Height: 5 ft. 11 in
Weight: 164 lbs
College: Drake University
Turned Pro: 1998
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Country: United States
After playing golf at Drake University, Johnson turned pro in 1998. He plied his trade on a number of different mini tours for a number of years. He started playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2003 and duly finished 1st on the money list and therefore captured a PGA Tour card. In a great year, Johnson won twice, finished runner-up on four occasions and was placed 3rd three times. His performance at the time was a record breaking one.
He carried his Nationwide Tour form onto the main Tour, registering his first PGA Tour win in 2004 at the BellSouth Classic. With the help of two 3rd place finishes, Johnson finished his rookie season 19th on the money list. For the next couple of seasons he played consistently well and finished high up in the rankings. The year 2007 was Johnson’s breakout season. He came out of nowhere to win his first Major Championship and only his second PGA Tour event at the US Masters. His final round 69 was enough to win with a total score of +1. Four tournaments later, Johnson won his second event of the year at the AT&T Classic, beating Ryuji Imada in a play-off. He finished the season 8th on the money list.
Johnson won consistently over the next few years. In 2008 he captured the Valero Texas Open. In 2009, he won the Sony Open and he defended the Valero Texas Open, beating James Driscoll in a play-off. Both 2010 and 2012 saw him win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. His second win of 2012 was at the John Deere Classic. Johnson won his first FedEx Cup event at the 2013 BMW Championship and went on to finish 5th in the overall standings. He started his 2014 off with a bang when he won the Tournament of Champions in the first event of the year.
Zach Johnson has been one of the most consistent players on Tour over the last ten years, winning eleven events including a Major. He has represented the United States three times in the Presidents Cup, four times at the Ryder Cup and once in the World Cup.