At any given moment, there are hundreds of guys playing on the PGA Tour, either with cards or through exemptions, and while you've heard of many of them, you probably don't know them all. (If you do, the PGA Tour has a job offer for you.) So let's take a look at this past weekend's winner, Jason Bohn, so you can add him to your "I know that dude!" file.
Bohn has been a pro since 1992, which seems like a long time until you consider the circumstances of why he made the leap. As a sophomore at the University of Alabama, he was playing in a charity fundraiser in Tuscaloosa when he scored a hole-in-one worth $1 million (video here, via Golf Channel). So long, amateur status! He still gets payouts of $50,000 every October 1, and will through 2012.
But just being an instant millionaire-to-be doesn't make you a PGA Tour-worthy golfer, and it took Bohn more than a decade to make the leap to the Tour. After stints on the Canadian and Nationwide tours, he began playing on the PGA Tour, and got the first of his two wins at the B.C. Open in 2005. He grappled his way onto the Tour full-time in 2009 after ranking 123rd on the money list in 2008.
Now, he's got his second PGA win, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and he won it wire-to-wire. The rain made the rounds nightmarish, with Bohn playing 24 holes on Saturday and 30 on Sunday. Even so, he finished with three birdies on the final four holes for a two-stroke win.
So, bravo to Bohn for the win. Hopefully for his sake, he won't have to wait another five years for the next one.