The Final Five: Zach Johnson

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Zach Johnson leapt from 27th to fourth in the FedExCup standings with his BMW Championship win.
September 17, 2013

1. TIGER WOODS
2. HENRIK STENSON
3. ADAM SCOTT
4. ZACH JOHNSON
5. MATT KUCHAR

The top five players in the FedExCup are in a unique position. A victory at East Lake Golf Club for any of those five players means they automatically clinch the Cup. The other 25 players at the TOUR Championship will need help from their competitors to win the season-long competition. PGATOUR.COM is taking an in-depth look at each of the FedExCup's top five players:

4. ZACH JOHNSON

2013 SEASON IN REVIEW: Zach Johnson arrives at East Lake as one of the top five players in the FedExCup in spite of a slow start to the season. He had just one top-10 before July and ranked 65th in the FedExCup after a 58th-place finish in the Travelers Championship on June 23. That was Johnson’s last start before an incredible run that has him in the top five of the FedExCup entering the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Johnson had five consecutive top-5s in July and August, a stretch that included two majors and a World Golf Championship. After a runner-up at the John Deere Classic, where he lost a three-way playoff eventually won by Jordan Spieth, Johnson had top-10s at The Open Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship and Wyndham Championship. His win at last week’s BMW Championship was his sixth top-10 in his past seven starts. It also was his 10th PGA TOUR victory.

 

2013 FedExCup Playoffs
Event Finish Rounds FEC rank before FEC rank after  Movement
The Barclays DNP 18 25 -7
Deutsche Bank T-27 69-72-67-66 25 27 -2
BMW Championship Won 64-70-69-65 27 4 +23
FedExCup history
Year Final ranking Began Playoffs Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ
2013 TBD 18 DNP (25) T-27 (28) Won (4)
2012 12 4 T-38 (5) T-47 (8) T-12 (9) T-15 (12)
2011 40 32 MC (40) T-16 (36) T-31 (40)
2010 17 16 T-21 (15) T-30 (17) T-15 (19) T-9 (17)
2009 6 3 T-28 (4) T-19 (4) 5th (4) T-16 (6)
2008 131 112 MC (131)      
2007 7 7 T-25 (8) T-30 (10) T-38 (12) T-2 (7)
TOUR Championship history
Year Finish Scores Relation to par Earnings
2012 T15 68-69-70-74--281 +1 $167,200
2010 T-9 74-72-66-67--279 -1 $208,125
2009 T-16 70-72-73-67--282 +2 $156,000
2007 T-2 71-66-60-68--265 -15 $619,500
2006 16th 71-69-71-73--284 +4 $137,800
2004 13th 68-71-71-69--279 -1 $141,600
Statistical rankings
Category Statistic Ranking
Driving distance 278.4 yards
158th
Driving accuracy 69.86%
8th
Greens in regulation 67.65&
25th
Scrambling 58.70% 76th
Strokes gained-putting .372 30th
Scoring 70.153 strokes
22th
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