General: According to Goss, "was as talented a player we've had at Northwestern" ... Great ball striker ... Finished second on NU's career stroke average (72.79) ... Two-time honorable mention All-American and three-time All-Big Ten honoree.
2003-04: GCAA Ping All-Midwest Region honoree ... Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Earned an at-large invite to the NCAA Central Regional Championships, where he placed 66th ... Sat 10th and 19th after respective first and second rounds of NCAA Regional ... After a slow start at the beginning of the year, finished in the top five in the fall's final two events ... Posted a third-place finish at The Prestige at PGA West with a 6-under 210 ... Registered a fifth-place showing in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a 6-under 207 ... Played six of his fall's final eight rounds under par ... Reached a low score of 67 in both the Alister MacKenzie and the Prestige ... Posted two top-five and two-top-15 finishes in the spring -- third place at the Boilermaker Invitational (4-under 212), fifth place at the Mercedes-Benz Championships (even-par 216), 13th at the Kepler Intercollegiate (7-over 223) and 15th at the Puerto Rico Classic (1-over 217) ... Invited to play in November's Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic with 28 other top men's collegiate golfers, but did not participate due to a wrist injury ... Had a great summer (2003) of amateur competition, qualifying for the U.S. Amateur a third time and also the final 16 of the Western Amateur by finishing runner-up in the medal play portion.
2002-03: Ping All-America honorable mention selection ... First-team All-Big Ten and GCAA Ping All-Midwest Region honoree ... 2003 Ben Hogan Award watch list (top 20 college golfers) ... Closed the year with a 71.62 average -- the fifth-best season mark in school history ... Posted six top-3 finishes on the year with one victory ... Led Northwestern in six of the team's 12 tournaments ... Won his first collegiate event by shooting a tournament-record 10-under 206 at NU's Windon Memorial Classic, where he posted a tourney-record 66 in the final round to win the event by four strokes and help the Wildcats capture the team title ... Finished second at the Big Ten Championships with a 7-under 277 and earned All-Big Ten Championship honors ... Placed second at Cal's Alister MacKenzie Invitational with an 8-under 205 ... Notched a career-best 65 in the second round of that tournament ... Opened the year by finishing third at the Inverness Intercollegiate (4-over 217) ... Posted a third-place finish at the Rice Intercollegiate (even par 216) ... Finished third in the Bruce Fossum-Spartan Invitational (5-under 211) ... Tied for 11th place at The Nelson (2-under 211) ... Finished 14 of his 34 rounds under par ... Finished seven of his 12 falll rounds under par ... Began the spring with a No. 6 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.
2001-02: GCAA All-Region honoree ... Ranked by Golf World as one of the nation's top 50 College Players to Watch ... Led NU in seven tourneys ... Team leader in stroke average (72.92) and top-10 finishes (five) ... Earned one of the six NCAA individual at-large berths at the national championships by finishing fifth (1-under 213) at the Central Regional Championships ... Placed 86th at nationals ... Turned in third-place showings at the fall's Wolverine Invitational and The Tillinghast ... Finished at or under par in 17 of 37 rounds ... His other top-10 placings came at The Prestige (seventh) and U.S. Collegiate Championships (fifth) ... Opened the U.S. Collegiate Championships with a career-best 5-under 67 ... Qualified for 2002 U.S. Amateur Championships ... Qualified for seven USGA national championships ... Placed fifth at the Northeast and seventh at the Monroe amateur events.
2000-01: Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten honoree ... Ping honorable mention All-American ... Tabbed the Big Ten Golfer of the Week for his performance at the Illinois Triangular, where he shared medalist honors with teammate Luke Donald (1-over-par 73) ... Opened his collegiate career by leading NU to a fourth-place finish at The Ridges with a third-place score of 4-under-par ... Also placed third at The Prestige (5-under-par) at Palm Desert ... Second on team with a 72.62 stroke average ... Tied for 19th at the Ping Preview ... Fired a low round of 68 at The Prestige and Big Ten's ... Five top-10 finishes ... Advanced to match-play competition at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in San Antonio in summer 2001.
High School: Team MVP all four years of high school ... Selected to all-league team, winning league MVP junior year ... Selected to all-metro team, winning all-metro MVP honors senior year ... California State junior champion in 1998 and runner-up in 1999 ... Won five junior championships in California ... Qualified for three consecutive U.S. Junior Amateurs ... Qualified for Match Play at the 1998 U.S. Amateur at the age of 16, advanced to second round ... Played in 2000 British Amateur Championship, 2000 U.S. Amateur Publinks Championship and 2000 Porter Cup Amateur ... Finished runner-up at 1999 California State Junior Amateur and 1999 AJGA Championship.
Personal: Born Thomas Francis Johnson on 8/19/81 ... Son of Charles and Elizabeth Johnson ... Communication studies major.
Johnson's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Strokes Average Low
2000-01 34 2469 72.62 68
2001-02 37 2698 72.92 67
2002-03 34 2435 71.62 65
2003-04 36 2661 73.92 67
TOTALS 141 10263 72.79 65