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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 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

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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

Johnson Wagner hung up a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in today's opening round of the RBC Heritage.

With the Masters commanding our attention last week, it was easy to forget that Wagner is only one week removed from his playoff loss in Houston. He brought that form with him today, at least for the first 16 holes before walking off bogey-bogey, the tail of the tandem as a result of a three-putt from 17 feet. Prior to it, he connected birdies going out, the latter dropping from just outside 20 feet at the par-5 fifth. But Wagner authored one of the shots of the day when he holed out for eagle from the fairways 164 yards away at the par-4 11th. He'd eventually get to the clubhouse two strokes off the lead.
Apr 16 - 4:58 PM

Johnson Wagner didn't relent in the final round of the Shell Houston Open, crafting a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to post 16-under 272, but he was defeated in a playoff with Jordan Spieth and J.B. Holmes.

Playing on a sponsor exemption, the 2008 SHO champion went out in the penultimate pairing with Austin Cook, one shot adrift of overnight leader Spieth. Wagner picked up his first birdie on the par-5 fourth and added another at the par-5 eighth. His bogey on the par-3 ninth was the only blemish on his round. A birdie on the 13th got him to 15-under and within one of the early clubhouse leader Holmes. He closed out regulation by dropping a 25-footer on the last and accompanied the thunderous applause by a fist pump. After trading pars with Holmes on the first playoff hole, Wagner's par putt on the second lipped out giving Holmes the victory. This was a hugely successful week for Wagner as his previous best finish in 2014-15 PGA TOUR season was a T16 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Apr 5 - 7:49 PM

Johnson Wagner fashioned a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in today's third round of the Shell Houston Open to post 13-under 203, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Wagner won this tournament in 2008, but he had cashed just three of six times since, none for a top 25. That drought is about to end. Today's score is his lowest aggregate since he opened the 2014 Wyndham Championship with the same, and it's his third sub-70 this week. He went 7-for-12 in scoring opportunities with seven birdies. Wagner started the show with a conversion for birdie from just inside 51 feet at the par-4 first. Among his other notable par breakers, he rolled in looks from 13'11" and 19'1" at Nos. 3 and 8, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained: putting measured 5.064 for the round. Wagner entered the week with only one top 10 in his last 33 PGA TOUR starts (T7, 2014 John Deere Classic). He's 180th in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 4 - 4:29 PM

Johnson Wagner won the 2008 Shell Houston Open and is back this week for another crack at Golf Club of Houston.

Playing on conditional status, starts do not come easy for the veteran. He is 3-for-6 at the Shell since his 2008 win, but every finish has landed outside the top 25. Arriving this week with four cuts made in seven 2014-15 starts, gamers should take note of his previous win on this course but keep expectations in check.
Apr 1 - 7:50 PM

Johnson Wagner cruised to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his third round of the Puerto Rico Open and posted 3-under 213, good for early possession of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Scoring is easier today than the first two rounds, so anyone seeking to make a move today will need to take it deep like the 34-year-old. He hit 16 greens in regulation and circled six birdies at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico today. Wagner's only blemish on the scorecard was a bogey-4 at the sixth hole. While he'll be chasing his fourth PGA TOUR title on Sunday, the secondary objective is to finish inside the top 10 for an exemption into next week's Valspar Championship. Wagner has conditional status this season. The PRO is just his sixth start of 2014-15.
Mar 7 - 11:12 AM

Johnson Wagner enters this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am ranked 162nd on the FedExCup leaderboard.

Wagner has had a rough go of things at Pebble Beach, finishing inside the top 70 on just one occasion in six tries. His strokes gained:putting and strokes gained:tee-to-green are both outside the top 165 through four starts of the new season. Playing with conditional status, Wagner will be extra motivated to earn a high finish but his game just isn't there right now.
Feb 10 - 10:54 PM

Johnson Wagner was the 2011 champion at the Sony Open and returns to Waialae Country Club this week.

If history is any indicator, his victory was a case of catching lightening in a bottle. If you toss out that win, he has missed five cuts to go with a T34 way back in 2007. The biggest reason for optimism is his T16 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in his last start.
Jan 14 - 3:58 PM

Johnson Wagner tied for 16th in his most recent start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Wagner possesses only conditional status on the PGA TOUR this season. He finished 150th in the FedExCup standings last season, but his recent play offers hope for a solid 2014-15 season when given opportunities to compete. He made his last five cuts of 2013-14, including three top-30 finishes with one of those a T7 at the John Deere Classic. The Virginia Tech product made two of his three cuts in the new season, climaxing with the aforementioned T16 at Mayakoba. His biggest challenging will likely be earning enough tee times to finish this season inside the top 125.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Johnson Wagner walks into Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course for this week's McGladrey Classic.

Wagner is making his 2014-15 season debut this week with some strong momentum still on his side from last year. It's been a disappointing two years, but finishes inside the top 40 in each of his last five PGA TOUR events is a good sign of things to come. After failing to regain fully-exempt status via the Tour Finals, Wagner will need to make the most of each start he can get. With a 2-for-3 record at Seaside paired with motivation to regain status, Wagner is a good investment for salary-cap gamers just looking for a cut made.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Johnson Wagner settled for an even-par 34-36-70 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to end the week in a tie for 38th at 7-under 273.

The big win for the Virginia Tech Hokie was moving from 157th to 150th in the FedExCup standings. While that doesn't get him into the FEC Playoffs or secure him full status for 2014-15, it does allow him conditional status for next season by ending the year in the 126-150 range. Otherwise, he would have had just Past Champion status pending the Tour Finals.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Johnson Wagner twirled a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Wyndham Championship, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

If you've played fantasy golf for years, you know that Wagner always seems to paint himself into a corner before finding a way out. If there's such a thing as thriving on the pressure, he belongs in that category. Today at Sedgefield, he hit 15 greens in regulation and lassoed an eagle from inside nine feet at the par-5 fifth hole to complement four birdies. That quartet included a roll from 32'9" at the par-4 sixth and 26 feet at the par-4 17th. He also squared two bogeys, including a three-jack from just outside 36 feet at the par-4 fourth, but it was karma in that he saved par from 10'2" at the par-3 third. At 157th in the FedExCup standings and not yet exempt for 2014-15, Wagner has nothing to lose if he wants to fire at flag sticks all week long in Greensboro.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 01:54:00 PM