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Zach Johnson Quotes

Zachary Harris Johnson

Zach Johnson quotes: small-towner turned global golf pro, here are Zach Johnson’s best quotes.

“There is physical talent and there is also a mental talent and fortitude and working on your mental side.  That is something I strive to get better at.  I think that is something I have always relished; I think I can withstand the difficult tests and take them for what they are.  Some guys fold, some guys falter.”

“You don’t win a major by luck.”

“I had good skills, but my lack of size and speed kept me a little behind the best kids in the other sports.  Golf offered a more level field.  I would have rather played other sports, but golf picked me.”

“I just see myself as an athlete and a competitor, someone who just works really hard at trying to get better at golf.”

“I like being tested.  I like taking the last shot.  I like having my back against the wall.  I like being the underdog.  That’s what fuels me.”

“As a competitor, doubts creep in.  ‘Am I going to do it again?  Do I need to make changes?’  It goes back to the basics.  I have to do what I do well.  Truth be told, what I’m practicing now is more on my strengths than my weaknesses.  You know what you’ve got.  Use it.  It can work.”

“When you’re trying to accomplish lofty goals, and when you’re attacking something of great magnitude, you have to have help.”

“I have no superstitions.  I don’t have to have a Sunday outfit.  I don’t have socks or underwear I have to wear.”

“I like to look good on the golf course.”

Goal setting will never stop.  I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go.”

“The moment I get caught up in the fact that I have already got a Claret Jug and a Green Jacket is the moment I will get chewed up and spat out.  I’ve got to keep at it, keep trying to get better, not get too content.”

“I don’t know if I have a brand.  I just see myself as an athlete and a competitor, someone who just works really hard at trying to get better at golf.  I guess I’m kind of the feel-good story who’s seen every level of professional golf.”

“The TV cameras always focus on the winners, but I’m looking at the losing sideline and thinking, ‘Nice job, guys.’  I don’t like losing, but there’s beauty in what comes out of it.  As a golfer, everything I learned that led to my winning 12 PGA Tour events, including a couple of majors, came from losing.”

“I feel like God gave me the ability to play a game.  I try to take it very seriously.  I realize it’s just a game.”

“I’ve got a great support system, starting with my wife and family, to my agent, my instructor, and my mental coach.”

“The Zach Johnson Foundation, for my wife and I, is very much a part of what we do and why we do what we do.  It’s a great platform for us to give back to the community that started me in the game and other communities.”

“I’m a Christian guy, and when it comes to my priorities, it’s the utmost.  For me, just to calm myself down, to keep my perspective when I’m playing, to not make too big a deal of it… that’s where I go to.  The peace that comes with that allows me to play free golf.”

“Golf is not my priority.  I would hope people see me as a Christian man who loved his family, who loved being in the heat of competition and sometimes succeeded at it; who understood that golf was his job and that he was very lucky to play it for a living.”

“I know that the gift I have been given and the talent I have been given is not normal.  I would hope that my ’07 victory has not changed me off the golf course.  If anything, starting a family and having three kids has been more humbling than anything I’ve achieved and changed me and molded me more so than anything in golf.  I don’t want the game of golf to define me, is the bottom line.”

“I’m still dad.  It just so happens that dad plays golf and wins decanters.”

“I thank God for the talent he’s given me and I take it seriously.”

“I play golf for a living.  I’m grateful for that.  It’s a beautiful game, provides a great opportunity.”

“Why would I want to change anything?  The equipment I have, the companies that have supported me, everything’s working.  It’s gotten me this far.  I simply want to keep doing what I’m doing.”

“I don’t need much to keep me happy.  I like good food and tennis shoes.  I like skiing.  Am I frugal?”

“I don’t know what the future holds for me, and I like that.  I need to keep trusting in what I’m doing and see where it takes me.  I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m ready for it.”

“Dreams have been realized, goals accomplished.  I’m grateful.  I’m humbled.  I’m honored.”

“I’m Zach Johnson and I’m from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  That’s about it.  I’m a normal guy.”

About the author: Cory Johnson. Writer. Wears shirts sometimes. Once tipped your grandpa for greeting him at Walmart. Net worth of $11 million. Yes, really. (He’s as shocked as you are.)

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