Kuchar enters golf Top 10

Kuchar enters golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 14 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar's two-stroke victory at the Players Championship shoved him up 11 spots and into the Top 10 of the world men's golf rankings.

Kuchar holds off Laird to win Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 13 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar fought off a late challenge by Martin Laird Sunday, carding a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to win The Players Championship.

Na's late birdies net him Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Na's 18th-hole birdie Saturday handed him a 4-under-par 68 and a one-shot lead after three rounds of The Players Championship.

Three-way tie at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar shared the lead at The Players Championship Friday and the world's No. 1 player failed to survive the 36-hole cut.

Pettersson breezes to Hilton Head victory

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 15 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson breezed to a final round of 2-under 69 and a five-stroke victory Sunday at the Heritage golf event in Hilton Head, S.C.

Pettersson's 66 nets Heritage lead

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson fired a 5-under 66 Saturday, birdying the final hole to finish one stroke ahead of Colt Knost after three rounds of the Heritage golf event.

Westwood takes 1st-round lead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 5 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood birdied four holes in a row, avoided the kinds of mistakes made by others in the field, and owned the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.

Woods, Wi share lead at Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods carded a 7-under 65 Friday to take a share of the lead with Charlie Wi, who shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Bubba Watson three in front at Doral

DORAL, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson built a lead, lost it and then got it back Saturday, finishing three strokes in front with one round to play at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Toms shares 36-hole lead at Humana

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- David Toms maintained a share of the lead at the Humana Challenge Friday, joining Ben Crane and Mark Wilson at the top after 36 holes.

Johnson one up over Woods at Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson's eagle on the 18th hole Saturday gave him a one-stroke lead over Tiger Woods after three rounds of the Chevron World Challenge.

Driscoll out front in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 10 (UPI) -- James Driscoll, seeking a victory that would turn his PGA Tour career around, seized a two-shot lead Thursday after one round of the Puerto Rico Open.
Woods selected for U.S. Ryder Cup team

Woods selected for U.S. Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods was among four golfers selected Tuesday by U.S. Captain Corey Pavin to join the U.S. Ryder Cup automatic qualifiers.

Zach Johnson takes Colonial by three

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 30 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson charged from behind Sunday, setting a tournament scoring record en route to claiming the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial by three strokes.

Ryan Palmer leads Sony Open

HONOLULU, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Palmer, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, battled through blustery conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead midway through the Sony Open in Honolulu.
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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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