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Zach Johnson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160
College: Drake University

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Zach Johnson posted 1-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of The Honda Classic.
ZJ first played PGA National in 2008, but didn't return until last year. He cited a scheduling conflict during the interim, but acknowledged that this week's track is probably a better fit for his game. Indeed. That proved true today as he walked off the par-4 ninth with a birdied from inside three feet to land below par. Prior to it, he holed out for birdie from a bunker 13 yards away at the par-4 13th and rolled in a conventional conversion for birdie from 11'3" at the par-5 18th. ZJ also saved par twice from 11-13 feet to retain momentum. He signed his card sitting just one stroke off the clubhouse lead. Feb 26 - 12:26 PM

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Zach Johnson has three paydays at The Honda Classic and returns this week for another look at PGA National's Champion Course.

Johnson has teed it up here just twice since PGA National debuted in 2007. He is 2-for-2 with T30 and T33 finishes. Johnson's fairways and greens approach should play well at the venue and his short game excels everywhere. As odd as it may sound, the 11-time PGA TOUR winner enters this week as a nice sleeper.
Feb 25 - 8:48 AM

Zach Johnson could only muster an even-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it was good for a share of 10th at 10-under 274.

ZJ shuffled through is round at TPC Scottsdale, constantly taking steps forward and backwards. A 25-foot birdie at the par-4 second and 14'5" birdie at the par-5 third hole were surrounded by bogeys at the par-4 first and par-4 fifth holes. A birdie on the par-4 14th hole and a 19-foot birdie on the par-3 16th holes were ultimately erased by a double bogey on the par-4 18th hole. His late gaffe ultimately allowed for four other players to sneak top-10 finishes out of the back door.
Feb 1 - 6:18 PM

Zach Johnson conjured up a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and joins the clubhouse lead at 10-under 203.

Johnson picked up two birdies on the front nine of TPC Scottsdale, beginning with a 10'2" effort on the par-4 opening hole and featuring a hole out from 24'11" on the par-4 sixth. He suffered his lone bogey of the day on the par-4 eighth hole. ZJ added three more birdies on the back, and they came in succession beginning with the par-5 13th. He will now watch to see if his score is good enough for the 54-hole lead.
Jan 31 - 5:15 PM

Zach Johnson battled for a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and finds himself two off the clubhouse lead at 6-under 136.

ZJ picked up six birdies on his lap around TPC Scottsdale, which began on the 10th hole, with three of those falling from outside of 10 feet and two from longer than 19 feet. Obviously that also means that he dropped some shot, and he did that via five bogeys. This isn't the first time he's played well in unseasonably cold conditions, as that was the setting for his Masters win back in 2007. His 29 GIR through two rounds was ranked third in the tournament at the time of his posting, so accuracy has been a big key to his success.
Jan 30 - 7:22 PM

Zach Johnson fired a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to take control of the early clubhouse lead.

ZJ circled seven birdie to go with two bogeys on his lap around TPC Scottsdale. Several of his birdies were from downtown, dropping a 40'7" effort on the opening hole and a 24'5" birdie on the par-4 14th hole. It's a bit surprising that he lost strokes relative to the field with the flat stick at the time of his posting when considering those two holes. The irons were sharp, has he landed 17 GIR. He will now sit back and wait to see if he is joined or surpassed at the top as the day unfolds.
Jan 29 - 2:27 PM

Zach Johnson conjured up a 6-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to secure a spot inside the top 10 at 17-under 275.

Not a bad showing at all for a title defense. ZJ bagged seven birdies and handed back just one bogey on his lap around The Plantation Course at Kapalua. Though not a long player, he managed to birdie each of the four par 5s in the finale. Two of his birdies were of note, as he holed a 15'9" birdie on the par-4 third and a 17'7" effort on the par-4 10th hole. He will now head to the Sony Open, where he is a past champion as well.
Jan 12 - 7:49 PM

Zach Johnson could only muster an even-par 37-36=73 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champion to fall out of a share of the 36-hole lead and into 10th place at 11-under 208.

Let's face it. When ZJ suffered a double bogey on the easy par-5 fifth hole on The Plantation Course at Kapalua, it was obvious that it just wasn't his day. He did manage to record four birdies, with three of them falling from between nine and 12 feet, but also suffered two other bogeys. He will try and erase this round from his memory, as he now trails Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama by six strokes with 18 holes to play.
Jan 11 - 9:43 PM

Defending champion Zach Johnson chased his opening 68 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a 6-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round to post 11-under 135 at the break, good for a share of the 36-hole lead.

Johnson striped all 15 fairways and landed all 18 greens in regulation today. With targets that average 7,120 square feet, it's a gettable goal, but it doesn't happen often. He capitalized on seven of his looks at birdie, three of which stretching over 13 feet. The highlight of the round measured 26-and-a-half feet for birdie at the par-3 11th. Alas, he didn't go blemish-free due to a three-putt bogey from just outside 59 feet at the par-3 eighth, but his position entering the third round is a welcome surprise given that he hasn't recorded a top-15 finish in an official event since the John Deere Classic six months ago.
Jan 10 - 6:18 PM

Zach Johnson opened his title defense of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a 5-under-par 33-35=68 and sits three shots off Russell Henley's overnight lead.

ZJ was the last of 11 to conclude the day inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. He hit 15 greens in regulation and rattled in three birdies on each side. The longest disappeared from 11'10" at the par-4 sixth hole. Johnson's only blemish occurred at the par-3 11th where he shorted his tee ball and would swallow a bogey.
Jan 9 - 10:03 PM

Zach Johnson defends his 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions title at The Plantation Course at Kapalua this week.

The win was ZJ's only triumph in 2013-14, and he is currently not ranked in the 2014-15 FedExCup standings due to a missed cut at The McGladrey Classic in his only event. He did bounce back with a T8 in the Hero World Challenge, but that does not offer FEC points as an official PGA TOUR event. While he is the past winner at Kapalua, his history isn't all that enticing overall. In his first six trips to the limited-field event, he finished better than 18th just once. That was a T6 in 2009.
Jan 7 - 8:40 PM

Zach Johnson completed 36 holes of The McGladrey Classic in 4-over-par 71-73=144 and missed the cut by four strokes.

The local resident was poised to cash, but he played his last eight holes in birdie-free 6-over with two bogeys and two doubles. Overall, he split 24 (of 28) fairways and hit 28 greens in regulation, but got loose at the wrong time. It's his first MC since the Travelers Championship, thus ending a modest consecutive cuts made streak at eight. It's also the first time that Johnson has opened the season with a missed cut since his rookie year of 2004. Other notables that failed to survive include: 141--2010 champ Heath Slocum; Harris English ... 142--local resident Jonathan Byrd ... 144--Padraig Harrington ... 146--Russell Knox; Scott Brown.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 08:57:00 PM

Zach Johnson will enjoy some home-cooked meals while preparing for Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course at this week's McGladrey Classic.

ZJ may reside his St. Simons Island, Georgia, but his home is really in Iowa, which is why the John Deere Classic always means so much to him but the success hasn't translated here in Sea Island. The local knowledge just won't help as much this week as half of the field knows the area like the back of their hand. Geographical factors aside, Johnson remains near the top of the field in terms of pure class and must be strongly considered in all formats this week.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Zach Johnson will try and tackle Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

ZJ comes into the week as one of America's top Ryder Cup talents, boasting a 6-4-1 overall record in three total appearances. Those concerned about his late-season form should have a look at 2012, as the form is eerily similar. In 2012, Johnson posted top 25s in just four of his last 10 events, adding a win at the John Deere Classic. He posted a 3-1-0 record that year at Medinah. He enters this week with five top 25s in his last 10 tournaments, including a runner-up finish at the John Deere Classic.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 09:04:00 AM

Zach Johnson carded a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the TOUR Championship.

Johnson is making his sixth appearance (and third consecutive) at East Lake for the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs. He signed for four rounds under par en route to a T7 last year, so the streak of red numbers remains alive today. ZJ split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens en route to four birdies against two bogeys. His longest conversion of the round was his last stroke. Johnson poured in a birdie from 9'1" at the par-3 18th hole. He signed his card sitting just one stroke adrift of the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:58:00 PM