Zach Johnson stuns Woods
Zach Johnson tuns Woods. Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then edged world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole to...
New York: Zach Johnson salvaged a stunning par at the 72nd hole then edged world number one Tiger Woods at the first playoff hole to win the $3.5 million World Challenge on Sunday. Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, denied the world number one a sixth victory in the unofficial tournament he hosts for the benefit of his charitable foundation.
After appearing to drown his chances by hitting his second shot into the water at the final hole of regulation -- what he called his worst shot of the week -- Johnson holed his shot from the drop area 65 yards out to make par and complete a four-under 68.
Woods came up with an impressive par save from a greenside bunker at the 72nd to cap a two-under 70 that left him tied with Johnson on 13-under 275. But Woods couldn’t salvage par from the same bunker in the playoff, his attempt lipping out. "I hit a hell of a bunker shot and made par," he said of the final hole of regulation.
"In extra holes I hit another really good bunker shot... to get it that close was, I thought, pretty good." Woods said he`d been blocking putts all day, and was determined not to make that mistake.
26 Jan 2020 10:00 PM GMT