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Zach Johnson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160
College: Drake University

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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. Oct 24 - 8:57 PM

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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.
Oct 21 - 10:00 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.
Sep 22 - 9:04 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.
Sep 11 - 4:58 PM

Zach Johnson makes his way back to East Lake Golf Club for this week's TOUR Championship.

Johnson set the course record at East Lake, 10-under 60, in the Playoffs inaugural running back in 2007. He finished runner-up that year, and has thrown in four more finishes of 16th place or better since. ZJ has collected 11 top 25s, a win, and two additional podium finishes during his 2013-14 campaign. Course history buffs will have no problem selecting Johnson this week, and other gamers should follow suit.
Sep 10 - 8:47 AM

Zach Johnson won the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC and now heads to Cherry Hills CC to defend his title.

While the venue is different, ZJ has the type of game that plays well on most courses. He currently ranks inside the top 25 in Proximity, Par 4 Scoring Average and the All-Around Ranking, which bodes well for a layout with 12 par 4s and just two par 5s. He's quietly trending into this event with a T22 at The Barclays and a T16 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, so he stands an excellent shot at mounting a spirited defense.
Sep 3 - 8:30 AM

Zach Johnson will try and tame Valhalla Golf Club in the PGA Championship.

While ZJ is an undisputed bulldog on the golf course, his length could be a problem at Valhalla. In addition to the three par 5s, this course touts three par 4s of 495 yards or longer. He ranks 148th in driving distance on the PGA TOUR this season. Following his runner-up finish at the John Deere Classic, Johnson tied for 47th at The Open Championship and shared 23rd at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Aug 6 - 10:17 PM

Zach Johnson conjured up a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to take over the clubhouse lead at 21-under 263.

ZJ circled seven birdies and gave back nothing on his final navigation of TPC Deere Run. The highlight was a 19'3" birdie on the par-4 fourth hole, as each of his other six fell from inside 10 feet. He had a look from 12'2" to take it one deeper on the 18th hole, but couldn't convert. The Iowa native is a past winner of this event and routinely finds himself near the top of the leaderboard, so his late charge was not a surprise. He was two behind Brian Harman at the moment of his posting, so he needs some help to force a playoff.
Jul 13 - 5:27 PM

Zach Johnson could only muster a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of the John Deere Classic and drops into a tie for fourth at 14-under 199.

While everyone expected ZJ to continue his assault on TPC Deere Run, the opposite happened on Saturday. He went birdie-free on the front nine and swallowed a bogey. His back nine was an improvement, featuring three birdie including an 11'11" effort at the par-4 11th and an 18'1" highlight at the par-4 15th. He will likely need a hot round on Sunday if he is to erase his three-stroke deficit with 18 to play.
Jul 12 - 6:06 PM

Overnight co-leader Zach Johnson turned in 4-under-par 34-33=67 for his second round of the John Deere Classic to post 12-under 130, good for a share of the 36-hole lead.

ZJ muscled out today's score. He went just 3-for-6 in scrambling with three bogeys, but compensated with seven birdies. The set included conventional conversions from 14'5", 20'10" and 16'3" at Nos. 8, 13 and 14, respectively. He also circled a zero-putt four-yarder at 10. At the time he signed his card, he co-led the field with 15 birdies at the break. Expect another dark red number on Saturday.
Jul 11 - 7:07 PM

Zach Johnson continued his assault on TPC Deere Run with a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-33=63 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic.

He signed his card with the clubhouse lead. ZJ ranks second in all-time earnings at this tournament, yet today's score is his lowest in 43 competitive rounds. He split all 14 fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to eight birdies, including on all three par 5s. The only par breaker that disappeared from outside 10 feet measured 18'8" at the par-3 12th hole.
Jul 10 - 1:41 PM

Zach Johnson failed to defend his title at last year's John Deere Classic, losing in a five-hole playoff, but will give it another go this week.

As a local, ZJ has always considered this his fifth major. He brings his A game every year, regardless of form entering the week. Johnson has signed for sub-70 scorecards in each of his last 20 TPC Deere Run rounds, accumulating a five-year aggregate of 84-under-par. This week will put course history to the true test, as ZJ enters the week with just one top 25 in his last eight events.
Jul 9 - 11:02 AM

Zach Johnson signed for a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the U.S. Open to end the week at 9-over 289.

His lasting memory from his week at Pinehurst No. 2 will likely be his hole-in-one at the par-3 ninth hole. ZJ's tee shot landed to the left of the pin, but caught one of the many ridges on the infamous greens at this week's venue and eventually rolled into the bottom of the cup. While that erased a double bogey at the par-4 seventh, his two bogeys on the back nine would not be reconciled.
Jun 15 - 4:03 PM

Zach Johnson crafted a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

ZJ opened par-bogey on Thursday, but ripped off seven birdies thereafter, including three straight immediately after squaring the 5 at the second hole. His longest conversion dropped in from the fringe 14 yards away at the par-3 fourth. Johnson also holed attempts from 18'4" and 21'1" at Nos. 13 and 5, respectively. He hasn't made any noise at TPC Southwind since a T12 in 2010, but we now that he's always capable. This is his lowest aggregate since he polished off a T3 at the Humana Challenge in mid-January with a 62.
Jun 6 - 9:11 AM

Zach Johnson returns to TPC Southwind for his fifth attempt at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Johnson is trending the wrong direction at TPC Southwind with his results gradually declining since his T5 debut in 2006, with the apex coming in his last appearance, a missed cut in 2012. ZJ is still in the upper echelon of this relatively weak field, making him a top-tier option in all formats this week.
Jun 3 - 12:19 PM