Jason Bohn captured the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Sunday, carding a 5-under round of 67 to win by two-strokes over Jeff Overton.
Bohn tamed the difficult TPC Louisiana and came up with continual clutch shots, making birdie on three of the final four holes for his second career victory on the PGA Tour.
“This is life changing,” remarked Bohn in a post-round interview of his victory.
Throughout the week, weather played a factor, as Bohn had to complete his third round early on Sunday.
Bohn finished a collective 18-under par 270.
The journeyman had struggled with injury to his back, for which he had to have surgery.
Both Bohn and his caddie had a game-plan that they were trying to execute on Sunday, which was no mistakes.
“I just said I probably wouldn’t say much because I’m capturing all of this,” Bohn said after his round. “I want to take this one to the grave. I want to remember every little detail that I missed on my first one.”
Bohn went wire-to-wire, leading the tournament after Thursday and a round of 65 that catapulted him atop the leader board. Bohn had to fend off Overton, who recorded a round of 66 on Sunday to lose by two.
“Jeff was playing beautifully. He played beautiful golf today,” Bohn said after the round. “I would say almost perfect.”
Overton narrowly missed an eagle attempt on the 18th hole, and secured a birdie. Bohn was able to equal him with birdie on No.18. In fact, Bohn made birdie on No.15, No.16 and No.18 coming in.
“The final four holes, I maybe got a little quick with putts,” Overton said. “Maybe because I wanted it so much.”
Troy Merrit finished in third place at 14-under total, carding five birdies and an eagle on Sunday.
“It’s fun when you’re making a lot of red numbers,” Merritt remarked. “Especially when they’re back to back to back to back.”
Lee Janzen and Greg Chalmers rounded out the top-five finishers in the event.
The PGA Tour now shifts to Quail Hollow, where Tiger Woods will be making his second appearance in 2010. Woods has been installed as the betting favorite on Online Sportsbook, as he continues to try and repair his tarnished image following a sex scandal revealing infidelity.