DR. MO PICK­ENS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Life -

a shot, but it’s not be­cause he inched at im­pact.” Why does John­son inch so sel­dom? In his mind, the big­gest rea­son is a per­spec­tive born of his faith. Raised a Catholic, he be­came a com­mit­ted Chris­tian be­fore mar­ry­ing Kim in 2003.“For me, my faith has given me a new level of peace,” he says.“Be­cause what­ever is sup­posed to hap­pen is go­ing to hap­pen, and I’m go­ing to be okay re­gard­less.What takes the pres­sure o is this:If I can glo­rify God, re­gard­less of what I shoot, it’s a good day.”

To some, that might make Zach John­son seem bor­ing. But as he proved at the Old Course, and as he has demon­strated since boy­hood to any­one who paid at­ten­tion, the way he keeps catch­ing up is ex­cit­ing.

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