Congratulations to Zach Johnson for winning The Open Championship. Zach, with his Titleist clubs and SeeMore putter, now has 2 majors under his belt and has been a consistent winner on tour for a while.
But, the big winner this week may just be the John Deere Classic. There was a lot of talk about Jordan Spieth playing in the Deere the week before The Open Championship. Many said that it would not give him enough time to prepare for the tournament or get used to the time change.
Spieth countered that he wanted the competition and if he contended the pressure of being in the hunt for the title. He believed if he played well at the Deere, he won in a playoff, that the momentum of his good play would carry over to St Andrews.
And he was right. He was in the hunt to the end and ended 1 shot out of the playoff. By the way, another very good player contended at the Deere this year. He missed the playoff by 1 shot.
His name, Zach Johnson. Don’t be surprised if the Deere folks have to charter an extra plane for players to get to The Open next year. The company says “Nothing Rides like a Deere”.
Maybe they have to add “Nothing Prepares you like a Deere”.