2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson does Iowa golf proud
After winning the 2007 Masters, Zach Johnson remained characteristically understated: “I’m Zach Johnson and I’m from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That’s about it. I’m a normal guy.”
Some of the more jaded among us might call Johnson boring.
Some might even call his home state boring, or wonder aloud if perhaps they use corn stalks as flagsticks in Iowa.
In actuality, though, there are some excellent golf courses in Iowa. And if you decide to go in search of golf there, or simply find yourself driving through and getting a little freaked out by the Children of the Corn landscape, you’ll discover not only fine courses, but also some fine deals.
In fact, one of the best areas for golf in Iowa is part of the Quad Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. The Quad Cities have in fact just listed a number of golf packages for 2007.
Of particular note on the Illinois side of the Mississippi is the TPC at Deere Run, home of the John Deere Classic.
Bottom line: The Midwest is home of some great golf, and some great golfers, Johnson being a case in point.
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You beat me to this one. I was going to be all over this angle. I attended the U of Iowa and Cedar Rapids is right up the road. Who said that golfers only come from CA, AZ or FL? What about Tim Heron (MN), John Harris (MN) Michelle Redmond (MN) and Tom Lehman (MN). Up here, we got 'em aplenty.
Midwestern golf and golfers rock!