Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth outlasted David Hearn and Zach Johnson on the fifth hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday, becoming the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.
Zach Johnson always feels good when he gets to Colonial. That feeling usually lasts the whole week. Johnson has won at Hogan’s Alley twice in the last three years.
Zach Johnson won the Colonial for his first victory since also winning at Hogan’s Alley two years ago, pulling ahead Sunday when Jason Dufner finally faltered.
Jason Dufner matched playing partner Zach Johnson’s birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday, then overcame a wayward final tee shot to save par and keep the lead at the Colonial.
Zach Johnson shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday, including a run of four birdies in a row, to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Colonial in Fort Worth.
Zach Johnson thinks of the John Deere Classic as a major. He makes his 10th appearance in the tournament this week. But to win it, he will have to play better than he has in past years.