Who's who: Zach Johnson

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  • Photo of Zach Johnson
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  • Photo of Zach Johnson

Who's who: Zach Johnson

  • Name:

    Zach Harris Johnson
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 24, 1976 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Iowa City, IA
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1998
  • Website:

    https://www.zachjohnsongolf.com

Roll of Honour

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.

Did you know?

The son of a chiropractor, Zach Johnson took up golf at the age of 10. He attended college at Drake University, Des Moines.

Top tournaments won by Zach Johnson

2015
Majors
273 (-15)
£1,150,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£1,150,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

2014
America
273 (-19)
$1,140,000
Hyundai

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

273 (-19)

Prize money

$1,140,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

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].

2013
America
275 (-13)
$1,000,000
Northwestern Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Northwestern Mutual

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.].

2013
America
Conway Farms
268 (-16)
$1,440,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Venue

Conway Farms

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2012
America
264 (-20)
$828,000
John Deere

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$828,000

Title sponsor

John Deere

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].

2012
America
268 (-12)
$1,152,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

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].

2010
America
259 (-21)
$1,116,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

259 (-21)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

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].

2009
America
265 (-15)
$1,098,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$1,098,000

Title sponsor

Valero

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].

2009
America
265 (-15)
$972,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$972,000

Title sponsor

Sony

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].

2008
America
261 (-19)
$810,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

Valero

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].

2007
Majors
289 (+1)
$1,305,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

289 (+1)

Prize money

$1,305,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2007
America
273 (-15)
$972,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$972,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

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].

2004
America
275 (-13)
$810,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Zach

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

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].

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