Eric Johnson (golfer)

Eric Johnson (born October 11, 1962) is an American professional golfer.

Eric Johnson
Personal information
Born (1962-10-11) October 11, 1962 (age 57)
Seaside, Oregon
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Oregon
Turned professional1983
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1991, 1994
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Johnson was born in Seaside, Oregon. He won the 1980 U.S. Junior Amateur.[1] He played college golf at the University of Oregon.

Johnson turned professional in 1983. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 1993, 1995–96, and 1998–2003. He won twice on tour: the 1996 Nike Knoxville Open and the 1998 Nike South Florida Open. He played one full season on the PGA Tour in 1997 where his best finish was T-12 at the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

Johnson is a golf instructor at the RiverRidge Golf Complex in Eugene, Oregon.[2]

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

Nike Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 16, 1996 Nike Knoxville Open −16 (68-66-69-69=272) 2 strokes   Patrick Lee,   Matt Peterson
2 Jan 18, 1998 Nike South Florida Open −13 (66-71-63-67=267) 2 strokes   Chris Riley

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994
U.S. Open CUT CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Johnson only played in the U.S. Open.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1980 U.S. Junior Amateur
  2. ^ Golf Instruction Staff - Eric Johnson
  3. ^ "Weber golfer places second in Northwest". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. AP. July 19, 1982. p. D5. Retrieved February 17, 2012.

External linksEdit