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Brent Kelley

Zach Johnson Wins BMW Championship

By September 16, 2013

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Jim Furyk is one of six golfers who've shot 59 on the PGA Tour. But Zach Johnson is one of just two golfers who've shot 60 twice on the PGA Tour.

On Monday, at the rain-delayed finished of the BMW Championship, it was the dual-60-shooter who got the better of the 59-shooter, and everyone else.

Furyk's 59, of course, came in this tournament, during the second round. But it wasn't enough to get him the victory. Furyk opened with 72, then came the 59, then a 69, and finally a 71 on Monday. He wound up in third place. So of the six golfers who've shot 59 on the PGA Tour, three won the tournament in which the 59 happened, and three did not.

Johnson, meanwhile, shot 70-69 in the middle two rounds, but opened with a 64 and closed with a 65. It's the 10th career PGA Tour win for Johnson, who finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Nick Watney.

The victory moved Johnson from 27th on the FedEx points list to fourth place. Tiger Woods, who finished in 11th at the BMW and entered the tournament second in the FedEx Cup standings, moved back up to first in points. That's because Henrik Stenson, who had been in first place, dropped to second after finishing 33rd at the BMW.

Only the Top 30 in FedEx Cup points advance to the Tour Championship. Which golfers on the outside before the BMW made it Atlanta? Runner-up Watney was 34th entering the BMW, but now is 12th. Luke Donald was 54th, but now is 29th. Falling out were Harris English (28th to 31st) and Lee Westwood (30th to 41st).


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