TROON, Scotland — It wasn’t exactly what Zach Johnson had in mind for defence of his 2015 Open title. He shot 71 Sunday at Royal Troon to finish one-under-par for the week, just outside the top 10.
“I felt like I came back and gave it my best. I’m certainly proud of that. The leaders are 15-plus shots ahead of me too, so … it would be a great tournament without them,” he said, smiling.
“That being said, you’re talking about two stalwarts of the game and two guys that really know how to control their golf ball, so I’m not that surprised to see that.”
The full Monty Troon homebrew Colin Montgomerie was first off the tee to open the Open, and first off the tee for the…