Zach Johnson Wins Fourth PGA Tour Title
October 12, 2008, San Antonio Texas- Year 2008 is not entirely bad for Zach Johnson, who won the Texas Open Sunday. It was Johnson’s fourth PGA Tour major win, and his biggest break in a year that seemed to be an athletic disaster. Johnson only had one top ten finish to his name prior to his momentous triumph on Sunday, managing to rise above the bad scores he sustained earlier this season and redeeming himself towards the end of the year. “I had a tough year, but the putts started to fall in today and that’s why I’m at the top of the leaderboard” Johnson beamed after the game.
Johnson beat Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson and Tim Wilkinson with a two-stroke victory, his third round 62 paired with a 64 in the last round, earning him $810,000 as the event’s victor at the La Cantera Golf Club’s Resort Course.
Johnson had been practicing with golf tutors to improve his play on the green; “I’ve been working on my putting over the last six weeks with my teachers and it really paid off this week,” he said.
Johnson’s first PGA Tour triumph was at the 2004 BellSouth Classic, then at the 2006 Ryder Cup, and last year at the 2007 Masters where he was the second Iowa native to bag the win.
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