Colonial Update

3 06 2009

Former Masters champion and John Deere Classic executive board member Zach Johnson continued his fine play this year at the Crowne Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

Johnson finished in a tie for ninth with four rounds in the 60s and an 11-under par total. It was his fifth top 10 finish in 14 events this season, including two victories.

He now leads this season’s PGA Tour money list with almost $3.3 million and leads the FedEx Cup points list. He is third in scoring average at 69.67 strokes per round. He is 124th in driving distance at 282.6 yards per measured drive.

Australia’s Jason Day, whose first U.S. tournament was the 2006 John Deere Classic, finished one stroke out of Sunday’s three-way playoff among Steve Stricker, Tim Clark, and Steven Marino (where Stricker prevailed) on the second playoff hole). Day was the youngest player in the John Deere Classic field at age 18 when he played TPC Deere Run on a sponsor exemption and made the cut. He played the Nationwide Tour in 2007, graduated to the regular Tour in 2008, and will compete in the Quad Cities this year.

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