Recent Golf News
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.
Change of Plans: 22-Year-Old Rookie, Derek Ernst Goes From Alternate To Wells Fargo Championship Winner
Derek Ernst took just eight tries to accomplish something that it takes some golfers years, if not a lifetime, to accomplish: win a tournament on the PGA Tour. The rookie, fresh off his four-year career at UNLV, was not even supposed to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina when he received a phone call that would ultimately change his life. Just six days before the event began, Ernst received a call from the PGA telling him he was in the tournament as the fourth alternate. Ernst took full advantage of his last minute invite, leading a stacked field of seasoned PGA Tour veterans, ultimately hoisting the trophy for his inaugural victory on TOUR.