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Johnson Steals Last Presidents Cup Place
One of the stories that played out during last night's unfamiliar Monday finish on the PGA Tour, was that of automatic qualification for the USA's Presidents Cup side.
Going into the week's action at the Deutsche Bank the likes of Zach Johnson, and Webb Simpson were sitting right inside the cut-off line in ninth and 10th place in the standings, and both ended up paired together on the final day.
Zach Johnson was the eventual victor in this sub-plot that brewed under the surface of Henrik Stenson's deserved title win, holing a nervy par putt at the last to secure his place in Fred Couples' line-up.
Well, it would at least have been nervy had Johnson actually been aware of the situation that was unfolding: "I truly didn't think even think about it, and then I made that putt on 9. I didn't know what the point situation was between he and I. Actually I thought he was at 8," said Johnson.
He added: "I guess you've got to go into it and just play. And I stayed in my process.
I want Webb on the team, I know how he plays. He won't lose matches, the other guy's got to win." Ignorance, or so it seems, is bliss, and Johnson will now join up with 'Boom-Boom' and co, and Webb will be left relying on a captain's pick if he is to feature too at Muirfield Village in October.