Recent Golf News
You can’t make this stuff up. After taking the early tournament lead at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Oakley golfer, Zach Johnson battled with the tournament host, Tiger Woods the entire weekend. While Woods looked to have the edge throughout the weekend, Johnson never let the lead get out of sight. In a comeback for the ages, Johnson slowly clawed his way back to top Woods in a sudden-death-playoff at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. It was his road to the playoff that was utterly remarkable.
Zach Johnson is currently in a league of his own. The Iowa native constantly sneaks under the radar of the highly talked about PGA pros, but quietly dominates them all with his consistency and fundamental golf skills. Johnson is utilizing these unique characteristics to compile a September to remember. On the final hole of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Johnson made a 25-foot birdie putt to secure the tenth and final spot on the President’s Cup team. And to top that stunning performance, he came from behind at the BMW Championship to win the last FedEx Cup playoff tournament of the year before the Tour Championship. Johnson shot a final day 6-under, 65 to overtake Jim Furyk for the tournament victory.
26-year-old Spanish golfer Beatriz Recari is slowly making a name for herself on the LPGA Tour. Having already secured a win on tour this year, Recari further cemented her name as one of the ladies to watch, as she wrapped up her second victory of 2013 at the Marathon Classic. Recari was victorious in a one-on-one duel with one of the LPGA’s biggest stars, Paula Creamer this weekend in Sylvania, Ohio at the Marathon Classic.