2007 US Masters Winner

Zachary Harris Johnson became one of the biggest surprises to claim the coveted US Masters Green Jacket on 8 April 2007, when he won the US Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia. Ranked only 56 in the world, the 31-year-old American took the title by a margin of two strokes over runners up Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbatini.
His score of +1 over par (289) is the second-highest score ever recorded for the Masters and he tied with US golfing legend Sam Snead (1954) and Jack Burke Jr (1956).
Johnson picked up his second US Tour victory of his career by becoming the 2007 US Masters golf winner. He has never finished higher than 17th in any of the other majors and at the halfway cut he was placed 57th out of the 60 players who survived!
Golf gurus believe the US Masters Augusta National Golf Club Course is conquered by big hitters, but the 2007 US Masters champion is adamant he won the title with a combination of mental strength, good luck and the intervention of a higher power.
“I don’t hit it far. I can’t overpower a course, but I think I am mentally tough. And I had a game plan that I stuck to,” the young champion said, while being helped into the US Masters Green Jacket by last year’s title holder, Phil Mickelson.
Although Johnson was closely followed by Woods, Goosen and Sabbatini, it was England’s Justin Rose who looked like he may force a play-off with the leader. Rose managed five birdies in nine holes and needing only one more in the last two holes to tie, he looked set to give Johnson a run. Sadly, Rose lost the plot, and an undisciplined drive on the 17th led to a double bogey six.
Johnson, with odds at 200-1 before the start of the tournament, claimed that he never looked at the leader boards. It was only after the 15th, when his caddie said that he was a couple of shots ahead, that he realised he was in with a shout to take the US$1 305 000 prize money home.

2007 US Masters Golf Winner Zach Johnson

  • 289 – Zach Johnson 71 73 76 69
  • 291 – Rory Sabbatini 73 76 73 69, Retief Goosen 76 76 70 69, Tiger Woods 73 74 72 72
  • 292 – Jerry Kelly 75 69 78 70, Justin Rose 69 75 75 73
  • 293 – Padraig Harrington 77 68 75 73, Stuart Appelby 75 70 73 75

2007 US Masters golf winner, Zach Johnson, is now ranked 15th in the PGA world rankings.