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Zach Johnson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/24/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Past champ Zach Johnson conjured up a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to conclude his 15th appearance on 9-under 275, up 18 places to T32 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Johnson finished T34.
The Iowa native opened with a bogey-free 65, extending his streak to 29 straight rounds in the 60s at TPC Deere Run. He chased with a pair of even-par 71s (preferred lies in effect both rounds) to not only end the run, but quickly fall out of contention. The 40-year-old began the final frame on 6-under (T50) and circled five birdies against two bogeys, ending on a down note for the second straight lap, walking-off with bogey-5 at the 18th. For the week, Johnson totaled 16 birdies against five bogeys and a double. His streak of five consecutive top-3 finishes at the Deere, including his playoff win in 2012, also ends. ZJ was the top-ranked player in the field at No. 22 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Aug 14 - 2:09 PM

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Course horse Zach Johnson blitzed TPC Deere Run on his way to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65, joining Patrick Rodgers and Ryan Moore as the early clubhouse leaders on day one of the John Deere Classic.

ZJ entered the week with 28 straight rounds in the 60s at TPC Deere Run and the streak wasn't even close to ending today. Despite a three hour and thirty minute rain delay killing his momentum, Johnson split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation. From there he splashed in four putts from the 14-to-23 foot range. Most notable was a 22'6" birdie bomb at the par-4 15th hole. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native has finished on the podium in six of his last seven starts here and is on his way to another after day one.
Aug 11 - 5:55 PM

Zach Johnson preps for his "fifth major" of the season as he turns his attention to TPC Deere Run for this week's John Deere Classic.

The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native returns to the Quad Cities where he boasts an 11-for-14 record at this event. More recently, he's found the podium in six of his last seven visits here. The highlight was a victory in the 2012 edition. ZJ enters the week with 28 straight rounds in red numbers here at TPC Deere Run. The Drake University alum is 17-for-20 on the season, but ranks just 51st in the FedExCup standings. That number should only improve following this week's matchup with TPC Deere Run.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 10 - 5:24 PM

Zach Johnson kicked off his week at the Travelers Championship with a 3-under-par 34-33=67 to position himself three strokes off the trio of leaders at the top.

ZJ missed just three fairways on the day, and that helped him land 13 greens in regulation. From there, his putter was a bit up-and-down. He rolled in three putts from outside nine feet but also missed two from inside six feet. Adding to the short-game fiesta, he also splashed one in from the fringe (16'8") for birdie on the par-4 12th. Johnson has five top 25s (in 10 starts) on his Travelers resume, but he's still searching for his first victory here on the short, Pete Dye Design.
Aug 4 - 6:53 PM

Defending champion Zach Johnson carved out a 1-under-par 33-37=70 in the second round of the 145th Open Championship for a two-day tally of 5-under 137, five shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson.

The 40-year-old ended his first round with a bogey-bogey finish. He ended today's scoring with bogeys on Nos. 15 and 18 to once again take some of the luster off an otherwise stellar round. Johnson camouflaged bogey-4 at the fifth with birdies on 2, 4, 6 and 8 to turn 3-under, and exchanged bogey-5 at the 11th with birdie at the par-4 13th before the indifferent conclusion. He's currently T6 on the leaderboard, down two spots on the day.
Jul 15 - 9:17 AM

Defending Open champion Zach Johnson kicked off his title defense with a 4-under-par 32-35=67, placing him four strokes off the pacesetter Phil Mickelson.

ZJ may have the title of defending champion, but this week is played on a different venue, as he won last year at St. Andrews. The change of course didn't phase him as he started with back-to-back birdies and added a another circle at the par-5 fourth hole. He'd tack on three more birdies throughout the round to step on the 17th tee box at 6-under before swallowing back-to-back bogeys to close the round. Despite the poor finish, ZJ sits at T4 on the live leaderboard and will get his second look at Royal Troon tomorrow at 9:14 a.m. BST.
Jul 14 - 2:35 PM

Zach Johnson hoisted the Golf Champion Trophy at the 2015 Open Championship and returns one year later to try his hand again, this time at Royal Troon Golf Club.

Johnson arrives in good form, having pieced together three straight top 20s ahead of his trip to Scotland. The results were much needed as he started that stretch of golf ranked just 78th in the FedExCup standings and now sits at 52nd. ZJ has a long and steady track record at Open Championship venues, collecting nine straight paydays after opening his career with three straight missed cuts at The Open (2004-2006). It's hard work trying to defend a title, especially when the venue moves on you, but Johnson still brings a lot of potential to the table this week.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 12 - 4:24 PM

Zach Johnson fired a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to wrap his 13th appearance on even-par 280, up 20 places to T10 with play still in progress, and good for the low lap in the clubhouse.

The 40-year-old defends his Open Championship in less than two weeks and warmed up with a seven-birdie two-bogey 65, the second-best round of the week at Firestone CC (64, William McGirt/R1). He landed a week-best eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.615 putts per GIR. The latter is important for ZJ, as he posted a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR in each of the first two rounds (1.700/R3). He bogeyed Nos. 3 and 15 on failed scrambles and birdied holes 2, 4, 7, 8, 13, 16 and 18. The fireworks started with a hole-out from a greenside bunker from 90'4" away at the par-4 fourth, and he added a 34'5" bomb at the par-3 seventh, an 18-footer at the par-4 eighth, and a 17'2" roll at the par-4 13th. Johnson opened with 72-74, before 69-65 on the weekend, gaining a moral victory of sorts by getting back to level-par for the tournament.
Jul 3 - 4:19 PM

Zach Johnson conjured up a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the U.S. Open to post 2-over 282, up one on the leaderboard to T8 with play still in progress.

This was Johnson's 13th U.S. Open with a previous best of T30 in 2011 at Congressional. He began the finale in a three-way T9 on 1-over with rounds of 71-69-71. The 40-year-old split eight (of 14) fairways, hit 11 greens in regulation and totaled 28 putts. He bogeyed Nos. 1, 3 and 16, and ate a double bogey-6 at the 11th. The two-time major winner circled birdies on 5, 12, and 14, and capped with a walk-off 20-footer for birdie-3. It's his fourth top 10 of the season in 16 starts, first in stroke play since a season-best fifth at the Arnold Palmer.
Jun 19 - 7:39 PM

Zach Johnson pieced together a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the two-day third round of the U.S. Open to post 1-over 211, up two places on the live leaderboard to T9.

The 40-year-old began the third round on Saturday in a five-way T11 on even-par after opening his 13th appearance in 71-69. He got 17 holes completed and was 1-over on his lap and 1-over total when play was suspended due to darkness. Prior to the horn, Johnson had outpaced birdies at Nos. 9 and 13 with bogeys on 2, 5, and 10. He returned on Sunday for a conventional two-putt par on the 18th. The two-time major champ striped 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 GIR and totaled 30 putts, up from 27/R1 and 29/R2.
Jun 19 - 7:22 AM

Zach Johnson crafted a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in round two of the U.S. Open at Oakmont and is even-par 140 at the midpoint, four off the lead held by Dustin Johnson.

The double major winner traded three birdies against two bogeys in a steady lap of Oakmont on Saturday and is T11 on the live leaderboard with the second round finally coming to a close. Johnson hit 9 (of 14) fairways once more but upped his GIR count by two to 11. He's taken 54 swishes of the flat stick so far, with an even split over both 18s. Johnson converted from 5ft at 3 and 2ft at 5 for his two front-nine circles and made another gain at the par-3 13th. He dropped shots at 10 and 16. Victory this week would give the 40-year-old three legs of the Grand Slam following his wins at the 2007 Masters and last year's Open Championship. His best U.S. Open finish is a modest T30 at Congressional in 2011.
Jun 18 - 2:20 PM

Past champ Zach Johnson smoothed a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to wrap his 11th appearance on 5-under 275, up 12 on the live leaderboard to T19.

The tournament's all-time money winner and two-time champ (2010, 2012) didn't have the week he was hoping for but finished on a high note. He posted rounds of 72-68-68 to begin the final frame on 2-under T31. The 40-year-old split 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 15 greens in regulation, posting 3.316 SGTTG, though -0.173 SGP. He mustered just three birdies for 1.800 putts per GIR, highlighted by a 39-footer for birdie-2 at the fourth.
May 29 - 4:35 PM

Zach Johnson crept up the leaderboard after posting a 3-under-par 37-32=69 in the second round of THE PLAYERS, reaching 8-under 136 on the week.

ZJ opened on the back nine and took a few holes to dial in the green speeds, as he missed a 4'4" birdie attempt at the par-5 11th. After that he splashed in lengthy birdie putts from 13'2", 10'2", and 20'10" all before making the turn at 4-under. He got in trouble off the tee at the par-4 first and par-3 third holes, to drop a couple of shots, but bounced back with a birdie from just outside 10 feet on the par-4 seventh hole. Through two rounds, ZJ has traded 12 birdies with just four bogeys despite ranking 70th in the field in strokes gained putting. If the flat stick heats up over the week, Johnson will be a serious contender to lift the trophy come Sunday.
May 13 - 2:43 PM

Zach Johnson fired a 3-under-par 36-33=69 during the first round of the Valero Texas Open to keep himself right in the mix through 18 holes.

ZJ opened his day with a bogey at the par-4 10th hole and also ended his round with a bogey at the par-4 18th. What happened in between is what matters. After a missed seven-footer at the first, Johnson quickly figured out the greens and ended up with four putts made form outside 11 feet. The longest was a 25'8" birdie bomb on the par-5 second hole. Johnson walked off the course with 2.73 strokes gained with the putter, putting himself in great position through day one.
Apr 21 - 5:27 PM

Zach Johnson carved out a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in today's third round of the RBC Heritage for a 54-hole total of 4-under 209, up five on the live leaderboard to T6.

The St. Simons Island, Georgia, resident is making his 12th foray on Hilton Head Island and his best was runner-up in 2012. He entered the week off a missed cut at the Masters but T9 (L in Rd. of 16) at the WGC-Match Play and solo fifth at Bay Hill prior. The 40-year-old began his third frame on 3-under (T11) three adrift, after opening in 71-68. He found eight (of 14) fairways and just nine greens in regulation, but outpaced four bogeys, including a walk-off 5, with five birdies, highlighted by a 41-foot bomb on the par-3 17th and a hole-out from 17 yards away for birdie-3 at the first.
Apr 16 - 5:20 PM