Johnson Wins Texas Open in Playoff

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Zach Johnson made a 12-foot birdie on the first playoff hole to beat James Driscoll and repeat as the Valero Texas Open champion Sunday.

Seven months after winning for the first time at La Cantera Golf Club, Johnson's even-par 70 was good enough for a 15-under 265 and forced the sudden-death playoff with Driscoll, who surged from eight strokes back.

Johnson vaulted to the top of the FedEx Cup standings with the win, his second this year.

Paul Goydos had birdied on 16 to take a one-stroke lead, but the 44-year-old and sympathetic favorite bogeyed the last two holes to finish 14 under. Goydos was playing four months to the day his ex-wife died, a tragedy that led him to briefly leave the tour.


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