In July of 2010, announced formation of the Zach Johnson Foundation that benefits children in need in the Greater Cedar Rapids area.Â The Foundation's premier eventÂ is the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, a tournament that features PGA TOUR players as well as some of the game's future superstars. Inaugural event took place at Elmcrest CC in Cedar Rapids on Aug. 1, 2011. The tournament supports Kids on Course, a pilot program at Van Buren Elementary and Harrison Elementary Schools.
Began playing golf at age 10.
Lists his father and mother among his heroes. Father is a chiropractor.
Huge Drake University and University of Iowa sports fan.
The gallery at BellSouth Classic at first TOUR victory included a group of about 10 men from Iowa who gave him financial support early in his career, buying a stake in Zach for $500 a share. Some were seeing him play as a pro for the first time. "It started out as a business, but it ended up as a business family," Johnson said of his relationship with them. "It's unbelievable having them here. They would buy a couple stock shares in me and just allow me to go out and not have to worry about the necessities of traveling week to week."
In June 2016, was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame.
Played college golf at Drake University. Following a gift in 2016, the Drake University men's and women's golf programs unveiled the Zach Johnson Golf Room, featuring state-of-the-art technology.
Annually hosts approximately 50 college golfers at his house for a College Golf Fellowship retreat.
Follows the University of Iowa sports teams. Served as an honorary captain for the Iowa football team in 2015, delivering a pre-game speech to the team.
Received the 2020 Payne Stewart Award in honor of his character, sportsmanship and dedication to charitable giving.
Inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 2016.
The son of a chiropractor, Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Cedar Rapids, the oldest of three children.