It hasn’t been a strong 2014 US Open for Zach Johnson thus far. Aside from making the cut, he hasn’t done much of anything worth noting. But as they say in golf, it just takes one shot to bring you back. In the case of Johnson in this year’s US Open, it happened on a hole-in-one in the final round.
As of the posting of this article, Johnson is about to finish up his final round, sitting at +2 on the day. For the tournament he’s +9 over, putting him in a tie for 42nd place. If he can manage to drop one more stroke over his final three holes, he’d move up into a tie for 39th.
The US Open hasn’t been particularly kind to Johnson over his career, with his best finish coming in 2011 when he tied for 30th.
The 38-year old’s career highlight, besides this hole-in-one today, is no doubt his win at the 2007 Masters. No matter what happens the rest of his PGA career, he’ll always have the green jacket to show for his efforts that spring at Augusta…
Next up on the Major calendar is The Open Championship. Johnson played well in the iconic tournament a year ago, placing a career-best 6th.
Does a guy like Johnson on the downside of his career have one last Major run in him? It’s certainly not out of the question. He’ll never be a favorite, and the odds aren’t in his favor, but don’t be surprised if Johnson steals a future PGA Championship some year. But even if he doesn’t, he no doubt continue his solid play.