Zach Johnson conjured up an even-par 35-35=70 in the finale of the TOUR Championship to post 3-under 277, good for sixth in the final FedExCup standings and six back of champion Jordan Spieth.
After opening in bogey-free 66, Johnson couldn't muster another red number, concluding in 70-71-70 to finish in a two-way tie for eighth place. It's his fourth top 10 in nine career appearances in the Playoffs finale. The Champion Golfer of the Year began the final frame in a two-way tie for fifth at 3-under, six swings adrift of Spieth. He circled three on the card at Nos. 4, 12 and 15, but cancelled them out with bogeys at the par-3 second and the par-4 13th and 17th, respectively. For the week, he finished with 16 birdies, T2 in the field in that stat, but swallowed 11 bogeys and one double. The 39-year-old was first in the tournament in greens in regulation (53/72), including 14 on Sunday, but barely registered a 0.140 in strokes gained: putting, with his final two rounds each in negative territory.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 08:31:00 PM