September 16 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The last five times Jim Furyk had held the 54-hole lead he failed to win.
Monday, he extended that dubious streak to six.
Furyk, who just three days earlier became one of only six players to shoot 59 in a PGA TOUR event, made three bogeys over his final nine holes and shot even par at Conway Farms to finish third, three strokes behind winner Zach Johnson.
Conversely, Johnson was flawless in the third unscheduled Monday finish of the season, making six birdies, including two over his final three holes, and no bogeys en route to a 65 to finish at 16 under.
It was the 10th win of Johnson's career, now in its 10th year, and first this season.
"It's extremely difficult," Johnson said trying to explain what the 10 wins meant. "I'm not sure I fully grasp it.
"The parity on the TOUR and in the world is second to none. I'm just thankful it has been 10 years, and hopefully many more."
Nick Watney finished alone in second at 14 under after a 64. Three others -- Jason Day, Luke Donald and Hunter Mahan -- tied for fourth at 11 under.
The win moves Johnson to fourth in the FedExCup standings, meaning that if he wins next week at East Lake he would win the FedExCup.
Donald will also be going to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
At 54th in FedExCup points coming into the week, Donald, a member at Conway Farms, needed to finish in a tie for sixth or better. He got it with a final-round 66 that included five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine.
Tiger Woods, who entered the final round within four of the lead, shot an even-par 71 and was never a factor. Still, his tie for 11th was enough to move him back to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings.
Henrik Stenson, who took over the top spot from Woods with his win in Boston, dropped to No. 2 after a tie for 33rd following a final-round 74.