Richard Johnson (golfer)

For the Swedish golfer, see Richard S. Johnson.
Richard Johnson
Personal information
Born (1972-02-02) 2 February 1972
Cardiff, Wales
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality  Wales
Residence Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
College Augusta State University
Turned professional 1995
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour Tour 4
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner

Richard Johnson (born 2 February 1972) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Johnson led the Nationwide Tour money list in 2007 to get his PGA Tour card for the 2008 season, but was unable to retain his card. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 1999 to 2004, 2006 to 2007, and 2009 to 2010.

At the 2009 Michael Hill New Zealand Open on the Nationwide Tour, Johnson scored a hole in one on the par-4 15th hole for which he won a pallet of Heineken beer. He was only the second Nationwide Tour golfer to score a hole-in-one on a par-4 (Chip Beck was the first in 2001).[1]

His father Peter Johnson is the former pro at Vale of Glamorgan in Cardiff, Wales and is chairman of the PGA in Wales. Peter Johnson is now the professional at Ridgeway Golf Club in Caerphilli.

Professional wins (4)

Nationwide Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 7 Feb 1999 Nike Florida Classic −14 (68-65-68-69=270) 1 stroke United States Bobby Wadkins
2 1 Oct 2000 Monterey Peninsula Classic −3 (75-71-71-68=285) 1 stroke United States Michael Allen
3 7 Oct 2007 Mark Christopher Charity Classic −11 (65-72-69-67=273) Playoff United States Jeremy Anderson, Australia Matt Jones
4 4 Nov 2007 Nationwide Tour Championship −20 (66-64-67-67=264) 1 stroke United States Michael Letzig

Team appearances

See also


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