|Full name||Howard Johnson|
|Born||September 8, 1925|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Died||September 13, 2015 (aged 90)|
Palm Desert, California
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|College||University of Minnesota|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
Senior PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T18: 1970|
|PGA Championship||T19: 1969|
|U.S. Open||T12: 1970|
|The Open Championship||T20: 1971|
Johnson joined the PGA Tour in 1956 and had two victories. He won his first tour event in 1958 at the Azalea Open, in a playoff with Arnold Palmer. His best finish in a major was T-12 at the U.S. Open in 1970.
Johnson joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1980 and his best finish was a T-2 at the Vintage Chrysler Invitational in 1987. He lived in Rancho Mirage, California, and his son, Howard Johnson, Jr., played on the Nationwide Tour.
Johnson died in September 2015 at the age of 90.
PGA Tour wins (2)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Mar 30, 1958||Azalea Open||74-68-72-68=282||−6||Playoff||Arnold Palmer|
|2||Mar 1, 1959||Baton Rouge Open Invitational||72-71-70-70=283||−5||1 stroke||Jay Hebert|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1958||Azalea Open||Arnold Palmer||Won 18-hole playoff (Johnson:77, Palmer:78)|
|2||1970||Greater New Orleans Open Invitational||Miller Barber, Bob Charles||Barber won with birdie on second extra hole|
- 1960 Mexican Open
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