Play Your Best | Iron ShotsFebruary 16, 2015

Z-Money

Did somebody say closest to the pin?

Probably like anyone with a "Z" name, I get a lot of nicknames. The one I secretly like best is Z-Money. It sounds like someone who gets it done under pressure, and that's big for a tour player.

As a kid playing everything, I wanted the ball with the clock running down. I didn't always score, but I had to be in on the play. One of the cool things about golf is, there are a ton of those meaningful moments in every round. The last four or five holes, I love having the chance to stuff an iron shot in there close. Setting up a kick-in birdie with a tournament on the line is as good as it gets.

Here's what my teacher, Mike Bender, and I have worked on to get me sticking more iron shots.

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson