Michael Johnson Player profile


Michael Johnson

Home Town: Birmingham, Ala.
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.

Holes-in-one: Two

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