Zach Johnson: 'An honour to win Open'

Zach Johnson says that he is "honoured" to win the Open having edged out Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a three=way playoff at St Andrews.

Zach Johnson has said that he is "humbled" and "honoured" to be crowned as Open champion.

Johnson finished with a score of -15 and defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff.

"I'm honoured to be your Open champion and your champion golfer of the year," Johnson told BBC Sport.

"I'm humbled because of the names that are etched on this piece of metal. To have my name on the trophy is surreal.

"The key to this week has been patience and perseverance, without question, and in the playoff in particular. I can't play any better than I did. I just stayed in it, waited for the opportunities and made a few putts."

The Open win was Johnson's second major win of his career, having previously won the 2007 Masters.

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Zach Johnson of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015
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