Johnson Has The Right Stuff

Zach Johnson of U.S. acknowledges the crowd after finishing his final round of the BMW Championship. (Jim Young, Reuters/Action Images)
Zach Johnson of U.S. acknowledges the crowd after finishing his final round of the BMW Championship.
(Jim Young, Reuters/Action Images)

Some guys just know how to get it done the right way.

Zach Johnson is one of those guys.


His victory Monday in the BMW Championship was just another highlight in a September full of them.

It started with his skipping the first playoff event to be in his brother’s wedding. Then Johnson holed a long birdie putt on the last hole to qualify for the U.S. Presidents Cup team at the last possible moment. Then he won at Conway Farms, setting himself up as one of the favorites to win the FedEx Cup when 30 players convene at East Lake this week.

“It’s hard to grasp the last two weeks of golf because I was trying to make that Presidents Cup team without trying to make it,” Johnson said after his BMW victory. “I was trying to get in the top 30 this week without trying to make it.

“Somehow I’ve got to sit down with my team and write down some things because clearly my mind was fresh and I had good focus out there. I’ve got to keep that in the memory bank and certainly relish it. But more than that, I’ve got to remember it and try to utilize some of the things I’ve learned over the past three weeks, not trying too hard in certain instances when you’re trying to make certain things.

“That’s hard to do. I’ve failed at it many times.”

In a game dominated by stars, Johnson has a lower profile but a huge game. It’s a winning combination.

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