Tag Archives: Zach Johnson

Sep
29
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

Dustin Johnson press conferences make you think. After all, somebody has to.

Most golfers will give lengthy answers to, well, basically anything. Just ramble an incoherent question and you can get a usable answer.

“So, the course, it’s, um, outside…” And then you wait. The player will do all the work and give you a five minute answer.

Not Dustin though.

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Dec
8
2015

ZJ-and-Spieth

Last month Sports Illustrated unveiled its 12 candidates for its eponymous Sportsman of the Year award (or 11 because, let’s be real, American Pharoah is a horse, not a person). As you’d expect, Jordan Spieth made the cut — thanks to his historic run at the Grand Slam, winning the first two majors of the year and the FedEx Cup, along with being named PGA Tour Player of the Year, among many other accolades and achievements in 2015.

Zach Johnson wrote an essay over at Golf.com, making a strong case that Spieth, one of the leading candidates, is most deserving of receiving SI’s coveted award. 

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Nov
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I apologize for the delay in posting this, as I’m sure you were all sitting on the edge of your seats on Wednesday wondering why I hadn’t written about all that we’re thankful for in golf this year. I’m also certain you’re completely over it. Good. So am I. 

2015 was a thrilling, game-changing year in professional golf. There definitely wasn’t a shortage of memories and moments I’m thankful for — and that even includes the negative ones. It was definitely the most exciting season I’ve had the opportunity to cover in my budding career. 

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Aug
19
2015

Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson both threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs games, respectively, on Tuesday evening.

The pair of major champions spent most of the day trash-talking via Twitter before deciding on a bet of $5,000 to the golfer who had the better outcome. ESPN was given the honor of determining the winner. 

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Aug
10
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

As many suspected with the various emoji-coded social media posts from the world no. 1, Rory McIlroy will indeed attempt to defend his title at the PGA Championship. On Monday, McIlroy confirmed that he will return to competition at Whistling Straits, declaring himself “100% healthy.”

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Aug
7
2015

The PGA of America released the pairings and tee times for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Friday afternoon. One group, naturally, stood out the most: defending champion Rory McIlroy, reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth and Open champion Zach Johnson, who will be kicking off their run for the Wanamaker Trophy at 1:20pm local.

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Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For all the pre-championship hype over distance being such a ginormous advantage at the Old Course, turns out the Open was won with good old-fashioned grit. Many (including yours truly) predicted that Dustin Johnson would overpower the Old Course with his jaw-dropping drives, but it was another Johnson who ended up hoisting the Claret Jug — Zach, of course.

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Jul
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Jordan Spieth didn’t win the Open Championship. He didn’t win his third consecutive major. He didn’t keep the Grand Slam watch alive. It’s okay, though. Spieth is still a winner — after all, he has the Green Jacket and the U.S. Open trophy.

The 21-year-old Texan also put on the run of a champion on Monday in the final round at the Old Course; one that will inspire the generations of golfers to come. Spieth is undoubtedly a winner.

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Mar
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Perhaps the elusive albatross isn’t so elusive — at least it hasn’t been the past two days at Bay Hill. Daniel Berger made the first one in the tournament history in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the par-5 6th. On Sunday, Zach Johnson followed suit and holed out from the fairway with a five-iron from 206 yards on the par-5 16th.

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Jan
10
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s virtually impossible to write about golf right now with playoff football showing on the television in front of me in the media center, but I’ll do my best to get through this write-up for the few of you who actually care.

As the conditions have been soft all week at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, low scores were there for the taking in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Defending champion Zach Johnson was one of the players to capitalize, posting a six-under 67 to take a four-way share of the lead with Jimmy Walker, Sang-Moon Bae and first-round leader Russell Henley.

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