I have not yet had the honor or the privilege to meet 7-time PGA tour winner and 07' Masters Champion Zach Johnson; but working here at FootJoy you hear plenty of stories of tour players. Zach Johnson is no different and is most certainly a crowd favorite inside these walls in Fairhaven, Mass. His fellow Iowans certainly hold him in the utmost regard also. Johnson, whose precision game has made him a staple on the PGA Tour, received an award at his Alma Mater; Drake University the other day for contributions to his profession and community.
Heavy flooding swept across Iowa in 2008. Johnson, in response to these floods held a golf outing that raised almost $350,000 to help affected people. Last summer, Johnson started a foundation that is aimed at helping needy children in Cedar Rapids.
Does he do these things because it is good press or because it is the right thing to do? I believe that Johnson chooses the latter, because he genuinely cares about his fellow man and most certainly his fellow Iowans.
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Being from Iowa, I don'r know of anyone so far that doesn't admire and respect Zach. He is, above all, a gentleman and respected member of the PGA and well liked by many outside Iowa. And he really hit a homerun for his efforts helping those affected by the 2008 floods. I too have never met him, but hope to at least see him play in the John Deere tourney this year.
Seeing ZJ in countless interviews and his recent "What's in my bag" video, he is a completely enjoyable guy. I'm not surprised theat Zach would go out of his way to help kids and communities without personal fanfare. Very classy.
Glad he is a Titleist Brand Ambassador
Zach is a real class act I love the way he gives back to our great state of Iowa. I watched him play two years ago in Arizona. I would love to see him in some Iowa Hawkey My Joys!
Zach is a class act...I enjoy watching him play. One of my favourite players, especially when he is makin' bombs at the Ryder Cup...can't wait till 2012...