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Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Past champ Zach Johnson signed for a 3-under-par 33-34=67 after today's final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to conclude his 11th visit to Waialae CC on 13-under 267, currently T8 on the leaderboard.
The 2009 champ began his final frame on 10-under (T13), six adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Zach Blair and Brandt Snedeker. After opening just one back with a 7-under 63, he was still T3 after 36 holes with a second-round 66 but fell off the pace with an up-and-down even-par 70 in round three. The 39-year-old fought back with today's four-birdie against one-bogey effort and a possible top-10 finish. For the tourney, he circled 19 birdies and squared six bogeys, and had a shaky week with his new PXG driver, finding just 32/56 fairways for a 57.14 percent clip. Jan 17 - 9:15 PM

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Zach Johnson backed up his opening 64 with a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in round two of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 10-under 130, two back of early 36-hole clubhouse leader Brandt Snedeker.

The 2009 Sony champ went off the 10th tee on Friday and raced to a blemish-free 4-under first half circling birdies at Nos. 11, 12, 15 and 18. It could've been two better after missing a near-gimme from 3'8" at the 10th, and a six-footer at 17, but he converted three from inside six feet and an 18-footer at the par-4 12th. The 39-year-old stalled out after the break, exchanging a bogey-5 at the first, with a 2'8" birdie at the par-5 ninth for his final tally. Thru 36 holes, he's currently T1 in the 144-man field with 12 birdies -- on 30 greens in regulation -- but swallowed a -0.784 mark in strokes gained: putting on day two, T42 in that latter category at the time he signed his card.
Jan 15 - 6:05 PM

Zach Johnson kicked off the Sony Open in Hawaii with a 6-under-par 31-33=64 and currently sits one stroke shy of the five-pack of co-leaders.

ZJ stretched out to six-under through 15 holes before giving one back on the par-4 16th, as he could not convert on a 6'9" par-saving attempt. He added one more birdie at the closing par-5 18th to get back to 6-under 64. This bird was one of four putts made from outside 10 feet on the day, including a 21'4" bomb on the par-4 sixth. Using the fresh PXG sticks, Johnson hit 15 greens in regulation and should stay in contention should that trend continue.
Jan 14 - 10:32 PM

Past champ Zach Johnson authored a 6-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to wrap his ninth appearance at 11-under 281, up nine spots on the live leaderboard to T17.

After opening in 75-69-70, the 2014 champion finally settled in with his new sticks to head to the Sony with a little tailwind. He began with a three-putt bogey from 37'11" at the difficult par-4 opener, but played his last 17 holes in blemish-free 7-under. The 39-year-old circled birdies at Nos. 4, 5, 9, 13 and 17 and added an eagle at the par-5 15th from 21'4". That roll from distance would be just his second best conversion on the day, dropping a 28-footer on the 549-yard par-4 17th. ZJ striped 14 (of 15) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, concluding the week ranked 14th and 18th, respectively in those two stats at the time he signed his card.
Jan 10 - 7:50 PM

Past champ Zach Johnson bounced back for a 4-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and reached the midpoint at 2-under 144.

The 2014 HTOC champ had 31 career rounds at The Plantation Course entering the week with a scoring average of 70.32 over the par-73 layout. That of course, was with his previous club manufacturer. The 39-year-old's first loop yesterday with the new sticks ended with just 12 greens in regulation and a 3-over 75, playing his last eight holes in 5-over, including a disastrous run of bogey-bogey-double bogey-bogey on Nos. 11-14. Today's jaunt went for five birdies on 16 GIR to outpace a lone 3-putt bogey on the par-3 11th. He's a distant nine shots back of the leader on the course, but progress is progress.
Jan 8 - 7:33 PM

Zach Johnson finds himself on familiar ground at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions after winning the 144th Open Championship in July, but announced today that he's signed with Parsons Xtreme Golf and putting PXG clubs into the bag.

New sticks aside, this will be the 39-year-old's ninth visit to The Plantation Course at Kapalua, the most in the field of 32 (Dustin Johnson and Davis Love III are next, each making their sixth tour of the par-73 layout, respectively). ZJ led/co-lead after 36 holes in each of the previous two editions finishing seventh last year and winning the 2014 version by one over Jordan Spieth after entering the final round two strokes back. The St. Simons Island, Georgia, resident finished a disappointing T75/MDF at The RSM Classic after co-leading the American squad with 3.5 points at the Presidents Cup compiling a 3-0-1 record. He finished 12th at the 18-man Hero World Challenge four weeks ago on rounds of 66-70-67-70.
Jan 4 - 8:35 AM

Zach Johnson settled for an even-par 34-36=70 in today's third round of The RSM Classic and at 2-under 210, will not have a Sunday tee time in his adopted home town.

Johnson was one of 20 golfers at T68 after two rounds had been completed, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. The outright odds favorite heading into the week and the field's top-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking, ZJ put three 70s on the board in his sixth RSM appearance, including today's two-birdie against two-bogey effort. Joining ZJ on the bench for Sunday: 210--Sung Kang; Camilo Villegas; Bobby Wyatt; Peter Malnati; Blayne Barber; Tyrone Van Aswegen ... 211--Martin Piller ... 212--Brendon Todd; Eric Axley ... 213--John Merrick; Alex Prugh and Brice Garnett.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Zach Johnson parked it at the midpoint of The RSM Classic in 2-under-par 70-70=140, low enough to play on but with the cloud of a 54-hole cut coming.

ZJ's 25-foot birdie conversion at the par-4 16th hole today -- the antepenultimate hole of his round -- was timely in that he made the cut on the number, but he circled four birdies in his loop of the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort, only to wipe them away with as many bogeys. He's one of 20 golfers tied for 68th place, so the MDF provision will be invoked at the conclusion of three rounds.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Zach Johnson enjoys a nice home-cooked meal ahead of this week's RSM Classic.

The Drake Bulldog now calls St. Simons Island home. Despite the local knowledge, he is just 3-for-5 at this event, with zero top 10s to his name. On paper these short tracks should suite his conservative play style, but it hasn't panned out that way. Perhaps there are too many distractions being near home, or perhaps he is just waiting to strike. Regardless of his history here, Johnson should be considered a prime play in all formats this week.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 06:46:00 PM

Zach Johnson muscled a 3-and-2 victory over Jason Day in their singles match at the Presidents Cup.

This is why they play the golf. Day may have been the favorite for many, but he gave away six holes with five bogeys and a concessions. Johnson parred each, including the par-4 16th where the match came to a close. There was so little redeeming about this bout that it’s barely worth mentioning that the only hole win of any notice went to Day when he connected from 28’5" for birdie at the par-3 13th. The loss dropped the Aussie to a shocking 0-4-1 for the competition. Johnson went undefeated at 3-0-1. The U.S. now leads overall, 14½-12½.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:06:00 AM

Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson turned away Adam Scott and Anirban Lahiri 3 and 2 in Saturday four-ball at the Presidents Cup.

This matchup was death by a thousand cuts for the International, who trailed the entire session. Mickelson opened with a birdie-3 at No. 1. He added a birdie from 15'8" at the par-4 fifth to double the lead. ZJ three-putted the par-4 ninth from inside 12 feet while Mickelson found trouble on approach, thus tossing a bone to the hosts, who won the hole with par. But a par-4 at 11 was good enough for the Americans to regain the 2-up lead. A pedestrian birdie at the par-5 15th ensued and put the Internationals in dormie. The match ended with 4s across the board at the par-4 16th. Johnson and Mickelson moved to 2-0-1 together this week, while Scott drops to 0-2-2. The rookie Lahiri is 0-2-0. Overall, the U.S. leads 8½-7½ with two four-ball matches undecided.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 05:00:00 AM

Zach Johnson tackles the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in his fourth Presidents Cup appearance.

Thursday foursomes pit Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson vs. Jason Day/Steven Bowditch, (10:44 p.m. ET, Wednesday). They are the fourth (of five) matches scheduled for opening day of the 11th edition of The Presidents Cup. For Johnson, the reigning Open champion, his task will be to offer stability to offset the unpredictable Mickelson. The 39-year-old finished fourth on the U.S. list in automatic qualifying and has played in three prior Cups (2007, 2009, 2013) compiling a 7-6-0 record. He's also a four-time Ryder Cupper with a 6-6-2 record. Johnson ended the regular season 11th in the FedExCup standings and would eventually finish sixth after two top 10s in the four-event Playoffs, including a T4 at The Barclays and a T8 at the TOUR Championship. In total, he posted 16 top-25 finishes on 25 starts in his 12th season on the PGA TOUR.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 06:33:00 AM

Zach Johnson conjured up an even-par 35-35=70 in the finale of the TOUR Championship to post 3-under 277, good for sixth in the final FedExCup standings and six back of champion Jordan Spieth.

After opening in bogey-free 66, Johnson couldn't muster another red number, concluding in 70-71-70 to finish in a two-way tie for eighth place. It's his fourth top 10 in nine career appearances in the Playoffs finale. The Champion Golfer of the Year began the final frame in a two-way tie for fifth at 3-under, six swings adrift of Spieth. He circled three on the card at Nos. 4, 12 and 15, but cancelled them out with bogeys at the par-3 second and the par-4 13th and 17th, respectively. For the week, he finished with 16 birdies, T2 in the field in that stat, but swallowed 11 bogeys and one double. The 39-year-old was first in the tournament in greens in regulation (53/72), including 14 on Sunday, but barely registered a 0.140 in strokes gained: putting, with his final two rounds each in negative territory.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Zach Johnson steadied himself enough to sign for a 1-over-par 36-35=71 after today's third round of the TOUR Championship to post 3-under 207.

Johnson was T4 after 54 holes in 2013, eventually finishing T7, and went T2 in the 2007 inaugural, including a course-record 60. At five adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth, he'll most likely need something similar to his third-round heroics in '07 to snag his second career Playoffs victory (2013, BMW Championship). After opening in bogey-free 66 and 70, Johnson began Moving Day in solo fourth (4-under) and five back. Playing in the penultimate pairing, he posted three bogeys over his first five holes, including a three-putt from 30'2" at the par-4 fourth, to outpace a kick-in birdie at the third from 18 inches. He had a three-footer at the par-3 sixth to get a shot back but whiffed, prior to rolling in a six-footer at the par-5 ninth to turn 1-over. His fourth bogey at the 10th, was negated by a 24'5" birdie at the 12th to complete his scoring. The 39-year-old salvaged the round with a pair of seven-footers for par at the 14th and 16th, respectively.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Zach Johnson chased his opening, bogey-free 66 at the TOUR Championship with an even-par 35-35=70 to post 4-under 136 at the break, two shots back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Sure, he submitted matching nines and shot level par, but ZJ penciled only seven pars in today's trot around East Lake Golf Club. He piped all but one of the 14 fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, but went 0-for-5 in scrambling with four bogeys and a double. It's a good thing he also wrangled six birdies then, including tries from 27'10" and 10'9" at Nos. 7 and 18, respectively. The latter of that tandem was his third birdie on the last four holes.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:51:00 PM