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Johnson Wagner

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
14
Current Position
To Par: +6
Total Strokes: 71 - 69 - 72 - 74 : 286
T37   T51
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Amarillo, TX
  • Residence: Charlotte, NC
  • Age: 31
  • Turned Pro: 2002
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

Twice named all-state in high school. Captained his high school hockey team as a junior and senior. Brother, T.J., played golf at Washington & Lee University. Father teaches computer sciences at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Grandfather M.T. Wagner was a former treasurer of the USGA...Big fan of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Two-time All-Big East Conference selection. Medalist at the 2002 Big East Conference Championship, won by Virginia Tech. Was a 2002 third-team All-America selection by the Golf Coaches Association. Also won the 2001 Metropolitan Open at Bethpage Black as an amateur. Made his professional debut at the 2002 Metropolitan Open at Winged Foot. Posted rounds of 69-68-70 to win by five strokes and collect $23,000 first-place check.

PGA TOUR Victories

2 - 2008 Shell Houston Open; 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic

Nationwide Tour wins: 2 - 2006 Chitimacha Louisiana Open, Cox Classic.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$90,070 (169)

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 3, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Shell Houston Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Made 13 cuts in 26 starts with one top-10 finish...Recorded the fourth top-10 finish of his career in his first start of the season, a 10th at the Mercedes-Benz Championship...His only other top-25 finish came at the final event of the season, a T21 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic...Shot season-low 66s three times including back-to-back in the first two rounds at the Wyndham Championship to stand T7 through 36 holes, eventually finishing T32.

Career Highlights

2009: Made 13 cuts in 26 starts with one top-10 finish...Recorded the fourth top-10 finish of his career in his first start of the season, a 10th at the Mercedes-Benz Championship...His only other top-25 finish came at the final event of the season, a T21 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic...Shot season-low 66s three times including back-to-back in the first two rounds at the Wyndham Championship to stand T7 through 36 holes, eventually finishing T32. 2008: Recorded his first career victory at the Shell Houston Open, posting a final-round 71 on his way to a winning total of 16-under 272. Opened the week with a course-record-tying 9-under 63 (just one year after setting the previous record of 64) to share the lead with Adam Scott. A 69 in the second round gave him solo possession of the lead, a position he wouldn't relinquish on his way to a two-stroke win over Geoff Ogilvy and Chad Campbell. Collected a career-best $1,008,000, moving to No. 18 on the FedExCup points list and earning a first-ever trip to the Masters Tournament. 2007: PGA TOUR rookie got off to a solid start by making the cut in seven of first eight starts with his best effort a T13 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Shared the first-round lead at the Shell Houston Open and then set the Redstone Golf Club's Tournament Course record with a third-round, 8-under-par 64 en route to a T9 finish... Missed nine straight cuts and 13 of 14 during summer stretch. Rallied late with a five-tournament run that started with a T12 at the Reno-Tahoe Open and ended with a runner-up finish at the Viking Classic. Was tied for 90th and 10 shots off the lead in Mississippi after the opening round. Vaulted 40 spots on the money list to No. 83 and solidified his card for the 2008 season. 2006: Finished No. 2 on the Nationwide Tour money list thanks to a pair of victories. Finished $10,374 behind Ken Duke, who was No. 1 on the money list. Held the No. 1 spot for 11 weeks from early August to mid-October...On his 26th birthday, posted a 4-under 67 during the first round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Trailed by one stroke each of the first three rounds. Fired a 4-under 67 Sunday to notch his first Tour title. At 12-under 272, finished one stroke in front of Chad Collins...Had a double eagle on the first hole during the third round of the Scholarship America Showdown with a driver and 3-wood from 270 yards... Overtook Tripp Isenhour for the top spot on the money list with his second win of the season at the Cox Classic. After opening with rounds of 66-70, shot 64-63 on the weekend, leaving him at 21-under 263, four in front of runner-up Craig Bowden. 2005: Had three top-10s on the Nationwide Tour, including a T3 at the ING New Zealand PGA Championship and a T2 at the Mark Christopher Charity Classic. 2004: Posted nine top-25s, including his first runner-up finish, a T2 at the Chattanooga Classic...First career start on the PGA TOUR was a missed cut at the U.S. Open. 2003: Made the cut in nine of 22 starts during his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour. His only top-25 was a T11 at the Chattanooga Classic. 2002: Made his professional debut at the Metropolitan Open at Winged Foot. Posted rounds of 69-68-70 to win by five strokes and collect $23,000 check. Amateur: Winner of the 2001 Metropolitan Open at Bethpage Black...Two-time All-Big East Conference selection and medalist at the 2002 Big East Conference Championship for Virginia Tech...Twice named all-state in high school.

Personal

Was the first player in the 105-year history of the Metropolitan Golf Association to hold the Ike (the MGA's premier stroke-play amateur), Met Amateur and Met Open titles at the same time - the Wagner Slam...Captained his high school hockey team as a junior and senior...Caddied for three summers at Hudson National in Westchester County, NY...Wife, Katie, is a former Virginia Tech soccer player...Brother, T.J., played golf at Washington & Lee University...Father teaches computer sciences at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY...Grandfather M.T. Johnson was a former treasurer of the USGA...Big fan of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks.