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When golfer Zach Johnson entered the Masters Tournament in 2007 ranked number 56, even he didn't think he would take home the coveted green jacket. But cheered on by his wife, Kim, and his baby boy, the small-town boy from Iowa overcame the odds to reach his lifelong dream!

In Zach's triumphant moment, golfing great Phil Mickelson put the green jacket of the Masters Tournament champion on his shoulders. "Having Phil Mickelson put it on me was great. I mean, that was just another dream come true," he says. "And also just the symbol that it represents as an Augusta National green jacket at the Masters Tournament, the history and the tradition behind it. I feel very, very honored and very, very privileged."

Several weeks after his victory, Zach says he's still trying to take it all in. "[It is] very surreal still, looking back. I've seen the footage every now and then," he says. "And I'm still pinching myself as a result."
FROM: The Best!
Published on January 01, 2006


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