Iowa native Zach Johnson to serve as honorary captain
Zach Johnson is coming home.
The PGA golfer will return to his birthplace on Saturday and serve as the honorary captain when Iowa takes on Maryland at Kinnick Stadium.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) October 29, 2015
Johnson grew up in Cedar Rapids and played golf at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He turned pro in 1998, but has made many trips back to Iowa City to cheer on the Hawks.
He you follow him on Twitter, you’ve probably seen his Iowa football tweets.
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) October 25, 2015
Johnson is coming off a year in which he claimed the British Open for his second major of his career. In 25 starts in 2015, he recorded 10 top-10 finishes.
In July, 2010 he established the Zach Johnson Foundation, which benefits children in need in the Greater Cedar Rapids area. The Foundation’s premier event is the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, a tournament that features PGA Tour players, as well as some of the game’s future superstars. The event has been held annually since 2011.
The Hawkeyes will look to improve to 8-0 for the first time in six years.