Who is Zach Johnson?
Zach Johnson has had a lengthy career on the PGA Tour, winning 12 times. He has two major championships, winning the Masters and Open Championship.
Johnson has spent a quarter of a century as a professional golfer, having graduated from Drake University in 1998 with a Business Management & Marketing degree. After five years on developmental tours, Johnson made the jump to the PGA Tour after topping the Nationwide Tour’s money list in 2003.
The BellSouth Classic would be Johnson’s first PGA Tour title, which he won in April 2004. He has gone on to win 12 times in total on the Tour. His biggest wins have come in the major championships, of which he has two. Johnson was victorious at the Masters Tournament in 2007, but had to wait eight years for his second major, which came on the Old Course at St Andrews. He defeated Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole aggregate play-off to win the Open Championship in 2015. That win remains his most recent to date.
He has represented Team USA in nine team competitions. Five Ryder Cup appearances and four President Cups appearances to his name. Johnson was victorious in all four Presidents Cup editions he played in, but only won one of his five Ryder Cups, in 2016. He is the captain for Team USA at Marco Simone in Rome in 2023.
Zach Johnson | An Overview
Name: Zachary Harris Johnson
Born: February 24, 1976
Nationality: United States
Residence: St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, United States
College: Drake University
Turned Pro: 1998
Professional Wins: 26
Highest World Ranking: 6 – January 12, 2014
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 25
2001 (2) – Greater Cedar Rapids Open, Iowa Open
2002 (1) – Iowa Open
2003 (2) – Rheem Classic, Envirocare Utah Classic
2004 (1) – BellSouth Classic
2007 (2) – Masters Tournament, AT&T Classic
2008 (1) – Valero Texas Open
2009 (2) – Sony Open in Hawaii, Valero Texas Open
2010 (1) – Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
2011 (1) – CVS Caremark Charity Classic
2012 (2) – Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, John Deere Classic
2013 (2) – BMW Championship, Northwestern Mutual World Challenge
2014 (1) – Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2015 (1) – Open Championship
(3 Prairie Golf Tour wins, 4 NGA Hooters Tour wins)
Achievements and Awards
Nationwide Tour Money Winner – 2003
Nationwide Tour Player of the Year – 2003
Payne Stewart Award – 2020
Zach Johnson | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen4 (9°; Mitsubishi Kai’li 60 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M6 (15°; Fujikura Speeder 757TR X shaft)
Hybrids: PXG 0317 X Gen2 (19°; Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec 8 X, 22°; Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 X)
Irons: PXG 0311T Gen5 (5-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: PXG 0311T “Sugar Daddy” Milled (48-10, 52-10, 56-10, 60-07; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: PXG Proto 5.18
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Zach Johnson
When and where was Zach Johnson born?
Zach Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa on February 24, 1976 as one of three children. He played several sports in his younger years, before focussing on golf from the age of 10. Johnson learned his game at Elmcrest Country Club.
When did Zach Johnson turn professional?
Johnson turned professional in 1998 after graduating from Drake University with a degree in Business Management & Marketing. He then spent a few years on the developmental tours before moving up to the PGA Tour in 2004.
How many PGA Tour titles has Zach Johnson won?
As of September 2023, Johnson has won 12 times on the PGA Tour, including two major championships. The American has won the Masters Tournament and the Open Championship in his illustrious career, along with a win at the BMW Championship, one of the FedEx Cup Playoffs events in 2013.
Who is Zach Johnson married to?
Zach Johnson is married to Kim Barclay, with the pair having been married for two decades now. Their wedding was in 2003, and the couple have three children – Will, Wyatt and Abby Jane. Barclay graduated from Stetson University with a degree in sociology.
Did you Know?
Augusta – St Andrews Double
Johnson has major title wins at both Augusta National and on the Old Course at St Andrews. He is just one of six men to have achieved that feat, along with Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.
Iowan Major Champ
Johnson’s victory at the 2007 Masters Tournament saw him join a very exclusive club. He was just the second native Iowan to win a major title, joining 1955 US Open champion Jack Fleck.
Zach Johnson Foundation
Along with wife Kim, Johnson runs the Zach Johnson Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to help children and families in Cedar Rapids lead healthy and happy lives. The Zach Johnson Foundation Classic Takes place at Elmcrest Country Club, Johnson’s home course growing up, each year.