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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. Johnson’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 Palmer’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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