Zach Johnson, the American golf star and two-time Major winner, has been named the captain of the US team for the 2023 Ryder Cup. The 46-year-old will be hoping to retain the title for Team USA in this weekend's competition.
A Love Story Rooted in a Chance Meeting
Johnson and his wife, Kim, have been married for 15 years, having reportedly met in a Florida parking lot in 2000. They discovered that they were living in the same apartment complex at the time. Kim has mentioned that she knew he was "the one" from the moment they met.
A Supportive Partner and Co-founder of a Foundation
Kim Johnson left her role in social services to accompany her husband on the Tour circuit. She is also one of the co-founders of the Zach Johnson Foundation, which focuses on improving the lives and education of children and families in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A Growing Family
Zach and Kim Johnson are proud parents of two sons, Will and Wyatt, and a daughter named Abby Jane. Will was born just three months after Zach's first Masters win in 2007.
A Career of Success
Since turning professional in 1998, Zach Johnson has claimed a total of 12 PGA Tour wins. His first victory came in April 2004 at the BellSouth Classic, but it wasn't until 2007 that he secured his first Major win by donning the green jacket at the Masters. His second Major win came in 2015 at the British Open in St Andrews, where he triumphed over Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole play-off.
A Wealthy Golfer
Zach Johnson's success on the golf course has translated into a significant net worth. It is estimated that he has a wealth of $35 million.