Zach Johnson tees off this afternoon at the John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities. It is the tenth appearance at the tournament for the Cedar Rapids native who won the 2007 Masters. Johnson says he loves coming back and the last decade has been “tremendous.” He says serving on the tournament board has been great.
Johnson says the John Deere Classic is a tournament he would love to win someday. He says it was his second ever PGA start and having so many friends at the tournament, he says playing in the tourney is tremendous, and winning would what he calls his “fifth major.”
Johnson says each week on the PGA Tour he is reminded of his Iowa roots. He says it doesn’t matter where he goes or what tournament, including the British open he sees a connection to his home state. Johnson says the support every week is “ridiculous.”
Johnson has won seven tour events during his career.