Jason Bohn won the Zurich Classic yesterday in Avondale, La., for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke victory over Jeff Overton.
“This is life-changing,’’ said the 37-year-old Bohn, who admitted making his putt on 18 with tears in his eyes.
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.
Bohn led since his 65 in the opening round, but admitted he felt the heat yesterday 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,’’ 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.
Troy Merritt (67) was third at 14 under. He was 7 under during a seven-hole stretch that ended at No. 13.
Lee Janzen (69) was another stroke back, and Greg Chalmers (69) was 12 under.
Champions — Mark O’Meara and Nick Price teamed to beat Joey Sindelar and John Cook on the second hole of a playoff in the better-ball Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.
Playing in rain and heavy wind, both teams bogeyed the first playoff hole and returned to play the 457-yard 18th again, where Price won it with a 7-foot par putt.
Cook and Sindelar (61) and O’Meara and Price (62) finished at 28-under 188 in the 54-hole event. Andy Bean and Lu Chien-soon (64) were a stroke back, and Bernhard Langer-Tom Lehman (63) and Fred Couples-Jay Haas (64) tied for fourth at 23 under.
Ken Green, making his first Champions Tour start since having his lower right leg amputated after an auto accident last June that killed his brother and girlfriend, teamed with Mike Reid and tied for 26th at 12 under. They had a 71 yesterday.
European — In Jeju, South Korea, Australia’s Marcus Fraser broke a seven-year title drought, shooting a 3-under 69 to complete a wire-to-wire win with a four-stroke victory in the weather-shortened Ballantine’s Championships.
American Anthony Kim shot a 71 to finish at 1 over and tied for 16th.