Kevin Johnson (golfer)

Kevin James Johnson (born April 25, 1967) is an American professional golfer.

Kevin Johnson
Personal information
Full nameKevin James Johnson
Born (1967-04-25) April 25, 1967 (age 54)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePalm Beach Gardens, Florida
CollegeClemson University
Turned professional1990
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Tour
Sunshine Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour6 (Tied 2nd all time)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2000, 2001
The Open ChampionshipDNP

College careerEdit

Johnson was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He attended Clemson University and was Clemson's first three-time All-American in golf (he was a third-team choice in 1987 as a sophomore, then made first-team as a junior and second-team as a senior). He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 2002. He also won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1987.

Professional careerEdit

Johnson has made about 80% of his career earnings while playing on the Tour, where he has won six times, twice during the 2009 season. The first came in a playoff victory over Jeff Gallagher at the Rex Hospital Open, and the second came at the Knoxville Open in a two-hole playoff win over Bradley Iles. However he has not found much success on the PGA Tour, making only 22 cuts in 67 tries. In 2009, he finished 13th on the Nationwide Tour money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card.

Personal lifeEdit

Johnson credits his father, Ken, as his hero for helping him succeed in golf. He has been married since 1998 to wife, Christa. They have two daughters; Jordan Paige and Jade Alexandra.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (8)Edit

Sunshine Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Feb 22, 1992 ICL International −18 (67-65-65-73=270) 2 strokes   De Wet Basson,   Tony Johnstone

Nationwide Tour wins (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 5, 1997 Nike Puget Sound Open −8 (65-65-68=198) Playoff   Michael Clark II,   Steve Jurgensen
2 Apr 25, 1999 Nike South Carolina Classic −9 (71-71-66-71=279) 1 stroke   Bob Heintz
3 Aug 27, 2000 Permian Basin Open −20 (64-64-70-70=268) 3 strokes   Mark Hensby
4 Jul 30, 2006 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open −18 (65-68-67-66=266) 1 stroke   Matt Kuchar
5 May 31, 2009 Rex Hospital Open −18 (65-69-65-67=266) Playoff   Jeff Gallagher
6 Jun 14, 2009 Knoxville Open −20 (67-65-68-68=268) Playoff   Bradley Iles

Nationwide Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1997 Nike Puget Sound Open   Michael Clark II,   Steve Jurgensen Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2009 Rex Hospital Open   Jeff Gallagher Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2009 Knoxville Open   Bradley Iles Won with birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2000 2001

Note: Johnson only played in the U.S. Open.
CUT = missed the half-way cut

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


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