2012 PGA St. Jude Classic Results
MEMPHIS, TN (The Spread) – In his second PGA Tour event since a back injury cost him six weeks of rehab, Dustin Johnson won the 2012 St. Jude Classic this weekend.
Johnson suffered a back injury that cost him nearly three months of PGA Tour time but he shot a 4-under 66 and held off John Merrick by one stroke to win in Memphis. Johnson singled for a final-round 4-under par to win his sixth PGA Tour title and his first since The Barclays in 2011. He also circled five birdies to a lone bogey and had zero issues on the 18th tee, which most players struggled with all day.
When the opening odds were released earlier this week, Johnson had 18/1 odds to win the 2012 St. Jude Classic, which put him right behind favorites Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson, who were both 9/1, respectively. David Toms and Graeme McDowell were 25/1, respectively, while Brandt Snedeker and Robert Karlsson were 28/1 to win, respectively.
Merrick finished second while Davis Love III, Ryan Palmer, Chad Campbell and Nick O’Hern all finished tied for third. McIlroy, Robert Allenby, Ken Duke and Seung-yul Noh all finished tied for seventh. Greg Owen and Kevin Stadler finished tied for 11th.
Johnson won $1,008, 000.00 in official money and earned 500.00 FedExCup Points for the week. Merrick took home $604,800.00 and 300.00 points while Cambell, Love, O’Hern and Palmer all won $133.75.
Top 10 Finishers at the 2012 Pocono 400:
1. Dustin Johnson 271
2. John Merrick 272
3. Chad Campbell 273
3. Davis Love III 273
3. Nick O’Hern 273
3. Ryan Palmer 273
7. Robert Allenby 274
7. Ken Duke 274
7. Roy McIroy 274
7. Seung-Yul Noh
11. Greg Owen 275
11. Kevin Stadler 275