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Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

900 inches is all that separated Paula Creamer's ball from the hole Sunday.
Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Day's victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play lifted him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings as of Monday's update.

Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson head list of WGC match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar and top seeds Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy each advanced Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's first PGA win since his 2012 Masters championship returned him to the Top 15 of the men's world golf rankings as of Monday.

Jimmy Walker reaches Top 25 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker's third PGA tour win in four months moved him into the Top 25 of the men's world golf rankings.
Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler leaps 70 spots in the men's world golf rankings after joining his father as a PGA Tour champion.
Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's playoff win in the European Tour's Qatar Masters lifts him back into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.
Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson regains the world No. 4 ranking and Jason Day re-enters the Top 10 in Monday's update of the men's world golf rankings.

Patrick Reed hangs on for Humana Challenge victory

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Patrick Reed cooled off from his recent torrid pace Sunday but managed a 1-under-par 71 to hang on for a two-stroke victory at the Humana Challenge.

Reed leads after one round of Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Patrick Reed, seeking his second PGA Tour victory, emerged from a day of low scoring in the California desert Thursday with the lead at the Humana Challenge.
Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen began his playing year with a win for the fourth consecutive year, a result that moved him in golf Top 30 as of Monday.

Chris Kirk grabs third-round lead at Sony Open in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Kirk fired a 5-under 65 to separate himself from a crowded field Saturday and grab a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Stuard takes 36-hole lead in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Stuard, already owning a runner-up finish on the PGA Tour this season, seized a one-shot lead Friday midway through the Sony Open.

Bae leads after one round in Honolulu

HONOLULU, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sang-Moon Bae, who captured his first PGA Tour win last year at the Byron Nelson Classic, grabbed the first-round lead Thursday at the Sony Open.
Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson's win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions lifts him two spots to No. 7 in the men's world golf rankings.
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Zach Johnson."
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