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Zach Johnson

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Motivational Speaker Zach Johnson is an American pro golfer on the PGA Tour. Zach is widely recognized as one of the good guys on tour; a family man who has stayed grounded throughout the ups and downs of life as a pro golfer. He has won a total of 12 PGA Tour events to date, including an emotional come from behind victory at the 2015 British Open Championship held at the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews. He is a 2-time major tournament winner after taking home a green jacket at the 2007 Masters.

Before hitting the pro tour, Motivational Speaker Zach Johnson attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. There he led the Bulldogs to two Missouri Valley championships. After college he began his professional golf career playing on the developmental tour circuit in 1998. In 2003, he topped the money list on the Nationwide Tour (now the Web.com Tour) with then record earnings of $494,882, earning an automatic spot on the PGA Tour. In his first year on tour, Zach won his first event at the BellSouth Classic. His most memorable win was in 2007 when he won the Masters by two strokes over Tiger Woods and others. Zach’s score of 289 (+1) tied Sam Snead (1954) and Jack Burke Jr. (1956) for the highest winning score at the Masters and his victory took him from #56 to #15 in the world rankings. He is one of only 2 players on tour including Phil Mickelson who have shot a round of 60 twice in their pro career.

Zach is also a family man who has three kids: Will, Wyatt, and Abby Jane with wife Kim. He created the Zach Johnson Foundation as a way to give back to his hometown community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The foundation has several fundraising initiatives like the Kids on Course and Birdies That Care programs that help provide financial and emotional support to Cedar Rapids families.

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