Friday, September 20, 2013

Golf News

“Zach Attack!” Continues…

Good morning and welcome to a beautiful Friday.  Another great day to be thinking about golf!

And speaking of golf, this morning I'd like to honor of Zach Johnson on his recent performance and continuing success as Iowa’s favorite son and PGA golf professional. 

Zach won his 10th PGA Tour this past weekend in Chicago.  And yet, he continues to fly under the radar on the tour often times with little recognition.  But that is okay with him because it is a reflection of his personality.  Often times a poor performing Tiger or other big names will get more TV time, but for Zach his consistent and steady play allows him to be in the mix more times than not when Sunday rolls around. This has been true especially the past three months where he has finished in the top 10 in six of his last seven events.
His steady play finally paid off last weekend when he carded a 65, with 6 birdies on Sunday, to win his first PG A event this year; the BMW Championship, which was the third round event of the FedEx Cup.  This victory vaulted Zach to 12th in the World Golf Rankings and pushed him over $30 million in career earnings.

Going into the BMW, Zach was ranked 27th in the FedEx standings and his win launched him into 4th place going into the final in Atlanta.  A win from any of the top 5, of the field of 30, would mean winning the outright FedEx Cup Championship and the $10 million bonus prize.  That would be an amazing finish to the year!

So, to Cedar Rapids’ very own, I say…  GO Zach, keep up the great work and Thank You for representing us well!  And that is the bottom of our news on this Friday the 20th of September, 2013!


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