Born: February 2, 1972
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Height: 6 ft 4 in
College: Augusta State University
Turned Pro: 1995
Wales native Richard Johnson is a journeyman professional golfer who has made a career playing in the United States on both the Web.com and PGA Tours.
Johnson turned professional in 1995 and began playing the Nike Tour (now the Web.com Tour). He collected his first professional win in February 1999 at the Nike Florida Classic defeating Bobby Wadkins, older brother of PGA Champions Lann Wadkins, by a single stroke.
He added a second win in October 2000 at the Monterey Peninsula Classic. Johnson shot a final round on the difficult set-up to finish the week at 3 under par 285 for a one-stroke victory over Michael Allan.
Johnson would wait more than seven years before his next win. He fired a final round 67 and defeated Jeremy Anderson and Matt Jones in a playoff to win the Mark Christopher Charity Classic in October 2007.
With the momentum of that victory, Johnson would win less than a month later at the Nationwide Tour Championship, his biggest win to date. The victory also gave Johnson the 2007 Nationwide Tour money title.
Johnson’s stellar 2007 earned him his PGA Tour card for the 2008 season. He made the cut in just 9 of his 29 starts that season and earned a shade over $200,000, well short of the amount needed to retain his PGA Tour card.
Johnson has played sparingly after the 2008 season with less than ten starts through the 2011 season.