FORT WORTH, Texas Zach Johnson was so caught up in the emotion of another Colonial title and a victory in honor of his caddie's late father that he forgot to properly remark his ball before his final putt.
Even with a two-stroke penalty, Johnson won by one over Jason Dufner and got to slip on the plaid jacket Sunday for his first victory since also winning at Hogan's Alley two years ago.
"There's a number of adjectives I'm calling myself right now. And lucky would be the biggest one," Johnson said. "Blessed would be another one, humbled would be another one. It's an honor to put this jacket on once. I'm in shock I got it twice."
Johnson moved his original ball mark out of the line of Dufner's putt on the 18th, but he never moved it back before his final 5-foot putt.
The penalty was assessed before he signed his scorecard, and Johnson's 12-under 268 total was enough to edge Dufner, who finally faltered and closed with a 74.
Johnson's caddie, Damon Green, prompted by a rules official, asked the 2007 Masters champion if he had put his ball back in its original spot.
"First time it crossed my mind," Johnson said. "It's not going to be the last time."
The victory came 10 days after Green's 88-year old father died from stomach cancer.
European Tour in Virginia Water, England Luke Donald replaced Rory McIlroy at No. 1 in the rankings for the third time in 10 weeks, successfully defending his title in the BMW PGA Championship. It also lifted his hopes of finally capturing a major at the U.S. Open next month.
Displaying his trademark consistency with his driver and putter, Donald won by four strokes. The Englishman shot a 4-under 68 Sunday at Wentworth for his fourth straight round under 70, leaving him at 15 under.
It's the sixth change in the rankings between Donald and McIlroy in 12 weeks. McIlroy missed the cut at Wentworth after a second-round 79.
Champions Tour in Benton Harbor, Mich. Roger Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship, holding on for a two-stroke victory after leading comfortably throughout the final round Sunday.
Chapman led by five after 54 holes and was never really threatened. His closing 1-over 72 was his worst score of the tournament but enough to give the Englishman a win, finishing at 13 under.
John Cook was at 11 under after a 69. Hale Irwin shot 68 to finish another stroke back.