10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zach Johnson

Get to know Zach Johnson with these 10 things you didn't know about him.

Things You Didn't Know About Zach Johnson
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Get to know Zach Johnson with these 10 things you didn't know about him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Zach Johnson

Get to know 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson with these 10 facts you didn't know about him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Zach Johnson

1. Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in the United States.

2. He attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he has said on multiple occasions that he was not the best golfer on the team. Whilst there he helped the team to three NCAA (National College Athletic Association) regional events and two Missouri Valley Championships.

Zach Johnson winning his Green Jacket in 2007 (Getty Images)

3. He is one of six golfers to have won a Major at Augusta National and St Andrews. He collected his Masters win in 2007 and his Open Championship win came in 2015. The other five golfers are Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Severiano Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.

4. Zach is a five-time Ryder Cup player, and yet has only won with the US team once, back in 2016. His other appearances came in 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

5. His best season on the PGA Tour in terms of money came in 2015 where he won $4.8 million dollars. He won once and had 10 other top-10s. In terms of wins, the most wins he has had in a season was 2, during the 2007, 2009 and 2012 seasons.

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6. He currently ranks 11th on the all-time PGA Tour money list with $44 million.

7. Johnson has used the same putter for his entire pro career, a SeeMore putter. (He has experimented with Scotty Cameron's in the past, using one at a tournament, but went back to his SeeMore the very next week).

Johnson using his SeeMore putter (Getty Images)

8. He turned pro in 1998 and played on the Hooters Tour before eventually topping the 2003 Nationwide Tour money list to secure his PGA Tour card in 2004. He would win the BellSouth Classic during that 2004 season.

9. Johnson has been married to Kim Barclay since 2003 and they have three children together, Will, Wyatt and Abby Jane.

10. With his wife, he has his own foundation, called the Zach Johnson Foundation which helps children and families in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6