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Johnson Wins Colonial, Ugly Jacket – SportsUntapped.com
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Added May 31st, 2010 by Chalk

Johnson Wins Colonial, Ugly Jacket
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Zach Johnson shot a 64 on Sunday at Colonial to win with a tournament-record 21 under par.  What does the man get for his fifth tour victory since winning The Masters in ’07? Well, $1,116,000 in prize money and the traditional plaid jacket.  In what may seem like a cheap imitation of that other tournament in Augusta, the Fort Worth tournament has been awarding a jacket with traditional Scottish tartan since 1952.

The other big news at Colonial was Phil Mickelson missing the cut after a lot of pre-tournament hoopla about his wife’s breast cancer and his chances of taking the top ranking from Tiger Woods.  Mickelson won the plaid jacket in Texas in 2008, then chose not to come back to defend in ’09 after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Golf fans wore pink on Saturday in 2009 and again in 2010 to show their support, but Lefty apparently had better things to do with his Memorial Day weekend.

Over at the Senior PGA Championship in Colorado, Tom Lehman took the title, defeating Fred Couples and David Frost in a one-hole playoff.  Lehman said he was more psyched to get a trophy than to get the $360,000 top prize:

Here’s the nice thing: I know the PGA of America will give me a trophy. The last two tournaments I won, the Legends of Golf and the Argentine Masters, I didn’t get a trophy. The check is nice, but give me a trophy! Even my kid, he plays peewee football, he gets a trophy.

 
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