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Bohn Temps – Wire To Wire Win In New Orleans

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He has always been content just being able to play the game he loves for a living but a second PGA Tour victory can’t be anything but another great highlight to Jason Bohn’s career.

Bohn celebrated his 37th birthday Saturday but really got the icing for his cake on Sunday with a win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Leading after each round this week in Louisiana there was plenty of rivals for the title in the final round but Bohn kept to his calm, veteran style of play and closed like a champion over the back nine of the TPC of Louisiana.

Birdies on three of his final four holes separated Bohn from leading rival, Jeff Overton, and put him ultimately at 18 under par (65, 67, 71, 67-270) to win by two strokes. 

Bohn, who has become a regular on the PGA Tour, including a win at the 2005 B.C. Open, has had plenty of highlights in his varied golf career. Many are aware of his $1 million dollar ace as a freshman at the University of Alabama, but not everybody realizes he shot 58 once during a Canadian Tour event on Mike Weir’s old home course in Ontario.

Things were not looking exceptionally great for Bohn through the first nine holes of his final round today. Rookie Troy Merritt burst on to the top of the leaderboard with a seven under stretch of golf in an equal number of holes in the middle of his round. Unfortunately the rookie then started to play like one when he likely realized where he stood. A bogey followed by a bunch of pars does not get it done on the PGA Tour.

What does accomplish the task are shots of over 200 yards struck to just five feet and that is where Bohn’s game shines as the leader on the PGA Tour in ball striking from that distance. That was evident on holes 15 and 17 today where he hit incredible shots from that length, converting the one on 15 for a birdie that got his final rally rolling.

The shots were all that more impressive when you consider that Bohn played 54 holes over the weekend, including 30 today.

Even so, he was able to keep his composure and a clear mind, even in the face of fatigue. That’s pretty hard to do when the alarm clock is going off at 4 in the morning like it has for the last three days for Bohn but he answered the bell today, with distinction.

“I’ve been working on staying patient and I was able to do that today,” Bohn exclaimed. “I’m just thrilled to be the called the champion of the Zurich Classic.”

Bohn says he has a lot of goals for 2010 and this win gets him started on a list that he says is a deep one, although he chooses to keep it to himself at this point. “I’m moving in the right direction; that makes me very happy.”

As always Bohn was gracious, especially when speaking of his competitors. “Jeff Overton played great. He would have been a very deserving champion today. He definitely put the pressure on me.”

Even with that factor Bohn stuck to his game plan on the 18th hole, a reachable par five, where he knew Overton could still catch him. “I laid up twice there,” said Bohn of the hole. “I stuck to my plan and still made a birdie. I played that (9 iron) to finish short of the hole but it got back there. To have that length of putt to close out the tournament was a dream.”

Bohn will fulfill another dream in 2011. His win not only nets him $1.152 million and pushed him to 11th on the FedEx Cup Points list but it will also send him to The Masters for the 2nd time in his career.

 

This report provided to GolfWRX.com by Flagstick Golf Magazine (www.flagstick.com)

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10 interesting photos from Tuesday at the Zurich Classic

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GolfWRX is live from the 2018 Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana, where, among other things, a giant three-legged crocodile roams.

Now in it’s second year, the tournament’s unique two-man team format has attracted a wealth of top talent, including 10 of the top 14 golfers in the OWGR. We’re on the scene snapping bag pictures and have five galleries from TPC Louisiana’s range Tuesday. We also have a look inside Ryan Ruffels bag, a peek at Jimmy Walker’s putter, a look in Brooks Koepka’s bag, and more!

Let’s dig in.

Well, this certainly is interesting, Xinjun Zhang. Not sure about the context, but not something you traditionally see on a PGA Tour driving range…

Hard not to love Ryan Ruffels’ 009M

Look’s like Michael Greller is enjoying some well-earned relaxation

Ryan Palmer boldly going where few Tour pros dare to: serif font

Roman numeral loft stamping? Savage grind? We like your style, Bud Cauley

Is this a new Wilson Staff PMP wedge prototype or a one-off thing for Ricky Barnes?

Finally, Whitney comes to a wedge

Ham & egg!

Jimmy Walker’s silver Spider

Our Tour Photographer risking the wrath of Bubba (we assume he had permission)

 

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Detroit could be getting a PGA Tour event

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As a business based in the Detroit metro area, GolfWRX is happy to hear this: the Motor City could be getting a PGA Tour event.

With the PGA Tour’s 2019-2020 schedule expected in the weeks ahead, the Detroit News reports the Tour could announce (Detroit-based) Quicken Loans will sponsor an event at Detroit Golf Club. The company ceased sponsorship of the former Quicken Loans National in Washington, D.C. last year.

The Detroit News quotes a source with knowledge of the Tour’s scheduling discussions as saying an official announcement is near.

While the Tour, Quicken Loans, and Detroit Golf Club are mum on the matter, Quicken Loans’ statement to the paper last year made clear the company’s intention to bring a tournament to the city.

“As we look to the future, we remain interested in exploring ways to highlight the energy and revitalization taking place in Detroit…A prime golf event, featuring the world’s best players, is certainly something we would be interested in pursuing as a way to showcase our great American city.”

If the Detroit tournament takes the calendar spot of the The National, it would be contested in late June/early July. Additionally, with the PGA Championship’s move to may next year, there’s some speculation the Detroit event could be contested in August.

As mentioned, we know the PGA Championship is moving to May in 2019. Additionally, The Players will move to March, TPC Southwind will take over  WGC hosting duties from Firestone Country Club, and the FedEx Cup Playoffs will wrap before start of football season.

We’ll have to wait (eagerly) for official word on the Detroit event.

 

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Tuesday’s Photos from the 2018 Zurich Classic

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GolfWRX is live from the 2018 Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana (par 72; 7,425 yards), designed by Pete Dye with consultants Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson.

The Zurich Classic is a unique event on the PGA Tour because it’s not an individual stroke-play event. Instead, the format consists of two-man teams playing best-ball on Thursday and Saturday, and alternate-shot on Friday and Sunday.

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Last year, Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt won the event after four playoff holes against Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown. The Smith/Blixt duo will be back to defend their title, and the Kisner/Brown pairing will be back avenging their loss.

Other notable pairings in the field include Daniel Berger/Gary Woodland, Wesley Bryan/Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay, John Daly/Rory Sabbatini, Jason Day/Ryan Ruffels, David Duval/Jim Furyk, Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays, Sergio Garcia/Rafa Cabrera Bello, J.B. Holmes/Brand Snedeker, Matt Kuchar/Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen/Charl Schwartzel, Sean O’Hair/Jimmy Walker, Pat Perez/Jason Dufner, Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer, Justin Thomas/Bud Cauley and more!

Check out our photos from the event below!

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