A dramatic finish to the John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities. Iowa native Zach Johnson hit a 6 iron shot within one foot of the hole out of a bunker on the second hole of a sudden death playoff on Sunday. He then sank the short birdie putt for the win.
Johnson said winning the tournament “Just feels awesome, I can’t really put into words, this tournament has meant so much to me and may family through he years.”
Johnson feels he is playing well heading into this week’s British Open as he said he likes the consistency in his game and is healthy right now. Johnson says he enjoys the pressure of being in contention at the end.
“I love having to hit the tee shot down the middle, having to hit the shot on the green and trying to make the putt, I love that,” Johnson said. “I’ve failed at it miserably many times, but I’ve also come through many times and that just keeps driving me.” Johnson said the beauty of the game is that the shots you hit in the morning are just as important as the ones you hit down the stretch.