Car salesman tops poker pros, others to win WSOG

Erick Lindgren
Second best was all Erick Lindgren could muster for the 2008 World Series of Golf.

Celebrities, poker pros and other amateur golfers took to the links May 12-15 to play in the World Series of Golf and vie for a $250,000 top prize. The star-studded field was bested by a car salesman named Andrew Johnson from Davison, Mich.

Johnson outlasted a field of 80 golfers to win the second annual World Series of Golf, sponsored in part by Rhett Butler, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Dusty Allen, and Penn Jillette's wife Emily Jillette.

Ivey, a five-time WSOP bracelet winner, didn't last long in the competition. He went all-in on the first hole of the event and was eliminated.

Jillette was the only female entrant and put on a strong performance. However, she was eliminated on the 19th hole after leading for most of the first round.

Perhaps the best of the celebrities during the tournament was actor and comedian Romano. He was playing for charity and managed to advance to Day 2 by making a dramatic comeback on the 19th hole of play.

Romano went from the lowest chip count to the leader with an all-in bet on a tricky putt. He was eliminated on the 17th hole of Day 2.

The final round of the WSOG was played in a fivesome that included Johnson, Allen Cunningham, Lindgren, Dee Tiller and Bill Spencer. Johnson successfully knocked out Cunningham, Lindgren and Tiller to seal his victory on the 163-yard, par three hole starting off the playoff round.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Johnson said. "I've never played anything like this, and I've already paid my entry fee for next year."

The World Series of Golf is scheduled to be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports June 28.

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