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Who is Zach Johnson?

He’s a two-time major winner, but who is Zach Johnson? Check out the American’s player profile here…


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. That 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 was captain of the American team at the Ryder Cup in 2023, where his side lost out at Marco Simone in Rome.

Zach Johnson | Player Profile

Personal Information

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

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – WON (2007)
PGA Championship – T3 (2010)
– US Open – T8 (2016, 2020)
Open Championship – WON (2015)

Professional Wins – 26

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

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 the end of 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.

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Zach Johnson should have picked Bryson DeChambeau for the Ryder Cup… Here’s why…

The Open 2015: Zach Johnson’s win in pictures and quotes

How does Zach Johnson’s career compare to others? Can he win again on the PGA Tour? Let us know your thoughts with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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