Thursday, April 10, 2008
Zach Johnson, One Down Three To Go
I've been a huge fan of Zach Johnson since last year, even if his little religious rants after winning at Augusta were a little overboard.
Nonetheless, he seems to be a great guy that carries himself well and hits the ball damn well. I also think he is one of the few golfers that never tries something he can't pull off, something none of us writing or reading this could ever say.
He finished the first round with a two-under 70, a score that will have him at the top of the leader board and just a solid start to the tournament. I don't know why, but the guy seems to get Augusta National in every sense of the word. (He didn't go for a par-5 in two at all today, pretty smart if you ask me.)
Tiger Woods is finishing up his round, and unless he can really pencil-whip these guys in his group, he will continue his streak of first rounds in the 70s. After his second shot on 18 it looks like he will end up at even par today.
Photo credit John Biever/SI