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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The One E-mail That Wasn't Insulting

I was just wondering if you are surprised that Zach Johnson continues his stellar play on tour this season and even over the course of the two years since he won the Masters. I believe that you mentioned on the Dan Patrick Show after Johnson won the Masters that Johnson would be bussing at an Applebee's in a year. I think based on what he has accomplished since his Masters victory, that he deserves a little more respect. By the way, Zach is currently first in FedEx Cup points and third on the money list. I bet you didn't see that happening.

--Brad Temple

For your information, I never said that. What I said was, "I think Zach Johnson -- in 10 years -- has a real chance to be your server at Olive Garden." I was wrong. On the continuum between Ben Curtis and Ben Hogan, he's headed way more towards Hogan. He's now won six times and has one more major than Sergio Garcia, Anthony Kim, Colin Montgomerie, Stephen Ames and Adam Scott, combined. So I'd like to rephrase my statement: "I think Zach Johnson -- in 10 years -- has a real chance to be the owner of the Olive Garden restaurant chain. And if I don't shut up, I'll be working for him."

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