28 Facts About Zach Johnson


Zachary Harris Johnson was born on February 24,1976 and is an American professional golfer who has 12 victories on the PGA Tour, including two major championships, the 2007 Masters and the 2015 Open Championship.

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Son of a chiropractor, Zach Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Cedar Rapids, the eldest of Dave and Julie Zach Johnson's three children.

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Zach Johnson played number-two on the Regis High School golf team and led them to an Iowa 3A state championship in 1992, his sophomore year.

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Zach Johnson turned professional in 1998 and played on the developmental tour circuit, including the now-defunct Prairie Golf Tour, Buy.

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Zach Johnson won his first PGA Tour event in 2004 at the BellSouth Classic outside of Atlanta, one stroke ahead of runner-up Mark Hensby.

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In 2006, Zach Johnson recorded a number of impressive results, with two runner-ups and a third at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Zach Johnson won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2009 for his fifth victory on the PGA Tour, and successfully defended his title at the Valero Texas Open in May with a playoff victory over James Driscoll.

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Zach Johnson finished the season ranked a career best fourth on the money list.

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In 2010, Zach Johnson started the season solidly on the PGA Tour, making ten of his first eleven cuts without any significant results.

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Zach Johnson only missed two cuts all year en route to qualifying for the season ending Tour Championship and the 2010 US Ryder Cup team, his second appearance in the event.

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In 2012, Zach Johnson won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for the second time in his career.

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Zach Johnson jumped to 3rd in the FedEx Cup standings and returned to the world top 20 with this victory.

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Zach Johnson moved to second in the FedEx Cup standings in 2012 with a playoff win on July 15 at the John Deere Classic.

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Zach Johnson defeated Troy Matteson, who started the day up four shots on Zach Johnson and had led the tournament since the first round, with a birdie on the second hole of their playoff.

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Zach Johnson started the day behind three-time defending champion Steve Stricker, who was three shots behind Matteson.

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Mike Bender, Zach Johnson's swing coach, caddied for the week while usual caddie Damon Green played in the US Senior Open.

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Spieth won with par at the fifth extra hole after Zach Johnson hit his second shot into the water and could only make bogey.

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Zach Johnson continued solid play for the rest of the summer, finishing in the top-10 in six of the next seven tournaments he would enter, including an 8th-place finish at the PGA Championship, making it back to back top-10 finishes at major events.

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In December 2013, Zach Johnson attained a playoff victory over Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

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Zach Johnson captured his 11th career victory in January 2014 with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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On July 20,2015, Zach Johnson beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff to win the Open Championship at St Andrews for his 12th PGA Tour win and second major.

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Zach Johnson is one of only two players to have twice shot a round of 60 on the PGA Tour, though Jim Furyk shot rounds of 58 and 59.

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In July 2019, Zach Johnson fell out of the Official World Golf Ranking top 100 players for the first time since April 2004, when his first tour victory at the 2004 BellSouth Classic vaulted him from 126th in the world to 49th.

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The only year he didn't, 2011, Zach Johnson still managed to finish T-6 or better in four events, and he finished solo second at the Hero World Challenge.

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In July 2021, Zach Johnson was forced to withdraw from 2021 Open Championship after testing positive for COVID-19, ending his streak at participating in 69 consecutive majors.

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Zach Johnson was raised a Catholic, but joined his wife's church prior to their marriage in 2003.

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Zach Johnson is not to be confused with golf club professional Zach J Johnson.

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Zach Johnson Foundation is dedicated to helping children and their families in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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