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Zach Johnson is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the PGA Tour's most consistent golfers.
Zach Johnson is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the PGA Tour's most consistent golfers. (PGA of America)

Golfer Supremacy Rankings urge Joaquin Phoenix to star in "Zach Johnson: The Movie"

William K. WolfrumBy William K. Wolfrum,

Here at the Golfer Supremacy Rankings, we have one overriding goal - to convince Joaquin Phoenix to star in "Zach Johnson: The Movie." Sure, it's not all that noble of a goal, but hell, we're in between majors right now, and we're feeling a bit lethargic.

But there are worse things than praising Johnson these days. By repeating at the Texas Valero Open, Johnson has shown that he is not just one of the best golfers in the U.S., but he's got the consistency that can define greatness.

In that way, Johnson is a lot like the Golfer Supremacy Rankings. Sure, we may not get the best press, but we quietly continue to be the greatest golf rankings system known to humankind. And we're hoping that Brad Pitt will portray us in "Golfer Supremacy Rankings - The Movie."

Golfer Supremacy Rankings

1. Zach Johnson

Comments: Johnson burst upon the scene two years ago, winning the 2007 Masters. And since then, he's done his level best to prove that it was no fluke. By winning in Texas, Johnson not only banked his sixth career PGA Tour victory but also vaulted to the No. 1 spot in the FedEx Cup standings.

Johnson, who fired a sizzling third-round 60, showed his coolness under fire by beating James Driscoll on the first playoff hole to take the Valero Open. At 33, with more than a decade as a pro and the mindset of a champion, look for Johnson to maintain his spot as one of the U.S.'s best golfers.

2. Shane Lowry

Comments: Lowry has had himself a heck of a week. The 22-year-old amateur showed he's ready for prime time, beating former WorldGolf.com correspondent Robert Rock to win the European Tour's Irish Open.

Sadly, as an amateur, Lowry was unable to claim the huge winner's prize. No need to worry, though, from the looks of it, Lowry - who looks suspiciously like Ryan Reynolds' pudgy character from the film "Just Friends" - could be turning pro soon.

3. Ji Young Oh

Comments: It was the final round of the LPGA Tour's Sybase Classic, and Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie were all near the top of the leaderboard. And they all collapsed.

Oh didn't, winning by four strokes for her second career tour victory. Oh, who fired a first-round ace, showed the eye of the tiger in getting it done in New Jersey: "I really wanted it badly, and there was no way I wasn't going to get it."

Honorable Mention: Michelle Wie - She's getting closer, finishing tied for third at the Sybase. She'll figure out how to close the deal soon, we believe.

Honorable Mention II: John Boehner - After President Barack Obama teased the House Minority leader for having a skin color unknown to modern man, Boehner said he got his sparkly orange glint from playing golf. This is a strong reminder to all golfers - wear sunscreen. The Sunkist look is just not one that looks good, unless you're Charlize Theron.

William K. Wolfrum keeps one eye on the PGA Tour and another watching golf vacation hotspots and letting travelers in on the best place to vacation. You can follow him on Twitter @Wolfrum.

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  • Robert Rock

    wendyuk wrote on: May 20, 2009

    My undying gratitude for the tie-in to Robert Rock!