Wednesday, August 19, 2009

After slow start, Johnson finishes Top 10 at PGA Championship

After last Thursday's first round of The PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club many had counted Zach Johnson out. After his first round score of 74 (+2) many expected him to disappear to the bottom of the leaderboard, with some even speculating that he would miss the cut.

Zach being the tenacious competitor he is, took to the range and putting green following his opening round and worked on the things that had plagued him as he made his way around the lengthy Hazeltine layout. The PGA Tour veteran went into the week knowing that the golf course was going to play extremely long and that he was going to have to rely on his accuracy and superb shortgame to shoot the scores he needed to to be competitive.

Over the course of the next three days, Zach played well and handled the tough conditions set forth by a major championship like the champion he is. He made a steady climb up the leaderboard and by the conclusion of play on Sunday, he had secured himself a Top 10 finish.

Congratulations to Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson on a fantastic finish!