Home Town: Birmingham, Ala.
Graduation: Class of 2011
2010 Junior Players Champion
Michael Johnson refused to lose at this year's Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Johnson led after every round of one of the biggest tournaments on the AJGA's schedule. Johnson holed a 20-foot bogey putt on the final hole to edge out Jordan Spieth and Emiliano Grillo by a single shot. Golfchannel.com caught up with this year's Junior Players Championship champion and got a chance to learn about some of the champ's interests both on and off the course.
Birthday: April 2, 1993
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
On your iPod: Dave Matthews and Lil Wayne
Favorite movie: The Hangover
Favorite television show: SportsCenter
Favorite book: Not a big reader
Favorite hobby other than golf: Playing basketball
Dream foursome: My older brother, my dad, Payne Stewart, and me
Words to live by: “Don’t worry. Be happy.”
Needs improvement: Putting
Favorite club: Lob wedge
Ballmarker: 1957 half dollar
Superstitions: I always have to wear a bracelet. It doesn’t matter which wrist.
Age you first broke 70: 14
Love to trade places with (for a day): LeBron James
Favorite non-golf athlete: LeBron James
Best thing about traveling to play golf: You get to see all of your friends and different places besides home.
Favorite place visited for a tournament: TPC Sawgrass
College golf plans: Committed to Auburn University