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The Des Moines Register
Rose: Zach Johnson is a pro on links, and in life
<![CDATA[With the holiday spirit surrounding us, The Des Moines Register editorial board is bestowing a rose each day in December in recognition of all the good that is found in Iowa. (Send your rose recommendations to editorial writer Rox Laird at email@example.com.) -- Randy Evans, Opinion Editor A rose to Zach Johnson, the Cedar Rapids native and Drake University graduate who plays world-class golf on the PGA Tour with a humility that makes Iowans proud. Johnson made the sporting news last weekend when he pulled off a surprising, last-minute victory against Tiger Woods at the World Challenge event in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Johnson patiently played through some tough shots to catch up with Woods, who then saw his commanding lead disappear. Johnson's victory was worth $1 million. "I feel very fortunate and somewhat lucky," Johnson said afterward. That's the sort of low-key reaction that fans have come to expect from Johnson. He competes among the world's best golfers yet maintains Iowa-style values grounded in family, faith and community. His foundation, for example, raised nearly $1.3 million last year for children and families in need in the Cedar Rapids area. Zach Johnson is an inspiration, even for those who don't play golf.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Humana Challenge Defending Champ Brian Gay, Hall of Famer Greg Norman at 2014 Tournament
Humana Challenge defending champion Brian Gay and World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Greg Norman will compete at the 2014 tournament in January, organizers said Wednesday in La Quinta.
Tiger Woods' Performance Last Sunday Was Exactly What We Should Have Expected
While some might have been shocked to watch Tiger Woods post rounds of 72-70 last weekend and miss a three-foot putt to lose to Zach Johnson on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at Sherwood Country Club, close observers of the game In fact, Woods' weekend play right on through the missed three-footer to lose the tournament on Sunday ... (more)
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
5 Golfers With the Most PGA Tour Wins
Another turbulent year has come to a close for Tiger Woods, and the golfer finished his 2013 season with a loss to Zach Johnson, failing to add what would have been a sixth overall victory to an otherwise strong year.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Desert Sun
Slow week? The young, the old and the short of golf
Some were important, and some were just interesting as long-term views of the game.
Johnson's V-Grind Vokey wedge steals show
LPGA golfer Kathleen Ekey entered Q-School to try to improve her status for 2014.
Buenos Aires Herald
International winners and odd records
Example this past weekend: in South Africa, Denmark's Thomas Bjorn won the NedBank Challenge.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Stenson tees up some interior design after glittering year of dominance
Having become the first player to win both the European Tour's Race to Dubai and the PGA circuit's FedEx Cup and their corresponding tour championships, the likeable Swede has now added the 2013 Golf Writers' Trophy to his groaning mantlepiece.
Ranking Tiger's PGA Tour seasons
Wins: 0 Top 10s: 2 in 9 events Missed Cuts: 1 Although he managed to defeat Zach Johnson at his World Challenge, Woods went winless in 2011 at official PGA Tour events for the second time in as many seasons.
Johnson leaps into top 10 in world rankings
Zach Johnson defeated tournament host Tiger Woods in a playoff at the World Challenge on Sunday to jump into the top 10 of this week's world golf rankings.
PGA Tour Confidential: Tiger's missed putt, Bubba's...
Tiger Woods was 48-5 worldwide after leading outright going into the final round, but his putting failed him on Sunday.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Chronicle Herald
Johnson beats Tiger in playoff
Zach Johnson put together the storybook finish at Sherwood on Sunday that for the longest time belonged to Tiger Woods.
Johnson Rallies To Beat Woods In World Challenge
Zach Johnson high fives his caddy after winning the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at the Sherwood Country Club on December 5, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, California.
5 Things: Johnson bests Woods in playoff
After a season in which she made only five cuts in 14 events and finished 117th on the money list, Tiffany Joh regrouped to earn her LPGA card at Q-School; Yueer "Cindy" Feng misses by a shot; more news.
Inside Bay Area
Tiger Woods leads at windy World Challenge
Tiger Woods birdied two of his last three holes to salvage an even-par 72 and keep his two-shot lead over Zach Johnson in the World Challenge on Saturday in Thousand Oaks.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Golf - Woods wary of Johnson heading a
Tiger Woods is in good position heading into Sunday's final round to clinch his sixth victory at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge but he will keep a wary eye on Zach Johnson, his closest challenger.
Tiger Tracker: World Challenge, third round
Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Mariners snag Cano for $240 million
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a deal.
West Hawaii Today
in Brief | Soccer & Golf
Sporting Kansas City went through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership complete with a rebranding of the organization and construction of a $200 million stadium.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Sport briefs | Semifinals set at Eddie Herr tournament
Egypt's Sandra Samir overcame a disappointing second set to roll past the United States' Sofia Kenin 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the Girls 18s division quarterfinals at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships at IMG Academy.