Zach Johnson: Round Four Flash Interview

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Q. You just tossed the ball away. Some fan got it?
ZACH JOHNSON: Yeah, they were fighting for it.

Q. All the details on the ace?
ZACH JOHNSON: This is one of those weeks. I mean because of the way these greens are situated -- even if you're in the middle of the fairway and you're a twosome or threesome, if you can club off of them it's a huge advantage. If I would have had the honor there, I would have hit an 8-iron and I would have been short or off the green or in the trap. I hit a great iron, along the same line, and it landed -- it was five yards short of the green. So I just held a 7-iron, tried to hit a high, high 7-iron, an easy 7-iron. I think 167 hole, 168 hole -- 168, probably playing 166, one of those where it landed essentially kind of to the left and stopped. First one in competition.

Q. Really? How many overall?
ZACH JOHNSON: Three.

Q. First in competition?
ZACH JOHNSON: First in competition.

Q. So how does that cap the week?
ZACH JOHNSON: Yeah, I mean it makes a pretty sour to average week a little sweeter, right? Especially on Father's Day.

Q. When you hit it did you think it had a chance?
ZACH JOHNSON: When I hit it I thought it had a chance. Based on where the pin is you have to err long, and so I was expecting it to land past the pin and release two or three, and roll down there to 15 foot. But like I said, it played a lot longer than we anticipated, because he hit an 8-iron perfect. He's a half a club, maybe a quarter of a club longer than I am, and he was not in a good position.

Q. Did you know you were trending on social media with that ace? And your reaction?
ZACH JOHNSON: That's why I play golf, for social media. And that comes with the territory. I'm in a Major, I'm assuming it's a pretty good deal. My caddie actually made a wager with somebody, bet a hundred bucks that no one would make a hole-in-one this week. The way he looks at it, that might have made him a hundred, anyway.

Q. Peter Jacobsen aced one in '05. He was playing with Kenny Perry. And you were playing with JP?
ZACH JOHNSON: JP is a good luck charm. He made a 4-iron yesterday, and darn near made a 9-iron on the same hole today. And he was like this. He almost made back-to-back twos on 14.

Q. How about the other 17 holes?
ZACH JOHNSON: Really good. My short game was brutal today. Terrible. The longest putt I made was for par on 16, about six feet. By far the longest putt I made. Hit it great. Tee-to-green was awesome. Pitch shots, long putts and short putts, those 8 to 15-footers that you have to make, I made none. Zero. With that being said, I think it was a good week, it just wasn't a great week.
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1KAYMER, Martin-9F-1
T2COMPTON, Erik-1F+2
T2FOWLER, Rickie-1F+2
T4BRADLEY, Keegan+1F-3
T4DAY, Jason+1F-2
T4KOEPKA, Brooks+1F+1
T4JOHNSON, Dustin+1F+3
T4STENSON, Henrik+1F+3
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