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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 conjured up a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in today's final round of the Travelers Championship to conclude the tournament at 12-under 268, good for a sixth-place finish.
Johnson began the day at 11-under (T4) and three shots off the pace of 54-hole leader Brian Harman. The 39-year-old, playing in the penultimate group with Brandt Snedeker and Paul Casey, offset three bogeys with four birdies, but dropped two spots on the day. His stat line reads 11 (of 14) fairways, but the former Masters champ could muster but 10 greens in regulation, concluding his final round at -0.632 strokes gained: tee-to-green. His split featured a 21'11" roll at the par-3 eighth, outdone by a 34'10" bomb at the par-4 third. Johnson squared bogeys on Nos. 2 and 4, and played bogey-free thereafter until the 18th, where his third dropped shot of the day cost him a share of fifth place. This is his sixth top 10 of the season on 17 starts and will bump him from 59th in the FedExCup standings to 43rd. Jun 28 - 8:00 PM

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Zach Johnson painted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64 in today's third round of the Travelers Championship joining 54-hole clubhouse leaders Brandt Snedeker and Paul Casey at 11-under 199.

Johnson began his day at 5-under (T20) and six shots back of the 36-hole leader. After five consecutive pars to open, he circled birdies at Nos. 6 and 8 to turn in 2-under. The 39-year-old added four more par breakers on his inward nine, including back-to-back on 17 and 18 for the climatic finish. His birdie putt of 15'8" on 18 matched the same-length roll at the par-3 11th, tied longest conversions on the day. Johnson is 59th in the FedExCup standings with five top 10s on 16 starts, highlighted by a season-best solo fifth at the AT&T Byron Nelson. He has but one top 10 in nine, previous Travelers appearances, T3 in 2004.
Jun 27 - 4:25 PM

Zach Johnson smoothed a 5-under-par 35-30=65 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship and sits three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

After opening bogey-birdie at TPC River Highlands today, ZJ parred eight straight holes. He finally hit the gas at the par-3 11th where he picked up the second of what would be six birdies on the round. However, his longest conversion dropped for par from 13'1" at the par-4 seventh. If you dismiss the extremes of last week's T72 at Chambers Bay, then today's success is an extension of the form that yielded top 20s in six of his previous seven stroke-play starts.
Jun 25 - 6:40 PM

Zach Johnson fashioned a 6-under-par 33-30=63 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship to post 13-under 264 and snare outright possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Despite documented putting woes, ZJ has been scoring well for weeks. This will be the seventh top 20 in his last eight starts, and it is likely going to be his best finish among five top 10s this season, eclipsing a solo seventh at Kapalua to begin the 2015 portion. Today at TPC Four Seasons, he hid a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth hole with seven birdies, including on both par 5s.
May 31 - 4:18 PM

Zach Johnson pured a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of THE PLAYERS to post 5-under 139 and park it one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Vintage ZJ all day long. He split 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens and rolled in four birdies, three of which on the set of four par 5s. All 18 of his conversions fell from inside 10 feet. This is his seventh consecutive payday at TPC Sawgrass and 10th in 11 appearances.
May 8 - 1:17 PM

Zach Johnson disposed of Jason Day 3 and 2 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This just wasn't Day's week. He made the turn in 1-up over ZJ, but lost the par-4 10th to the American's birdie. Johnson grabbed his first advantage of the match with a birdie-2 at the 13th hole. He extended to 2-up with a par at the par-4 14th. They exchanged pars at 15 before Day three-putted for bogey from 43 feet at the par-4 16th. Johnson parred to clinch. He's 2-1 and needs Branden Grace (1-1) to take down Charley Hoffman (2-0) and force a three-way playoff. The defending champ goes in the books 0-3.
May 1 - 5:33 PM

Zach Johnson recorded a 2-up victory over Branden Grace in today's first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Grace had the early handle until ZJ holed out for eagle from the fairway at the par-4 sixth hole to even the match. The American took the lead with a par-4 at the seventh, but would tumble back to all square a couple of times until grabbing the advantage for good with birdie at the par-4 14th. Grace kept lockstep with a par-birdie-par run, but needed to win the last to force sudden death. Alas, Johnson got the last laugh with a birdie on the par-5 18th where Grace settled for par. Johnson draws Charley Hoffman in Thursday's second round. Grace, who is now a career 0-3 in this event, will face off against Jason Day.
Apr 29 - 6:14 PM

Zach Johnson shot 6-over-par 73-75=148 at the RBC Heritage, missing the cut by six strokes.

Well, so much for that. He arrived with sparkling form punctuated by 68s on the weekend at Augusta National to share ninth place. This week in Hilton Head, Johnson split 21 (of 28) fairways but missed 19 greens in regulation. He circled only three birdies but gave back shots with seven bogeys and a double. Other notables that also have the weekend off include: 143--1999 champ Glen Day; Russell Henley; Rory Sabbatini ... 144--Tony Finau; Carlos Ortiz; Ernie Els; Marcel Siem ... 145--Cameron Tringale ... 146--Thongchai Jaidee ... 147--Chesson Hadley ... 148--Charles Howell III; John Huh.
Apr 17 - 6:37 PM

With a 4-under-par 33-35=68, Zach Johnson posted 8-under 280 at the 79th Masters, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

He arrived in good form, but Johnson hadn't finished better than T20 (2008) at Augusta National since winning the green jacket in 2007. That will change today. ZJ landed 12 greens in regulation and converted an eagle (at the par-5 eighth hole) and four birdies to outbalance bogey-5s at Nos. 10 and 18. Gamers may be wise to remain on the bandwagon as he'll head to the RBC Heritage where he has two top 10s in 10 trips, including a solo second just three years ago.
Apr 12 - 5:58 PM

Zach Johnson fashioned a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's third round of the 79th Masters to post 4-under 212, good for a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Might as well enjoy it while he can because he'll be an afterthought in a few hours. ZJ manufactured 14 opportunities to score today. He converted five birdies against one bogey, that a 5 at the ninth hole. The 2007 champ arrived at the season's first major with some form but not necessarily a boatload of confidence with his putter. Yet, today's score equals his lowest in 35 competitive loops of Augusta National (third round, 2008).
Apr 11 - 4:19 PM

Zach Johnson carded an even-par 35-37=72 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and reaches the 54-hole mark at 2-under 214.

ZJ circled two birdies to just one bogey on the difficult front nine at TPC San Antonio before turning his attention towards the back. After three pars to start the inward nine, he squared three consecutive bogeys beginning with the par-3 13th. He would rebound to end his day with back-to-back birdies. It's been well documented that Johnson benched his regular putter this week in an attempt to find a spark. It doesn't seem to be working, as he is outside of the top 50 in strokes gained: putting for the week.
Mar 28 - 5:39 PM

Zach Johnson crafted a bogey-free, 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his second round of the Valero Texas Open.

At last check, his strokes gained: putting measured a predictable -1.191, but he'll take the spotless card every day. Johnson split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation. He converted but a lone birdie at the par-3 seventh hole. His biggest challenge to avert a dropped shot occurred at the par-4 15th where his escape from a greenside bunker came to rest on the fringe four yards away. At 2-under 142, he's only four strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 27 - 3:14 PM

Zach Johnson fashioned a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open, finishing three shots off the clubhouse lead.

While he stumbled home after the albatross on Sunday, ZJ still managed to share ninth place at Bay Hill. He doesn't find many top 10s in Florida, so it's a drought that we were pleased to see end. He buried three birdies on 11 looks at TPC San Antonio today. All but one of his conversions disappeared from inside six feet. His longest measured 9'10" at the par-4 12th hole.
Mar 26 - 8:05 PM

Zach Johnson lit up Bay Hill Club and Lodge for a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and takes the clubhouse lead at 12-under 276.

A day after Daniel Berger landed the first albatross in the history of the API, ZJ matched him. Johnson's approach to the par-5 16th from 207 yards landed just short of the hole and curled into the cup the deuce. (You can view the shot at the link below.) He also picked up seven other birdies and swallowed a double bogey and two bogeys on his lap around Bay Hill. Ironically, he followed up his miracle on the 16th with a three-putt bogey on the par-4 17th and a bogey on the par-4 18th. Other than a 21'7" birdie from just off the green on the par-4 fifth hole, all of his birdies fell from inside of 11 feet. He probably doesn't need to stick around to see if his number will hold up, as the lead number on the course at the time of his posting was 18-under.
Mar 22 - 3:34 PM

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