KAPALUA, Hawaii – Zach Johnson didn’t have much of an offseason, which might be a good thing considering he’s gone from winning last month’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge to leading this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions through two rounds.
He isn’t ready to rest yet, either, as he’ll be one of very few players who competes at each of the year’s first three events.
“Next week (Sony Open in Hawaii) is a great golf course for me - that's not a secret,” he said Saturday after a second-round 66 gave him a three-shot lead. “And I think Humana is great. Those venues are great for me, because it's ryegrass greens, they are pretty true, and the courses aren't monstrous.”
Then comes the vacation.
Johnson won’t play for a month following the Humana Challenge, electing to skip the Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Northern Trust Open before returning for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at the end of February.