Grading the BMW Championship
Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk both get an "A," Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson were not even close to the top of the class.
Zach Johnson is the most underrated golfer on the PGA Tour and has been for some time.
- According to Justin Ray of ESPN, with his win at the BMW Championship Johnson has now joined Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, and Adam Scott as the only other golfer with 10 PGA Tour wins and a major since 2004. All no-brainer hall-of-famers.
- Of the active golfers on the PGA Tour, under 50 only Woods, Mickelson, Davis Love III, David Duval, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Justin Leonard, David Toms, and Ernie Els have more wins than Johnson.
- Johnson is one of only 109 golfers in the history of the PGA Tour with double-digit wins.
I was impressed with Johnson's final-round 65 on Monday but I'm more impressed by how little his career resume is talked about.
Asked who the great golfers of our time are and you're likely to get the Tiger and Phil answer but you're also more likely to hear names like Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, and even Rickie Fowler.
Those guys aren't bad golfers but they're hardly as accomplished as the 37-year-old Johnson.
Sure, it's not sexy to be a fan of the 5'11 dude who played at Drake and hits his driver as far as Dustin Johnson hits his 8-iron but 10 PGA Tour wins is 10 PGA Tour wins.
On Monday Johnson overcame a three-stroke deficit to Furyk and, playing in the penultimate group, shot a bogey-free round to take home the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events. Here's a look at his scorecard:
The stretch run was impressive, too.
Johnson's birdies on Nos. 16-17 were punctuated by exaggerated fist pumps -- not fist pumps Tiger would be proud of -- but fist pumps nonetheless.
And that's kind of the story of Johnson's career.
Here are our grades for the BMW Championship:
Rahm lost his lead, but a 67 keeps him in the chase at CareerBuilder
Koepka is looking to recover in less than three months to play at Augusta National
Thomas Pieters and his Ryder Cup partner could go at it for a title this weekend
Phil Mickelson returns and the Web.com Tour is cleaning up
Lefty returns at the CareerBuilder Challenge this week
Only in Florida, right?