Johnson Wagner

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Johnson Wagner
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Montford Johnson Wagner
Born (1980-03-23) March 23, 1980 (age 34)
Amarillo, Texas
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Charlotte, North Carolina
Spouse Katie Wagner
Children Graham, Marianne
Career
College Virginia Tech
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T36: 2008
U.S. Open CUT: 2004, 2007
The Open Championship T58: 2013
PGA Championship T51: 2011

Montford Johnson Wagner (born March 23, 1980) is an American professional golfer.

Professional career[edit]

Wagner is currently a member of the PGA Tour. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour from 2003 to 2006. He earned his PGA Tour card for the 2007 season by finishing 2nd on the money list in the Nationwide Tour in 2006.[1] In 2008 Wagner gained his first PGA Tour victory at the Shell Houston Open. The win earned him an invitation to the Masters Tournament[2] and a two year Tour exemption.[3]

In 2010, Wagner finished 126th on the PGA Tour after a rally at the season finale fell short, just missing full Tour privileges. He was described as "delighted" because he started the week 153rd on the money list.[4] Wagner's improved position meant avoiding the second stage of PGA Tour Q School and retaining conditional status on the PGA Tour rather than having to play out of the past champions category.

On February 27, 2011, he won the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun in a playoff over Spencer Levin with par on the first hole and regained his Tour card through 2013.[3][5] It was the first time since 2000 that a golfer (Robert Allenby) finished 126th on the Tour and won the following season. Johnson won the first full-field event of 2012, the Sony Open in Hawaii,[6] and extended his Tour privileges through 2014. He also moved into the Top 100 in the OWGR for the first time in his career, moving from 198 to 92. Wagner had a disappointing 2014 season on the PGA Tour and finished 150th on the FedEx Cup points list (the last position to retain any PGA Tour status), leaving him conditionally exempt for the 2014–15 season.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 6, 2008 Shell Houston Open –16 (63-69-69-71=272) 2 strokes United States Chad Campbell, Australia Geoff Ogilvy
2 Feb 27, 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun –17 (69-66-65-67=267) Playoff United States Spencer Levin
3 Jan 15, 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii –13 (68-66-66-67=267) 2 strokes United States Harrison Frazar, United States Charles Howell III,
United States Sean O'Hair, Sweden Carl Pettersson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun United States Spencer Levin Won with par on the first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T36 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T58
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T51 CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morfit, Cameron (January 1, 2007). "Johnson Wagner is Ready". Golf Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Wagner earns Masters berth with first PGA Tour victory". ESPN. Associated Press. April 6, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Green Jr., Ron (January 28, 2012). "Charlotte's Johnson Wagner finds groove on PGA Tour". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Lavner, Ryan (November 15, 2010). "Wagner remains upbeat despite loss of card". Golfweek. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Johnson Wagner wins after playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. February 27, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Johnson Wagner wins PGA Tour's Sony Open". The Seattle Times. January 15, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 

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