The Open Championship 2015 – a review.
Zach Johnson victorious in St Andrews.
An incredible finish to the 144th Open saw American Zach Johnson lift the Claret Jug following a dramatic playoff at The Old Course, St Andrews. After 72 holes, Johnson finished tied alongside 2010 Champion Louis Oosthuizen and Australian Marc Leishman on 273 shots, 15 under par. But Johnson completed the four additional playoff holes successfully to finish one under par – one ahead of Oosthuizen, with Leishman a further two shots behind.
The tourney was coined by interruptions.
A dramatic and exciting Championship saw the first Monday finish since 1988, following strong winds on Saturday, which had led to the loss of more than ten hours’ play on the famous links. Heavy rain during Round 2 had also forced a stoppage in play, with greenkeepers working hard to remove water across the course throughout Friday morning.
Brand Ambassadors put in good performances.
Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Martin Kaymer scored well throughout the tournament, on a course he described as ”his favourite in the world”. Kaymer posted rounds of 71, 70, 70 and 68 to finish in T12 place, maintaining his strong form in the run-up to the final Major of the year in August at Whistling Straits where he famously won his first Major in 2010. Compatriot Bernhard Langer made the weekend cut and finished the Championship one over par.
He now looks forward to the British Senior Open at Sunningdale, where he’ll be aiming to repeat his famous 2014 win at Royal Porthcawl.
“Official Patron of The Open”.
Mercedes-Benz, an Official Patron of The Open, provided more than 120 vehicles and drivers for the Championship, which were used by players, caddies, coaches and VIPs throughout Tournament week. Mercedes-Benz also gave eight “Drive to the Major” winners an unforgettable experience on The Old Course. Each had qualified for the prize after recording the straightest drives at the MercedesTrophy National Finals – the global tournament for more than 60,000 amateur players – and were treated to an unforgettable photograph moment on the iconic Swilcan Bridge!
In the heart of the tented village, golf fans of all ages were able to take part in unique product experiences at the Mercedes-Benz Exhibition Centre and see the incredible new GLE Coupé for the first time, whilst in the Patrons Pavilion Mercedes-Benz ran a world-class hospitality programme for key clients.