15), Marc Leishman, Shane Lowry (5,6), Graeme McDowell (5,6,15), Edoardo Molinari, Charl Schwartzel (5,6,10), Adam Scott (5,10,13)

5. The first 50 players on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for Week 21, 2015

Keegan Bradley (11,15), Paul Casey, Jason Day (13), Jamie Donaldson (6,15), Matt Every, Branden Grace, Bill Haas (13), J. B. Holmes, Billy Horschel (13), Thongchai Jaidee (6), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (6), Dustin Johnson (13), Zach Johnson (13,15), Martin Kaymer (6,9,11,12,13,15), Brooks Koepka (6), Matt Kuchar (13,15), Anirban Lahiri (OQS Thailand), Joost Luiten (6), Hunter Mahan (13,15), Ben Martin, Hideki Matsuyama (13), Ryan Moore, Kevin Na (13), Ryan Palmer (13), Ian Poulter (6,15), Patrick Reed (13,15), Justin Rose (6,9,13,15), Webb Simpson (9,13,15), Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth (9,10,13,15), Henrik Stenson (6,15), Brendon Todd (13), Jimmy Walker (13,15), Bubba Watson (10,13,15), Lee Westwood (6,15), Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett (6), Gary Woodland (13)

6. First 30 in the Race to Dubai for 2014

Thomas Bjørn (15), Jonas Blixt, George Coetzee, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Stephen Gallacher (15), Mikko Ilonen, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Lévy, Marcel Siem, Marc Warren, Romain Wattel

7. The BMW PGA Championship winners for 2013–2015

An Byeong-hun, Matteo Manassero

8. First 5 European Tour members and any European Tour members tying for 5th place, not otherwise exempt, in the top 20 of the Race to Dubai on completion of the 2015 BMW International Open

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

9. The U.S. Open Champions for 2011–2015
10. The Masters Tournament Champions for 2011–2015
11. The PGA Champions for 2010–2014

Jason Dufner

12. The Players Champions for 2013–2015
13. The leading 30 qualifiers for the 2014 Tour Championship

Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, Geoff Ogilvy, John Senden, Cameron Tringale

14. First 5 PGA Tour members and any PGA Tour members tying for 5th place, not exempt in the top 20 of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup points list for 2015 on completion of the 2015 Travelers Championship

Steven Bowditch, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Kisner, Robert Streb

15. Playing members of the 2014 Ryder Cup teams
16. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Asian Tour for 2014

David Lipsky

17. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the PGA Tour of Australasia for 2014

Greg Chalmers (OQS Australia)

18. First and anyone tying for 1st place on the Order of Merit of the Southern Africa PGA Sunshine Tour for 2014

Thomas Aiken

19. The Japan Open Champion for 2014

Yuta Ikeda

20. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, not exempt, on the Official Money List of the Japan Golf Tour for 2014

Hiroyuki Fujita, Koumei Oda

21. First 2 and anyone tying for 2nd place, in a cumulative money list taken from all official 2015 Japan Golf Tour events up to and including the 2015 Japan Golf Tour Championship

Adam Bland, Liang Wenchong

22. The Senior Open Champion for 2014

Bernhard Langer

23. The Amateur Champion for 2015

Romain Langasque (a)

24. The U.S. Amateur Champion for 2014

Gunn Yang (a)

25. The European Amateur Champion for 2014

Ashley Chesters (a)

26. The Mark H. McCormack Medal winner for 2014

Ollie Schniederjans (a)

Open Qualifying Series

The Open Qualifying Series (OQS) consisted of 10 events from the six major tours. Places were available to the leading players (not otherwise exempt) who finished in the top n and ties. In the event of ties, positions went to players ranked highest according to that week's OWGR.[14]

Location Tournament Date Spots Top Qualifiers
Australia Emirates Australian Open 30 Nov 3 10 Greg Chalmers (17), Rod Pampling, Brett Rumford
Thailand Thailand Golf Championship 14 Dec 4 12 Marcus Fraser, Scott Hend, Anirban Lahiri (5), Jonathan Moore
Africa Joburg Open 1 Mar 3 10 David Howell, Andy Sullivan, Anthony Wall
Japan Mizuno Open 31 May 4 12 Scott Strange, Tadahiro Takayama, Taichi Teshima, Shinji Tomimura
Ireland The Irish Open 31 May 3 10 Tyrrell Hatton, Søren Kjeldsen, Eddie Pepperell
USA Travelers Championship 28 Jun 4 12 Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Brian Harman, Carl Pettersson
France Alstom Open de France 5 Jul 3 10 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, James Morrison, Jaco van Zyl
USA Greenbrier Classic 5 Jul 4 12 James Hahn, David Hearn, Danny Lee, Greg Owen
Scotland Scottish Open 12 Jul 3 10 Daniel Brooks, Raphaël Jacquelin, Rikard Karlberg
USA John Deere Classic 12 Jul 1 5 Tom Gillis
Final Qualifying

The Final Qualifying events were played on 30 June at four courses covering Scotland and the North-West, Central and South-coast regions of England. Three qualifying places were available at each location. (RQ) indicates a player who had played in Regional Qualifying on 22 June: players with an Official World Golf Ranking were exempt from Regional Qualifying, as was Paul Dunne because he had played at Royal Liverpool in 2014.[15]

Gailes LinksRyan Fox, Paul Kinnear (a, RQ), Mark Young (RQ)
HillsideScott Arnold, Pelle Edberg, Jordan Niebrugge (a)
Royal Cinque PortsAlister Balcombe (a, RQ), Gary Boyd, Ben Taylor (a, RQ)
WoburnRobert Dinwiddie, Paul Dunne (a), Retief Goosen
Alternates

To make up the full field of 156, additional places were allocated in ranking order from the Official World Golf Ranking at the time that these places were made available by the Championship Committee. Any places made available after the week 27 rankings issued on 5 July 2015 use these week 27 rankings.[8] Six places were made available on 29 June based on the week 26 rankings.[16]

  1. Francesco Molinari (ranked 43, week 26)
  2. Matt Jones (67)
  3. Tim Clark (71) – withdrew[17]
  4. David Lingmerth (72)
  5. Harris English (74)
  6. Daniel Berger (75)
  7. Russell Knox (ranked 77, week 27) – replaced Rory McIlroy[10]
  8. Kevin Streelman (80) – replaced Chris Kirk[12]
  9. Hiroshi Iwata (81) – replaced Alexander Norén[13]
  10. Richie Ramsay (82) – replaced Tim Clark[17]

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (55) South America (0) Europe (62) Oceania (17) Asia (14) Africa (8)
 Canada (2)  England (24)  Australia (15)  China (1)  South Africa (8)
 United States (53)  Northern Ireland (2)  New Zealand (2)  India (1)
 Scotland (6)  Japan (8)
 Wales (1)  South Korea (2)
 Ireland (3)  Thailand (2)
 Austria (1)
 Denmark (2)
 Finland (1)
 France (5)
 Germany (3)
 Italy (3)
 Netherlands (1)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (6)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 2010 67 70 67 69 273 −15 T2
Stewart Cink  United States 2009 70 71 68 72 281 −7 T20
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2007, 2008 72 69 65 75 281 −7 T20
Phil Mickelson  United States 2013 70 72 70 69 281 −7 T20
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1999 66 70 74 73 283 −5 T40
David Duval  United States 2001 72 72 67 73 284 −4 T49
Ernie Els  South Africa 2002, 2012 71 73 69 73 286 −2 T65
Mark O'Meara  United States 1998 72 72 71 74 289 +1 T78

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
John Daly  United States 1995 71 74 145 +1
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 2011 73 73 146 +2
Sandy Lyle  Scotland 1985 71 76 147 +3
Tom Lehman  United States 1996 75 73 148 +4
Ben Curtis  United States 2003 74 75 149 +5
Justin Leonard  United States 1997 78 72 150 +6
Todd Hamilton  United States 2004 74 77 151 +7
Tiger Woods  United States 2000, 2005, 2006 76 75 151 +7
Nick Faldo  England 1987, 1990, 1992 83 71 154 +10
Mark Calcavecchia  United States 1989 80 75 155 +11
Tom Watson  United States 1975, 1977,
1980, 1982, 1983
76 80 156 +12

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Dustin Johnson posted a seven-under-par 65 on day one to lead by one shot from a group of six golfers.[18][19] Jordan Spieth was two shots off the lead after carding a 67.[20][21]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 65 −7
T2 Jason Day  Australia 66 −6
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Zach Johnson  United States
Paul Lawrie  Scotland
Robert Streb  United States
Danny Willett  England
T8 Kevin Na  United States 67 −5
Jordan Niebrugge (a)  United States
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
Jordan Spieth  United States

*The last group completed play at approximately 9:36 pm. BST (UTC+1)

Second round[edit]

Friday and Saturday, 17–18 July 2015

The first group teed-off at 6:32 am BST on Friday, but heavy rain caused localised flooding and play was suspended at 6:46 am. Restarted at 10 am; later tee times were delayed over three hours . The tee time for the 52nd and last group was delayed from the original 4:13 pm to 7:27 pm. The second round was not completed on Friday and 42 players returned early Saturday to finish their rounds.[22][23][24]

Dustin Johnson was the overnight leader on 10-under-par after 13 holes, a stroke ahead of Danny Willett.[25] The day marked the final Open appearance of five-time champion Tom Watson at age 65.[26]

Play resumed on Saturday at 7 am, with the third round due to start at 11 am. However, play was soon suspended at 7:32 am because a strong wind was moving stationary balls on some of the greens. Because it was a non-dangerous situation, players were allowed to complete the hole they were playing. Dustin Johnson had bogeyed the 14th to move back to 9-under-par, tied for the lead with Willett.

After a delay of several hours, it was decided that only the remainder of the second round would be competed on Saturday, with the third round scheduled for Sunday and the fourth round for Monday. Play finally resumed at 6 pm, a 10½ hour delay, and was completed after 9 pm. The 36-hole cut was at even par 144 and eighty players advanced to the third round.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 65-69=134 −10
2 Danny Willett  England 66-69=135 −9
3 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 66-70=136 −8
T4 Jason Day  Australia 66-71=137 −7
Zach Johnson  United States 66-71=137
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-70=137
Adam Scott  Australia 70-67=137
Robert Streb  United States 66-71=137
Marc Warren  Scotland 68-69=137
T10 Luke Donald  England 68-70=138 −6
Paul Dunne (a)  Ireland 69-69=138
Retief Goosen  South Africa 66-72=138
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 72-66=138

*The last group completed play Saturday at approximately 9:19 pm.

Amateurs: Dunne (−6), Niebrugge (−4), Langasque (−3), Schniederjans (−2), Chesters (−1), Kinnear (+2), Yang (+6), Balcombe (+6), Taylor (+11)

Third round[edit]

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Amateur Paul Dunne was in a share of the lead after the third round along with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day.[27] No amateur had led the Open after three rounds since 1927.[28]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jason Day  Australia 66-71-67=204 −12
Paul Dunne (a)  Ireland 69-69-66=204
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-70-67=204
4 Jordan Spieth  United States 67-72-66=205 −11
5 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 72-69-65=206 −10
T6 Sergio García  Spain 70-69-68=207 −9
Retief Goosen  South Africa 66-72-69=207
Zach Johnson  United States 66-71-70=207
Marc Leishman  Australia 70-73-64=207
Jordan Niebrugge (a)  United States 67-73-67=207
Justin Rose  England 71-68-68=207
Adam Scott  Australia 70-67-70=207
Robert Streb  United States 66-71-70=207
Danny Willett  England 66-69-72=207

*The last group completed play Sunday at approximately 7:04 pm.

Amateurs: Dunne (−12), Niebrugge (−9), Chesters (−6), Schniederjans (−4), Langasque (−4)

Final round[edit]

Monday, 20 July 2015

Marc Leishman carded a 66 in the final round to have the lead in the clubhouse at −15 while the final pairings were beginning their back nine. Zach Johnson then birdied the 18th to also card a 66 and tie the clubhouse lead with Leishman. The second to last group of the round were Jason Day and Jordan Spieth. Day and Spieth both headed to the par-4 16th at −14, one shot back of Leishman and Johnson. Spieth hit a difficult putt to birdie to get to -15, while Day parred. On the famous par-4 17th "Road Hole," an errant approach shot by Spieth resulted in a bogey and he was back at −14. Day was unable to convert a difficult birdie putt and remained at −14 as well. At the 18th, Spieth's approach shot was short, in the "Valley of Sin" below the green; he almost holed the chip for birdie, but settled for par and 274 (−14). Day was left with a 15-foot (4.5 m) birdie putt to join the playoff, but could not convert and also ended a stroke back at 274.

The final pairing was Louis Oosthuizen and amateur Paul Dunne, who was at even par 36 out, but was four-over on the next four holes, fell out of contention, and tied for thirtieth place.[29] Oosthuizen played a solid round and needed a birdie at 18 to get into the playoff with Leishman and Johnson. His approach shot left him with a 10-foot (3 m) birdie putt, which he sunk. The Open Championship's rules dictated there would be a four-hole aggregate score playoff between Johnson, Leishman, and Oosthuizen. Johnson took the early lead on the first and never looked back, winning by a stroke over Oosthuizen.[30][31] The win was Johnson's second major championship victory; he won the Masters eight years earlier in 2007.[32]

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
T1 Zach Johnson  United States 66-71-70-66=273 −15 Playoff
Marc Leishman  Australia 70-73-64-66=273
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 67-70-67-69=273
T4 Jason Day  Australia 66-71-67-70=274 −14 295,000
Jordan Spieth  United States 67-72-66-69=274
T6 Sergio García  Spain 70-69-68-70=277 −11 183,250
Jordan Niebrugge (a)  United States 67-73-67-70=277 0
Justin Rose  England 71-68-68-70=277 183,250
Danny Willett  England 66-69-72-70=277
T10 Brooks Koepka  United States 71-70-69-68=278 −10 125,250
Adam Scott  Australia 70-67-70-71=278

Source:[29]
Amateurs: Niebrugge (−11), Chesters (−9), Schniederjans (−9), Dunne (−6), Langasque (−2)

Scorecard[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4
United States Johnson −9 −10 −10 −11 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −16 −15 −15 −15 −15 −14 −15
Australia Leishman −10 −10 −11 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −15 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −15 −15 −15
South Africa Oosthuizen −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −14 −13 −14 −14 −14 −15 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −15
Australia Day −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14
United States Spieth −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −14 −14 −12 −13 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −15 −14 −14
Republic of Ireland Dunne −11 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −10 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −6

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[29]

Playoff[edit]

This was the ninth four-hole playoff at the Open Championship, first used in 1989. The last playoff at St Andrews was twenty years earlier in 1995.

Johnson and Oosthuizen birdied the first while Leishman bogeyed; Johnson birdied the second and then the routing switched over to the Road Hole (#17), which all three bogeyed. All three made par at 18 and Johnson won the Claret Jug by a stroke.

Place Player Country Score To par Money (£)
1 Zach Johnson  United States 3-3-5-4=15 −1 1,150,000
T2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 3-4-5-4=16 E 536,500
Marc Leishman  Australia 5-4-5-4=18 +2
  • Four-hole aggregate playoff on holes 1, 2, 17, and 18

Scorecard[edit]

Hole   1     2    17   18 
Par 4 4 4 4
United States Johnson −1 −2 −1 −1
South Africa Oosthuizen −1 −1 E E
Australia Leishman +1 +1 +2 +2

Cumulative playoff scores, relative to par
Source:[29]

Notes and references[edit]

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  19. ^ Bull, JJ; Lucas, Dan (16 July 2015). "The Open 2015, day one - as it happened". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
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  24. ^ Murray, Scott; Smith, Alan (20 July 2015). "The Open 2015: day two – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  25. ^ Dirs, Ben (17 July 2015). "Open 2015: Dustin Johnson leads after day two at St Andrews". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  26. ^ Murray, Scott (18 July 2015). "The Open 2015: day three – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  27. ^ Murray, Ewan (20 July 2015). "The Open 2015: I don't see why I can't win Claret Jug, says Paul Dunne". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  28. ^ Murray, Scott (20 July 2015). "The Open 2015: round three – as it happened". Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  29. ^ a b c d "The Open". ESPN. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2015 U.S. Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2015 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 56°20′35″N 2°48′11″W / 56.343°N 2.803°W / 56.343; -2.803