Tag Archives: Zach Johnson

Feb
27
2014
Shaky start for Tiger
Tiger Woods kicked off his second PGA Tour start of the year on Thursday – his first since the Farmers Insurance Open a month ago when he missed the secondary cut. His game in the first round of the Honda Classic didn’t exactly conjure up much more confidence that his form was taking a turn for the better.

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Feb
18
2014
The opening hole at Dove Mountain
Hello, everyone! Welcome to Dove Mountain, the home of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. I was hoping to host a WUP Bracket Challenge here, but as you may recall, I’ve mentioned that WUP is getting a face lift (aka a redesign), and as it happens, it’s been delayed, so there’s been a change of plans.

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Jan
13
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Walker celebrates with Hawaii pageant princesses
Jimmy Walker went 0-for-187 in his first seven years on the PGA Tour, but on Sunday at Waialae Country Club, he snagged his second win in six starts in the new 2013-14 wraparound season (making him 2-for-193). Amidst a packed leaderboard at the Sony Open, Walker finally started to separate himself from the field coming down the stretch, carding birdies in four of the last six holes to post a final-round seven-under 63, 17-under total.

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Jan
11
2014
Kirk eyes his third victory Kirk eyes his third victory[/caption]

Despite struggling with his driver off the tee, Chris Kirk shot a five-under 65 to take a one-shot lead over fellow University of Georgia alumnus Harris English and PGA Tour rookie Will Wilcox heading into the final round of the Sony Open.

Kirk made the most out of his round on Saturday at Waialae Country Club, which included a nine-footer for birdie on no. 18 to narrowly separate him from the clustered leaderboard. There are 26 players within five shots of the lead. 

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Jan
6
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Bro hug!

Bro hug!

Zach Johnson put on a short-game clinic at Kapalua’s Plantation Course to capture his third victory in four months on Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Similar to what we saw at last month’s World Challenge, where he took down Tiger Woods in a playoff, Johnson’s precision with his wedges helped him on his way to a final-round, seven-under 66.

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Jan
4
2014
Zach attack

Zach attack

Zach Johnson fired a seven-under 66 to get to -13 at the halfway mark, taking a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth. Most intriguing part of Zach’s somewhat “boring” round? He didn’t make birdie on any of the par-5s!

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Dec
9
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Silly Season
Zach strokes his Tiger trophy

Zach’s face says it all

With eight holes to play on Sunday at Sherwood, Tiger Woods was ready to start his victory lap on his way to the winner’s circle, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, an 18-man annual cash grab that benefits his foundation (and the pockets of top PGA Tour players). Woods had a four-shot lead, with his only challenger being the scrappy Zach Johnson. What could go wrong?

The stage was set for Tiger to win triumphantly as he said goodbye to Southern California — since the event moves to Florida, Woods’ adopted home state beginning next year. 

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Oct
5
2013

Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner started slow, going 2 down through 7 to Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman in Saturday’s foursomes (fourth round). However, the momentum shifted when Dufner, aka Duff Daddy the ballstriking savant, knocked it to two feet on the par-3 8th, giving Zach just a kick-in two-footer for birdie. From there, the Americans were six-under in the next seven holes, making them pretty much invincible.

To top it off, Johnson hit a 117-yard shot and jarred it for an eagle on the par-5 no. 15. Sterne threw up a hail mary from the greenside bunker to try and match Zach’s eagle and, but to no avail. 

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Oct
1
2013
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Zach could only stomach a bit of practice

Zach Johnson was scheduled to fly with the Kuchars and the Loves to Ohio on Monday for the Presidents Cup, but Johnson was battling a bad case of the stomach flu and didn’t arrive until late Tuesday morning, causing him to miss the U.S. team photo.

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