Zach Johnson salvaged his season with victory in the Valero Texas Open. It was his first PGA Tour title won outside the State of Georgia and his first victory since the 2007 AT&T.

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Having missed out on the FedEx Cup playoffs, Johnson was languishing way down the money list so the winner’s cheque for $810,000 was a welcome reward.


“This week, I was just concentrating on the process not the outcome,” Johnson said. “I just rededicated myself to getting back to what I used to do.”


Charlie Wi fired a superb final round of 61 and could have recorded a 59 had he birdied the final two holes. He finished just two shots back of Johnson. “I didn’t look at the scoreboard until I got to the 15th hole.” Wi said. “I was very happy to make those birdies on the 15th and

16th. I wish I could have made one more.”


Johnson has worked hard on his putting over the past few weeks and the effort clearly paid off as he played the final two rounds in 14 under par. He climbed from 125th to 55th on the money list.


South Africa’s Rory Sabbatini led the tournament through 54 holes but he scored a disappointing 72 on the final day to drop into a tie for eighth spot.

1

Zach Johnson (USA) 69 66 62 64 261 $810,000

T2 Charlie Wi (Kor) 67 68 67 61 263 $336,000
T2 Tim Wilkinson (NZ) 67 69 63 64 263 $336,000
T2 Mark Wilson (USA) 68 66 66 63 263 $336,000
5 Jeff Overton (USA) 69 64 67 65 265 $180,000
T6 Stephen Ames (Can) 68 71 66 62 267 $156,375
T6 Chris Stroud (USA) 66 64 69 68 267 $156,375
T8 Tim Herron (USA) 65 67 67 69 268 $130,500
T8 Pat Perez (USA) 71 64 68 65 268 $130,500
T8 Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 67 66 63 72 268 $130,500