Drake Alum Zach Johnson Inducted Into Iowa Golf Hall of Fame

first_img“Having it at my alma mater is just parallel to what this honor is about. It’s about recognizing my accomplishments, but they started in this state and at this University,” Johnson said. “This is where my passion continued to grow and my aspirations started and were cultivated.” Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake alum Zach Johnson became the 69th member to be inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening in the Courtside Club in the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility. In February, through an extremely generous gift by Johnson, the Bulldog men’s and women’s golf programs unveiled the Zach Johnson Golf Room which features a new Southwest Green putting surface, LED lighting and graphics. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native has 12 PGA Tour wins, including a pair of major championships, and has been a regular on the United States Ryder and Presidents Cup teams.Johnson, a 1998 graduate of Drake, is the reigning British Open champion and winner of the 2007 Masters Tournament.With the victory last July, Johnson became the sixth golfer to win majors at Augusta and St. Andrews.Johnson has played in four Ryder Cups and in four Presidents Cups and also represented the United States in the 2005 World Cup.last_img read more