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Posted: December 20, 2012
Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson's victory at John Deere Classic turned out to be anything but routine.
After four rounds of solid play at TPC Deere Run, Zach, the local favorite, found himself in a playoff with fellow Pro V1x loyalist Troy Matteson. On the first playoff hole, both players found the water and ended up making bogeys to force another hole of sudden death.
While Troy found the middle of the fairway with his tee shot, Zach ended up in a fairway bunker with 195 yards left to the hole.
“I hit a 6-iron, just a good full backswing with an abbreviated follow through. And just tried to get down on the golf ball,” said Johnson. "It landed middle of the green, maybe towards the back third… and released obviously quite a ways after it ricocheted off the bank.”
Once his Pro V1x settled, Zach sent his putt to the bottom of the cup to capture the title and cap his most memorable shot of 2012.
“When you had to execute a shot in a difficult circumstance, especially when your opponent is in the middle of the fairway. That’s the one that stands out,” said Johnson.
Watch the above video to hear Zach’s take on the shot.
Stay tuned for our next installment of the Team Titleist 2012 Shots of the Year and check out some of the earlier highlights below.
Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Louis Oosthuizen Edition
Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Rickie Fowler Edition
Team Titleist Shots of the Year: Jason Dufner Edition