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BMW Championship 2013: Wet, Windy and Wonderful Win for Zach Johnson

BMW Championship 2013: Wet, Windy and Wonderful Win for Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson talks about his win

“I’m not from Chicago but I feel local" Zach Johnson said after winning today's rain-delayed BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club with an impressive 16-under. Golf Channel's Johnny Miller called Johnson's performance "the greatest putting round he has ever had under pressure.  Just fantastic.”

Johnson who grew up and went to college in Iowa, if not local, certainly has Midwestern roots. He comes across as a likeable guy with good values. Zach currently lives on Saint Simons Island in Georgia with his wife and three children.

Johnson bested Nick Watney by a pair and Jim Furyk by 3. Furyk, who shot a 59 on Friday, and started out hot today, finished in third place with a final-round of 71.

Local boy (by way of England) Luke Donald, whose home course is Conway Farms Golf Club finished in a tie for fourth with Steve Stricker at 11 under. Donald who started out a little slow this week really turned things around today--burning up the course with a final-round 66 lifting him to 29th in the FedEx Cup top 30 rankings which gets him in just under the wire for the trip to Atlanta for next week's TOUR Championship.

Photo credit: Pam Plonsker

Photo credit: Pam Plonsker

Tiger Woods, bogeyed the first and fifth holes, then looked like he was coming back when he birdied the seventh and eighth. A bogey and a birdie on the back nine put him out of contention leaving him at an even-par 71 and at 9-under for the tournament. Woods’ putting struggles put him behind the eight ball hurting him big time during this tournament.  Johnny Miller of the Golf Channel summed up Tiger's performance saying “He has won five times, but something is a little haywire there in the final rounds.”

For now, it's wait until next week.

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