Name:Zach Harris Johnson
Born:Feb 24, 1976 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.
Original/Home Club:Iowa City, IA
MAJORS (2): The Open (2015); Masters Tournament (2007). Ryder Cup player (2006, '10, '12, '14, '16). Presidents Cup player (2007, '09, '13, '15). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.
The son of a chiropractor, Zach Johnson took up golf at the age of 10. He attended college at Drake University, Des Moines.
The Open Championship (144th) (July 16-20). Johnson (USA) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Marc Leishman (Aus) in a 4-hole playoff, to record his second major championship win. Playoff scores: Johnson 15 (-1); Oosthuizen 16 (E); Leishman 18 (+2). A Monday finish required for only the second time in the Championship's history after torrential rain and high winds on the Friday and Saturday. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jan 3-6; first PGA Tr event of 2014; PGA Tr 2013/14 season). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Played as the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge (Dec 5-8; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Johnson (USA) beat tournament host Tiger Woods (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 12-16; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Nick Watney (USA) finished 2 shots behind Zach Johnson (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. Monday finish required after most of Sunday's round lost to rain. [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 12-15). Johnson (USA) beat Troy Matteson (USA) with a tap-in birdie at the second playoff hole, having hit a 192-yard bunker shot to within inches of the cup. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 24-27). Second-placed Jason Dufner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Zach Johnson (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. Johnson won despite receiving a two-shot penalty on the final hole for not replacing his ball marker, having moved it from Dufner's putting line. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 27-30). Second-placed Brian Davis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Zach Johnson (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Valero Texas Open (May 14-17). Defending champion Zach Johnson (USA) beat James Driscoll (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 15-18). Second-placed David Toms (USA) and Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Zach Johnson (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the Valero Texas Open (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Charlie Wi (S Kor), Mark Wilson (USA) and Tim Wilkinson (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Zach Johnson (USA), who recorded weekend scores of 62 and 64. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
The Masters Tournament (71st) (April 5-8). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA), Retief Goosen (RSA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Johnson (USA). Johnson's one-over par 289 equalled the tournament's record high score, also seen in 1954 and 1956. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the AT&T Classic (May 17-20; formerly BellSouth Classic). Johnson (USA) beat Ryuji Imada (Jpn) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].
Played as the BellSouth Classic (April 1-4). Second-placed Mark Hensby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Johnson (USA). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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