Even as an older amateur, I know if I can make some putts, I can bail out a round of golf. So it was during the Monday finish at the BMW Championship, Zach Johnson proved once again that if you can putt, you can win at any level, even on the PGA Tour. The 2007 Masters Champion shot a final round 65 on Monday to notch his first win of the season, and it sends him off to East Lake next week in fourth place on the FedEx Cup points list, and the ability to control his own destiny at the Tour Championship.
Johnson got around Conway Farms on Monday with six birdies, and no bogeys to log the win. In fact, he made only four bogeys all week. His first and last rounds were both bogey free. An excellent round of golf from a very steady player to put himself in position for a large check at the end of the playoffs.
Since losing to tour rookie Jordan Spieth in a playoff at the John Deere Classic, Zach Johnson has been one of the hotter players on tour. A T 6 and T8 in the years two final majors to go along with a T 4 and T 5 at the WGC-Bridgestone, and Wyndham respectfully has the 37 year-old veteran looking pretty good as we get ready for the final.
His worst finish was a T 27 at the Deutsche Bank after taking the Barclays off to be the best man at his brother’s wedding.