Tuesday, April 27

Stuff I Dug Up on Jason Bohn

I DIDN’T WATCH THE Zurich Classic. I did read about it online and checked the scores, but I never flipped on CBS. (I could tell you more about the Lakers-Thunder series.) Still, like other golf fans, I wonder about the Jason Bohns of the PGA Tour. When they shoot 18 under and win a Valero Texas Open or a Zurich Classic, I ask the same basic question: Who is this guy?

Of course, I’ve heard of Jason Bohn (this wasn’t his first PGA Tour win—he won the 2005 B.C. Open). I’ve seen Bohn’s name on leaderboards and noticed the “Bohn Identity” wordplays on golf sites. (Hey, Mat Damon. Want to play another golfer?) But I honestly couldn’t tell you three things about Bohn. Until now, of course. Please follow along because I spent at least 10 minutes looking up this stuff.

Bohn just turned 37 and worked his way through the minors to get to the PGA Tour. He won twice on the Canadian Tour and once on the Nationwide Tour at the Chattanooga Classic. Here’s something that caught my attention. Bohn won the Canadian Tour’s 2001 Bayer Championship by shooting a 58 in the final round. Double wow. In 2008, he finished third at the Wachovia Championship (bodes well for this week). Last year Bohn was in a three-way playoff at the Wyndham Championship won by Ryan Moore.

Jason (I think we’re on a first-name basis now) lives in Georgia and his special interests are music and camping. He attended the University of Alabama where he majored in finance. His wife’s name is Tewana and they have two boys, Connor and Cameron. Now that I know him so well, I’m going to say it: I think Jason will win again on tour. And if he and Tewana have another child, I’m going with Cherylin if it’s a girl and Carter if it’s a boy.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Image: Keith Allison/Flickr)


courtgolf said...

Of course, there is the obvious Bohn story about winning a hole in one contest and a million dollars.

He was on a half-ride on the golf team at Alabama, but gave it back to accept the million dollars, and turned pro.

He did, however, continue with his education at 'bama and graduated while working on his game and playing mini-tours.

GolfWeek said...

Join the hunt!


Anonymous said...

I caddied for him on the Canadian tour in 2002 .He finished tied for 15th. could not have had a better experience inside the ropes .