Does The Open go to a playoff and what happens if more than two golfers are tied after 18 holes?

THE OPEN is set for one of the most exciting finale’s in years with golf’s biggest names battling it out at Carnoustie.

The likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods all remain in the hunt as play draws to a close.

The Open could be set for a playoff as Jordan Spieth looks to defend his title
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Does The Open have a playoff if scores are tied?

The Open does indeed have a playoff should more than one golfer be level after four days.

Golfers play four holes in a format that is NOT sudden death.

Sudden death is, however, introduced should two or more golfers still remain level after four holes have been played.

What happens if three or more golfers are level?

The playoff format remains unchanged regardless of how many golfers finish level.

All golfers who finish on the same score play together.

How many times has The Open gone to a playoff.

The Open has previously been won 21 times via a playoff.

The last time it happened was at St Andrews in 2015 when Zach Johnson beat off competition from Australia’s Marc Leishmann and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.

Famously at Turnberry in 2009, Tom Watson was agonisingly close to winning at Turnberry and becoming the oldest major champion in history.

But he ended up being edged out by Stewart Cink in a playoff.

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