Professional golfer Zach Johnson, who competes on the PGA tour, is most known for winning the 2007 Masters Tournament in Augusta, defeating Tiger Woods, Reteif Goosen and Rory Saabbatini. His score of 289 (+1) tied Sam Snead (1954) and Jack Burke Jr. (1956) for the highest winning score at the Masters. Johnson’s victory also took him from #56 to #15 in the world rankings. He was the first man outside of the world rankings’ top 50 to win the Masters in the history of the ranking.
Johnson took up golf at the age of 10 and continued playing through high school and college. He says, “I just kept getting better every year.” With his Masters victory and several other big wins, we believe him.
Before his professional career, Johnson attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. As the number-two player on the Drake golf team, he led the Bulldogs to three NCAA regional meets and two Missouri Valley championships.
His nine other PGA Tour wins include: the Bell South Classic (2004), AT&T Classic (2007), Valero Texas Open (2008), Sony Open In Hawaii (2009), Valero Texas Open (2009), Crowne Plaza Invitational (2010), Crowne Plaza Invitational (2012), John Deere Classic (2012), BMW Championship (2013)
Johnson and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Will and Wyatt as well as a young daughter, Abby Jane. Although Johnson is a proud Iowan, all together he and his family reside in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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