Jason Bohn Wins Zurich Classic by Two Strokes


April 25, 2010

AVONDALE, La. — For Jason Bohn,
the second time was even better.

Bohn won the Zurich Classic on Sunday
for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes
at TPC Louisiana for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over Jeff

"This is life changing," said the
37-year-old Bohn, who admitted making his putt on 18 with tears in his

Bohn, who completed a third-round 71
in the morning in the weather-plagued tournament, finished at 18-under
270. He also won the 2005 B.C. Open.

Sunday's victory, coming as it did
after a variety of injuries and back surgery, was especially sweet, Bohn
said. He told his caddie at the start of the final round he was
planning on a quiet round.

"I just said I probably wouldn't say
much because I'm capturing all of this," Bohn said. "I want to take this
one to the grave. I want to remember every little detail that I missed
on my first one."

Bohn led since his 65 in the opening
round, but admitted he felt the heat Sunday as several players moved
into range.

Overton mounted a persistent
challenge, twice tying Bohn on his way to a 66.

"Jeff was playing beautifully. He
played beautiful golf today," Bohn said. "I would say almost perfect."

Overton birdied the 18th — after
missing a long eagle putt, but Bohn, who made birdie putts of 5 1/2 feet
on No. 15 and 22 feet on No. 16, had to only tap in on 18 for his fifth
birdie of the round.

Overton said he played great Sunday,
but Bohn was unbelievable.

"The final four holes, I maybe got a
little quick with putts," Overton said. "Maybe because I wanted it so

Troy Merritt (67) was third at 14
under. He was 7-under during a seven-hole stretch that ended at No. 13,
making five birdies and an eagle.

"It's fun when you're making a lot of
red numbers," Merritt said. "Especially when they're back to back to
back to back."

Lee Janzen (69) was another stroke
back, and Greg Chalmers (69) was 12 under.

Heavy rain and lightning Friday and
again Saturday morning delayed the early rounds. Bohn, who led
wire-to-wire, played 24 holes Saturday and 30 Sunday. He had seven
birdies and one bogey in his 30 holes Sunday.

Bohn completed his third round on
Sunday morning at 13 under, two shots ahead of Alex Cejka. Overton and
Janzen went into the final round at 10 under.

Bohn earned $1,152,000 after making
$395,321 in his previous eight starts this year. In 1992, he won $1
million in a hole-in-one contest while a student at the University of
Alabama. He has received $50,000 a year since then.

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