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Zach Johnson

  • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Residence: St. Simons Island, GA
  • Birth Date: February 24, 1976
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 1998

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PGA TOUR Victories

(6) 2004,BellSouth Classic. 2007,Masters Tournament, AT&T Classic. 2008,Valero Texas Open. 2009,Sony Open in Hawaii, Valero Texas Open.

Other Victories

(1): 2006 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge [w/Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$3,829,204 (5)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

1-- Sony Open in Hawaii. P1-- Valero Texas Open. T2-- John Deere Classic. 3-- Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. T6-- Mercedes-Benz Championship. T9-- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

PGA TOUR Best Round

60 at Round 3, Valero Texas Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Opened the season with a T6 finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship...Closed with a 5-under 65 at the Sony Open in Hawaii to outlast David Toms, finishing with a two-putt birdie for a two-shot victory over Toms and Adam Scott. His fifth career victory-and second in his last six starts-was traced to the previous week. He shot 64-67 on the weekend in the Mercedes-Benz Championship at Kapalua, and made it 30-under par for his last six rounds with his victory at Waialae. Began the final round with a one-shot lead and never lost it...Finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at 2-under 278...Held a two-stroke, 54-hole lead at the Quail Hollow Championship, but a final-round 76 dropped him to T11...Sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat James Driscoll and successfully defend his Valero Texas Open title at La Cantera GC. The win capped a wild shootout in which seven players stood within a stroke with four holes left. Followed his third-round 60 with a 70 to match Driscoll at 15-under 265, then hit the 6-iron approach in the playoff to set up his sixth career PGA TOUR victory. Vaulted to the top of the FedExCup standings, passing Geoff Ogilvy and Phil Mickelson-the only other two-time winners on the PGA TOUR thus far this season. The third-round 60 was the second of his career (third round, 2007 TOUR Championship), making him the only player in TOUR history to record multiple rounds of 60 in his career...Jumped into the No. 1 position on the money list with a T9 at Crowne Plaza Invitational, passing Phil Mickelson, to match his No. 1 spot on the FedExCup standings...Broke his string of mediocre John Deere Classic finishes, despite having to play third and final rounds on Sunday. The Cedar Rapids, IA, native shot a third-round, 6-under 64 in en route to a T2 with Brandt Snedeker and Brett Quigley. Previous best finish in Moline, IL, was a T20. After first round, hopped on a chartered jet with other TOUR players to attend a service for the father of close friend and fellow competitor Jonathan Byrd. Returned to Moline later that night.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- BellSouth Classic, Masters Tournament, AT&T Classic, Valero Texas Open, Sony Open in Hawaii, Valero Texas Open.

2008 Season Highlights

Won for the fourth time in his career. At No. 53, finished outside the top 40 on the money list for the first time in his career. Made the cut in 19 of 25 starts, with seven top-25 finishes...Shot 62-64 on the weekend to capture the Valero Texas Open by two strokes over Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson and Tim Wilkinson. Finished at 19-under-par 261 with four rounds in the 60s. It was his fourth career PGA TOUR victory. The 2007 Masters champion entered the week with only one top-10 finish during the year, a T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, and hadn't won on the PGA TOUR outside Georgia. In addition to the Masters, he won the 2004 BellSouth Classic and 2007 AT&T Classic, both in suburban Atlanta...Came back the following week with his third top-10 effort of the year, a T10 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Career Highlights

2007: Recorded two victories, both in the state of Georgia, including his first major title at the Masters Tournament. Earned a berth on The Presidents Cup team and finished with a 2-2-0 record. Finished in the top 40 in first four seasons on TOUR, including three visits to THE TOUR Championship. Earned a career-best $3,922,338 thanks in part to two wins and a runner-up finish...Made three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine to win his first major title at the 71st Masters in cold, windy conditions. Closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini after trailing 54-hole leader Stuart Appleby by two strokes. Johnson finished at 1-over 289, matching a Masters record established in 1956 for highest winning score. Even though he didn't go for a par 5 in two all week, finished 11-under on those holes at Augusta National...Posted rounds of 69-67 on the weekend to finish at 15-under-par with Ryuji Imada at the AT&T Classic. Clinched third career win as he recorded a birdie-4 on the first extra hole as eagle putt nestled inside one foot. Imada's second shot found the water hazard fronting the 18th hole and was left with a par putt. Ninth multiple winner of the AT&T Classic. First three TOUR victories came in Georgia (two in suburban Atlanta, one in Augusta)...Looking to capture his third TOUR event in Georgia during the year, posted an East Lake GC course-record 10-under-par 60 in the third round of THE TOUR Championship en route to a T2 finish, eight behind winner Tiger Woods. Opportunity for a 59 passed with a missed bunker shot for birdie on the par-3 18th hole. Bunker shot was measured at 50 feet, 9 inches. Finished seventh in the FedExCup standings to earn a $700,000 bonus along with $619,500 for T2 finish at East Lake. 2006: First top-10 was solo third in second appearance at World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, defeating Tom Lehman in the consolation final, 3 and 2...Past champion tied for second at BellSouth Classic, 13 shots behind Phil Mickelson. Closed with four consecutive birdies on Sunday (Nos. 15-18) to tie Jose Maria Olazabal for runner-up honors...Runner-up at the Memorial Tournament, his third runner-up finish since he first won on TOUR in 2004...Finished ninth on the U.S. Ryder Cup team list to make his first Ryder Cup team (1-2-1 record in Ireland). 2005: Posted five top-10s for second straight season, including two top-3s...Finished T3 at the Ford Championship, thanks in part to a then-career-low 8-under 64 on Saturday, which helped him jump 25 spots from T28 to T3 heading into the final round...With four rounds in the 60s, finished T2 at the Buick Open, four strokes behind Vijay Singh. Played with Singh on Sunday and posted a 3-under-par 69...Teamed with Stewart Cink in the Algarve World Cup in Portugal in November, finishing T17. 2004: Became just the second player in TOUR history to surpass $2 million in earnings in his rookie season. Made 24 of 30 cuts and picked up his first TOUR win in just his 13th career tournament. Along with Todd Hamilton, became the first pair of rookies to make THE TOUR Championship since 1999, when Notah Begay III and Carlos Franco finished in the top 30. Began season outside the top 200 on the Official World Golf Ranking (207th) and ended the season at No. 41...Captured BellSouth Classic in April at age 28 years, 1 month and 10 days. Held the 36- and 54-hole leads after opening 69-66-68. Rollercoaster round on Sunday, with birdies on five of first 10 holes, followed by four bogeys in five holes. Converted pars on final three holes to edge Mark Hensby by one stroke. Became the fourth player to win BellSouth Classic for first TOUR victory, joining Tommy Aaron (1970), Paul Stankowski (1996) and Ben Crane (2003). 2003: Earned Nationwide Tour Player of the Year honors after making the cut in 19 of 20 events, including the last 17 and finishing first on the final money list with a then-record $494,882. Produced two wins and a Tour-leading 11 top-10s, including nine top-threes...Victories came at the Rheem Classic and the Envirocare Utah Classic...Tied a Nationwide Tour record with three consecutive runner-up performances, at The Reese's Cup Classic, the Henrico County Open and the Dayton Open...Set the Tour's all-time, single-season money record (surpassed by Troy Matteson in 2005) and became the first player in Tour history to top the $400,000 mark in earnings...Posted 68 of 78 rounds during the season at par or better...Led Tour with a record scoring average of 68.97 and finished first in putting average and all-around ranking. 2002: Won once (Tulsa, OK) on the Hooters Tour. Recorded five top-five finishes, nine top-10s and finished second on the money list. 2001: Won final three regular-season events on Hooters Tour, earning the nickname "Back-to-Back-to-Back-Zach." Finished the season as the tour's leading money winner and Player of the Year. 2000: Rookie on the Nationwide Tour...Missed the first six cuts of the year but rebounded by making four of the final five cuts with T25 at the Tri-Cities Open his best showing. 1999: Finished third on Prairie Golf Tour after winning twice. 1998: Won once on the Prairie Golf Tour and finished sixth on the money list.


Began playing golf at age 10...Lists his father and mother among his heroes. Father is a chiropractor...Huge Drake University and University of Iowa sports fan...The gallery at BellSouth Classic at first TOUR victory included a group of about 10 men from Iowa who gave him financial support early in his career, buying a stake in Zach for $500 a share. Some were seeing him play as a pro for the first time. "It started out as a business, but it ended up as a business family," Johnson said of his relationship with them. "It's unbelievable having them here. They would buy a couple stock shares in me and just allow me to go out and not have to worry about the necessities of traveling week to week." "

PGA TOUR Playoff Record


National Teams

The Presidents Cup (1), 2007; Ryder Cup (1), 2006; World Cup (1), 2005.

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