Lewis leads by three at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill., July 9 (UPI) -- J.L. Lewis shot a 2-under 69 Saturday to widen his lead to three strokes after the third round of the John Deere Classic with a 15-under 198.

Rain disrupts Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Persistent rains Friday wiped out almost all of the second round of The Players Championship, leaving first-round leader Steve Jones still in front.

Steve Jones steals Players spotlight

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Open winner Steve Jones shot a bogey-free, 8-under 64 Thursday that gave him the first-round lead at the Players Championship.

Woods beats Mickelson to win at Doral

MIAMI, March 6 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods regained the World No. 1 golf ranking Sunday when he beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke and won the Ford Championship at Doral.

Mickelson leads Woods by 2 at Doral

MIAMI, March 5 (UPI) -- Sunday's final at Doral has Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in the final twosome with Mickelson holding a two-shot lead.

Haas shares Tour Championship lead

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jay Haas, less than a month from his 51st birthday, grabbed a share of the first-round lead Thursday at the season-ending Tour Championship.

Top-ranked Singh wins another PGA event

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, currently the world's No. 1 golfer, won another tournament Sunday.

Singh holds on to PGA 84 Lumber lead

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shot even-par 72 Saturday to hold on to a two-shot edge at the 84 Lumber Classic.

Funk leads Buick Open after three rounds

CROMWELL, Conn., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Fred Funk shot one-under 69 Saturday and kept a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Buick Championship at nine-under-par 201.

Funk, Johnson share Buick midway lead

CROMWELL, Conn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Fred Funk shot four-under 66 Friday to share the 36-hole Buick Championship lead with Zach Johnson, who had a 65.

Campbell has 61 for share of Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell matched a course record Saturday with a 9-under-par 61 to jump from 43rd to a share of the lead after the third round of The Colonial.

Leonard, Lewis share Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 21 (UPI) -- Texas residents Justin Leonard and J.L. Lewis made the best of some adverse conditions Friday and tied for the lead after two rounds of The Colonial.

Four tied for lead at rainy Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 24 (UPI) -- Patrick Sheehan forged a four-way tie for the lead Saturday before third-round play was suspended at the $5 million Houston Open.

Three-way tie at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 23 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker, Steve Lowery and Zach Johnson shared the lead Friday when play was halted by darkness in the second round of the Houston Open.

Rookie Zach Johnson wins BellSouth Classic

DULUTH, Ga., April 4 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson, reigning Nationwide Tour Player of the Year, claimed his first PGA Tour victory Sunday when he won the BellSouth Classic.
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Zach Johnson
Leader Zach Johnson watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of The International, at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado on August 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Zachary Harris Johnson (born February 24, 1976) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour and the 2007 Masters champion.

The son of a chiropractor, Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Cedar Rapids, the oldest of Dave & Julie Johnson's three children. Playing many sports as a youth (baseball, basketball, football, and soccer), Johnson took up golf at age 10 and developed his skills at Elmcrest Country Club. He played #2 on the Regis High School golf team and led them to an Iowa 3A state championship in 1992, his sophomore year.

Following graduation from high school in 1994, Johnson enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines. As the #2 player on the Drake golf team, he led the Bulldogs to three NCAA regional meets and two Missouri Valley championships. Johnson's uncle, Tom Harris, qualified for the 1975 NAIA national tournament. Johnson has admitted to not being the best player on his high school or college team, but was quoted in his Masters speech saying, "I just kept getting better every year."

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