Richard Johnson (golfer)

Richard Johnson (born 2 February 1972) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Richard Johnson
Personal information
Born (1972-02-02) 2 February 1972 (age 48)
Cardiff, Wales
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality Wales
ResidenceFort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
Career
CollegeAugusta State University
Turned professional1995
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour4
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner
2007

Johnson led the Nationwide Tour money list in 2007 to get his PGA Tour card for the 2008 season, but was unable to retain his card. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 1999 to 2004, 2006 to 2007, and 2009 to 2010.

At the 2009 Michael Hill New Zealand Open on the Nationwide Tour, Johnson scored a hole in one on the par-4 15th hole for which he won a pallet of Heineken beer. He was only the second Nationwide Tour golfer to score a hole-in-one on a par-4 (Chip Beck was the first in 2001).[1]

His father Peter Johnson is the former pro at Vale of Glamorgan in Cardiff, Wales and is chairman of the PGA in Wales. Peter Johnson is now the professional at Ridgeway Golf Club in Caerphilly.

Professional wins (4)Edit

Nationwide Tour wins (4)Edit

Legend
Tour Championships (1)
Other Nationwide Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 7 Feb 1999 Nike Florida Classic −14 (68-65-68-69=270) 1 stroke   Bobby Wadkins
2 1 Oct 2000 Monterey Peninsula Classic −3 (75-71-71-68=285) 1 stroke   Michael Allen
3 7 Oct 2007 Mark Christopher Charity Classic −11 (65-72-69-67=273) Playoff   Jeremy Anderson,   Matt Jones
4 4 Nov 2007 Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek −20 (66-64-67-67=264) 1 stroke   Michael Letzig

Nationwide Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2007 Mark Christopher Charity Classic   Jeremy Anderson,   Matt Jones Won with birdie on first extra hole

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

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