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Johnson Wagner |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/23/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Virginia Tech

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Johnson Wagner readies for his fourth look at TPC Boston at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.
Wagner continued his late-season run of form last week at the Barclays, finishing T45 on the week. It was his fifth top 50 over his last seven starts. The result boosted him over the FedExCup bubble-line from 101st to 92nd in the standings. His position coincides very well with his current strokes-gained rank of 89th on the season. The three-time PGA TOUR winner remains a lively sleeper as long as he continues to crack the playing field. Aug 31 - 10:03 PM

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Johnson Wagner returns for a second look at Plainfield Country Club during this week's Barclays.

Wagner pieced together a late-season rally, earning 40% of his FedExCup points during a four-tournament stretch starting at the Greenbrier Classic. He's cooled off since with two straight missed cut, and currently sits at 101st on the FedExCup leaderboard. Gamers will be taking on a heavy burden of risk if they invest in Wagner and his 10-for-21 season-long record. He missed the cut during his 2011 walkabout at Plainfield Country Club.
Aug 24 - 9:05 PM

Johnson Wagner settled for an even-par 36-36=72 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 11-under 205, four swings back of 54-hole leader David Hearn.

Wagner began Saturday's play at 11-under (T3) and just three off the pace. Playing in the penultimate pairing with Hearn, he split nine (of 14) fairways and after hitting 15 greens in regulation in rounds one and two, managed a paltry eight GIR on Saturday's loop. Despite finding the surface just 44.44 percent of the time, Wagner minimized the damage going 7-for-10 in scrambles, and registering 1.154 in strokes gained: putting. In total, Wagner canceled out three bogeys with three birdies and dropped three places on the leaderboard to T6. Today's 72 broke a streak of 14 straight rounds in the 60s on TOUR. The 35-year-old has cashed only once (T34/2014) in six prior Canadian Open's, but has posted two of his three top 10s on the season (18 events) in his last two starts. His season-best is T2 at the Shell Houston Open.
Jul 25 - 9:02 PM

Johnson Wagner added a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach the midpoint in 11-under 133.

Of course he did! It's his 14th straight sub-par score and it was a beauty. He missed only three greens in regulation and poured in four birdies, including a pair from just outside 11 feet at Nos. 2 and 3. Wagner saved his best for last, lacing his second to just inside four feet at the par-5 18th for an easy eagle. He started the week ranked T112 in par-5 scoring but has played the quartet of par 5s at Glen Abbey in bogey-free 7-under. Wagner sits just three swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 24 - 1:27 PM

Johnson Wagner trotted around Glen Abbey Golf Club in 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open.

This is Wagner's 13th consecutive red number going back to a T32 at The Greenbrier Classic. He chased that with a T5 at the John Deere Classic and T10 at last week's Barbasol, so the 35-year-old has obviously found a groove he likes. And he waste no time proving it with birdies on his first four holes, including a pair from just outside 11 feet at Nos. 10 and 12. Wagner saved his best for last when he connected from 47'9" for a birdie-3 at the fifth hole and the sixth of six birdies on the round. His only miscue occurred on the par-4 sixth where he squared a bogey. He went on to sign his card seated three strokes off Emiliano Grillo's overnight lead.
Jul 23 - 6:32 PM

Johnson Wagner carded a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the inaugural Barbasol Championship to post 12-under 272, good for a six-way tie for 10th place.

Wagner began the day at 10-under (T8) and three shots adrift. On his round, he landed eight (of 14) fairways and just 11 greens in regulation, totaling 28 putts. He played his outward half in 1-over, cancelling out two birdies at Nos. 6 and 7 with three bogeys, but played his last nine in bogey-free 3-under. A 12'11" par putt at the last brought out the fist pump and secured his third top 10 of the season on 18 starts. The 35-year-old is in the published field at next week's RBC Canadian Open and currently sits 98th in the FedExCup standings.
Jul 20 - 1:04 AM

Johnson Wagner tossed up a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's third round of the Barbasol Championship and at 10-under 203, sits three strokes off the pace of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.

Wagner began Saturday's play at 5-under (T20) and four shots adrift. On his round, he split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation converting on six, for 1.643 putts per GIR. His set featured three birdie rolls in excess of 13 feet, including from 21'11" on the par-3 sixth for his longest conversion of the day. After opening with four consecutive pars, Wagner would get things going with a 2-putt birdie on the par-5 fifth, although he missed his eagle try from just over nine feet. His third circle at the par-3 eighth was nearly an ace, coming to rest just nine inches from the cup. He gave one back at the ninth however, missing from 5'9" for par. He also missed from inside eight feet on the 11th for birdie but penciled circles on 14 and 15 from outside 13 feet. The 35-year-old added a birdie at the last from 6'1" to complete his scoring. Wagner is chasing his fourth win on the PGA TOUR in 232 career starts, the last coming at the 2012 Sony Open.
Jul 18 - 9:27 PM

Johnson Wagner carved out a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the John Deere Classic for a 72-hole aggregate of 18-under 266, two swings shy of eventual champion Jordan Spieth.

Wagner began his final frame at 14-under (T3) and three shots back of 54-hole leader Spieth. Looking for his first win since the 2012 Sony Open, the 35-year-old opened birdie-eagle-par-birdie for 4-under thru his first four holes. That would be it for par breakers until he circled birdie at the par-5 17th, but only after missing his eagle try from 10 feet one inch. He did drain a nifty 15-footer at the last for par to secure a three-way tie for fifth place, two places better than his previous-best of T7 in last year's Deere. It's his second top 10 on the season (17 starts) joining a P2 at the Shell Houston Open.
Jul 12 - 7:51 PM

Johnson Wagner tacked on a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the John Deere Classic for a 54-hole aggregate of 14-under 199, three shots back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Wagner, playing in the final pairing, began the day one-stroke back of 36-hole leader and playing partner Justin Thomas. He circled three birdies at Nos. 2, 10 and 15 in his second consecutive blemish-free round to go along with a season-best 63 on Friday. On his round, Wagner landed 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, recording a 1.532 in strokes gained: putting. Through three rounds, the 35-year-old is T1 in GIR (45/54), for a 85.19 percent clip, and a cumulative 6.648 in strokes gained: putting, second in the field in that stat. Johnson's three-birdie set all came from inside of 11 feet with a long of 10'11" at the par-5 second. He was T2 after 36 holes in last year's Deere, playing the weekend in 69-68 to eventually finish T7.
Jul 11 - 9:48 PM

The third round of the John Deere Classic, twice delayed by inclement weather, has resumed at 1:20 p.m. CT.

Following an earlier delay of 57 minutes due to lightning in the area, the latest setback resulted in an additional 1 hour, 51 minutes of lost time. When the horn sounded for a second time, 28 players (of 73), had yet to begin their third rounds, including Johnson Wagner. The 35-year-old, fresh off a season-best 8-under-par 63 in round two, is in the final pairing with overnight leader Justin Thomas and trails Thomas by one. Originally due out at 1:30 p.m., the duo is now scheduled at 3:20 p.m., with lift, clean and place in effect for third-round play.
Jul 11 - 2:54 PM

Johnson Wagner blitzed TPC Deere Run for eight birdies en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-32=63 in today's second round of the John Deere Classic.

Wagner is clinging onto a spot inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings -- he's 122nd -- thanks to that playoff loss in Houston three months ago, but he's 101st on the money list, so there's at least one cushion that helps him sleep at night. He's been playing this season on conditional status. Today was as good as it gets for the 35-year-old. He missed only two greens in regulation and connected four times form outside 12 feet. The longest conventional conversion stretched 45'3" for birdie at the par-3 12th hole, but Wagner also circled a zero-putt nine-yarder at the par-4 ninth. He reached the break in 11-under 131 and sits only one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Incidentally, this is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since he opened the 2013 Greenbrier Classic with a 62.
Jul 10 - 7:29 PM

Johnson Wagner has gained entry into this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Wagner was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He filled one of the two vacancies following withdrawals. The 35-year-old was on pace for the FedExCup Playoffs following a playoff loss in Houston, but he's since drifted to 128th in FedExCup points with six missed cuts in seven starts since. The Old White TPC is as good as any site to get off the schneid. Wagner has cashed in the last four editions, including a T2 in 2013 where he opened with a career-low 62.
Jun 29 - 11:29 AM

Johnson Wagner is in the published field at the Travelers Championship for a ninth consecutive year and slots in this week at 125th in the FedExCup standings.

Wagner, playing this week on conditional status, is 6-for-14 on the season with one top 10, a P2 at the Shell Houston Open. At the SHO, he held a share of the 54-hole lead, eventually losing in a three-way playoff to J.B. Holmes. That's about it. He followed the playoff loss with MC-T48-MC-MC-MC-MC, missing the weekend in his last start (FedEx St. Jude Classic) by eight shots. The 35-year-old is 6-for-8 at the Travelers with a career-best finish of T17 in 2011. Wagner has three PGA TOUR victories in 228 career starts, the last coming at the Sony Open in 2012.
Jun 23 - 2:31 PM

Johnson Wagner turns his attention to Fort Worth, Texas, for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Wagner enters the week ranked 103rd in the FedExCup standings with 328 points, peeking his head out of the hole long enough to collect 245 in a playoff loss at the Shell Houston Open. He's followed that Texas success with MC-T48-MC and is 6-for-11 overall on the season, adding just one other top 25 in his other 10 starts (T16, OHL Classic at Mayakoba). Success at the SHO for the Amarillo, Texas, native doesn't necessarily translate into success at the Crowne Plaza, where he's missed four of five cuts and cashed a T46 paycheck in 2008.
May 19 - 2:01 PM

Johnson Wagner has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Wagner was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he gained entry following three withdrawals. He chased a playoff loss in Houston with a disappointing missed cut in Hilton Head Island. His slate at TPC Louisiana is poor. Wagner's only payday in four trips is a T64 way back in 2008.
Apr 20 - 11:37 AM