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Zach Johnson rallies to win BMW Championship

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson carded a final-round 65 on Monday to claim the BMW Championship at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.

Johnson completed the rain-delayed golf tournament at 16-under par, a 2-shot advantage over second-place Nick Watney. Jim Furyk, who began the final round with a 1-shot lead, finished third after a final-round 71.

The victory, the 10th of his career, sets up Johnson for a possible run at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million purse. He’ll enter the Tour Championship as the No. 4 seed, and a win will earn him the cup and cash. Johnson is behind Tiwger Woods, Henrik Stenson, and Adam Scott, who are seeded No. 1, 2, and 3.

“It’s hard to grasp the last two weeks of golf,” Johnson told the Associated Press. “It’s not like you have to win every week to win that FedEx Cup. You’ve just got to win at the right times or play well at the right times. And I like the momentum I have for next week.”

The Tour Championship is scheduled for Thursday through Sept. 22 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Only the top-30 golfers in the FedEx Cup points standings will compete.

— by Cody Goodwin


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