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Zach Johnson celebrates win on the second day of Ryder Cup.
Team USA's Zach Johnson celebrates a win on the second day of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor resort in Newport, Wales on October 02 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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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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