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JOHNSON In nearly 10 years since Zach Johnson defeated Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini by two shots after closing with a 3-under 69 in cold and windy conditions at Augusta National, Johnson won the 2015 Open Championship and nine other PGA TOUR events to move into No. 11 all-time on the career money list. And the 2016 season was another strong year for the 2003 Web.com Tour graduate as he posted five more top-10 finishes and made the Ryder Cup for the fifth time. Johnsonâ€™s best finish was fifth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, when he played the Bay Hill venue at 12-under 276. Playing at Palmerâ€™s winter home and private club for the 13th consecutive year, Johnson finished eagle-birdie-par for a final-round 68 to finish five strokes behind champion Jason Day. Another memorable tournament was the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, where his 2-over 282 was good enough to tie for eighth place. These stronger performances marked his first top-10 in 13 U.S. Open starts and snapped a streak of missed cuts at the previous two majors. In the same month, this proud Iowa native was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. A nice tribute to this man who represents the game so well.
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