golf • Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed BMW Championship on Monday in Lake Forest, Ill., and now has a chance to win something bigger. Johnson rolled in two birdie putts over the closing holes at soggy Conway Farms and closed with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Nick Watney, giving him one of the top five seeds for the Tour Championship next week and a clear shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.
Johnson's first win of the year came at the expense of Jim Furyk. Furyk's victory drought is now at three years, and he has failed to win the last six times he had at least a share of the lead going into the final round. He lost the outright lead with a bogey on the 11th hole and had two more bogeys in his round of 71. He wound up alone in third.
Watney started the week at No. 34 in the FedEx Cup. He closed with a 64, and his runner-up finish allowed him to join the 30 players who advance to East Lake next week, all of them with at least a mathematical chance at the $10 million bonus. A top-five player would be assured of collecting the bonus by winning the Tour Championship.