Masters Goes to Johnson

By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 5:36 AM CDT
Zach Johnson of the US hits a chip shot    (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – The storybook re-coronation of Tiger Woods had a surprise ending in Augusta, where the entire field was hobbled by blunders, and an obscure Iowan walked away with the coveted green jacket.  Zach Johnson hit a three-under 69 on his last 18 holes to finish in the lead with a one-over 289, tied for the worst winning score in Masters history.

There was no shortage of gee-whizzing and aw-shucksing as the folksy Midwesterner played down his accomplishment. "'I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa," he said when asked to describe himself. 'That's about it. I'm a normal guy.'"  Woods blamed his loss on two pairs of back-to-back bogeys on Thursday and Saturday.