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Z. Johnson rallies to claim 10th Tour title at BMW


Here's how things ended after a Monday finish at the BMW Championship, where Zach Johnson came from behind for his 10th career PGA Tour title:

Leaderboard: Zach Johnson (-16), Nick Watney (-14), Jim Furyk (-13), Jason Day (-11), Luke Donald (-11), Hunter Mahan (-11), Steve Stricker (-11)

What it means: Johnson was able to stage a final-round rally Monday at Conway Farms, birdieing two of his final three holes to put the tournament on ice. As a result, the former Masters champ jumps to fourth in the overall FedEx Cup standings and will control his own destiny at next week's Tour Championship despite skipping the first playoff event, The Barclays, last month.

Round of the day: Needing a strong round to solidify his spot at East Lake, Watney came through with a 7-under 64 to post the day's lowest total. Watney began his round with three consecutive birdies and took off from there, carding eight birdies in total during Monday's round. Despite entering the week 34th in the points race, he'll find himself among this week's elite 30-man field with the season-ending title on the line.

Best of the rest: Beginning the day three shots off the pace, Johnson fired a bogey-free 65 to catch and ultimately pass Furyk en route to a victory that will now make him eligible for the World Golf Hall of Fame upon his 40th birthday. Johnson first grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at No. 12, then took the lead outright for good with birdies on holes 16-17.

Biggest disappointment: Hoping to erase the memory of a series of recent close calls with his first PGA Tour win in nearly three years, Furyk was again unable to close things out Monday, carding a final-round 71. He was passed by both Johnson and Watney during Monday's finale, dropping back into third place on the final leaderboard.

Shot of the day: Tied for the lead and just off the green at the 16th hole, Johnson used his trusty putter from the fringe and holed his 19-foot birdie putt to grab a lead that he would not relinquish. He would go on to add another birdie on the penultimate hole and cruise to a two-shot victory.

Quote of the day: 'I'm going to have to take Atlanta for Atlanta and just play. East Lake is not Conway Farms.' - Johnson on having to quickly forget about Monday's win in order to prepare for this week's Tour Championship

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