Sunday, July 19, 2015

Zach Johnson...Open Winner

Zach Johnson...Judson's "Pro Player" in the Fed Ex/St. Jude Pro Am back in 2006. WOW! Look at those babies! We had to dig these pictures out today after he won the Open. Of course, we were cheering for him. He was such a "normal" person that day that took tons of time with our kids. Great memory...congrats Zach! 

Here are a few lines taken from an article about Zach and his wife, family and faith. Seems like we had the right idea about him...

(CNN)"When you're trying to accomplish lofty goals and when you're attacking something of great magnitude, you have to have help," says new Open champion Zach Johnson.
In the golfing world, winning the Masters at Augusta or the Open Championship at St. Andrews is as good as it gets.
Johnson is one of just six players to win at both venues, and he is quick to acknowledge the two "rocks" that made it possible: his faith as a Christian, and his wife Kim.
"There's a lot of individuals behind the scenes that get you there, but Kim is the head of that. She's the one that I go to first for anything. She's the self-acclaimed CEO of Zach Johnson Golf," the American told CNN Wednesday, reflecting on the playoff victory at Scotland's "home of golf" that took his career earnings past $37 million.
"She has that title and evidently there's no shelf-life for that. I'm grateful for that." 
"She's my rock -- she's the one that I can trust with anything," Johnson said. "Good or bad, it doesn't matter what the situation is, she's always there. 
"She's very level-minded, always got great perspective, and she sits me in my place and keeps me properly focused and allows me to do what I do."
Johnson's rebuilt faith is also a key factor in his serial success on tour: ...Throughout a difficult five days at St. Andrews, where the players were often battling the elements as much as themselves, the 39-year-old kept his composure by reciting his favorite scriptures.
He said Psalm 27:14 ("Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart") was going through his mind as the tournament came to a climax -- an ending he describes as "such a blur."