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Key stats from Johnson's win at St. Andrews

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Zach Johnson won his second career major title Monday by defeating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews. Here are some key stats provided by Golf Channel's editorial research unit.

• Sixth Open Championship playoff at St. Andrews (first since 1995)

• No other Open venue has hosted more than three playoffs (Carnoustie)

• First playoff at The Open since 2009; first with more than two players since 2002

• First playoff in a major since 2013 Masters (Adam Scott def. Angel Cabrera)

Zach Johnson: Second career major championship (2007 Masters)

• Sixth to win major at both Augusta and St. Andrews in career

• Other five: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Sam Snead

• 12th career PGA Tour victory; 11th since beginning of 2007

• Only four players last 10 seasons have 10+ PGA Tour wins including multiple majors

• Others are Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson & Rory McIlroy

• Fourth consecutive season with PGA Tour victory (first this year)

• Top-10 finish for third time in last four years at Open Championship

• 13 under in the Open since 2012 (was 50 over par from 2004-2011)

• 12 straight rounds of par or better overall

• Combined 46 under in those 12 rounds of competition

• Final round 66; lowest of career in a major championship

• 66 is lowest final round score by Open Champion at St. Andrews

Louis Oosthuizen: Runner-up finish in both U.S. Open and Open Championship

• Fourth player to do that in same season in modern era (Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Nicklaus)

• Fourth player to lose playoffs in both Masters and Open Championship (Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Craig Wood

• Combined 26 under in last seven regulation rounds in majors

Marc Leishman: Defeated in aggregate 4-hole playoff

• Third career top-5 finish in majors (2013 Masters, 2014 Open Champ.)

• First career runner-up finish in a major championship

• 130 strokes over last two rounds (ties 36-hole record in any major)

• T-50 through 36 holes this week

• Would have been largest 36-hole comeback (position) by major champion

Jordan Spieth: Bogey at 17th hole; finished one shot out of playoff

• Fourth player to win Masters, win U.S. Open then finish top-10 in Open (Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan)

• ‘Bounced back’ six of nine times this week (did not on 72nd hole)

• Combined 37 under in majors this season (second-best total last 20 years)

• Only better single-season score in that span is Tiger in 2000 (53 under)

• Made one birdie over last eight holes of tournament

• Combined 37 under in majors in 2015 (14 shots better than anyone else)

Jason Day: Had share of 54-hole lead in both U.S. Open and Open Championship

• Only player to do that in same season and win neither tournament

• T-4; missed birdie putt on 72nd hole to make playoff

• Sixth top-5 finish in majors, only Adam Scott has more since 2011 (seven)

• Now has top-10 finish in all four majors (zero career wins)

Jordan Niebrugge (a): First amateur to finish top-10 in Open at St. Andrews since 1960

• Ollie Schniederjans (a): 67; lowest final round by amateur in Open at St. Andrews

• Five amateurs made cut; most in Open Championship since 1960

• Niebrugge, Schniederjans and Chesters recorded three lowest Open scores ever by amateurs