Michael Johnson
Michael  Johnson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Spain Park

05/17/2016

Auburn men’s golf builds 9-shot cushion after NCAA Regional 2nd round

Auburn men’s golf builds 9-shot cushion after NCAA Regional 2nd round

05/16/2016

Johnson leads Tigers in NCAA Regional first round

Johnson leads Tigers in NCAA Regional first round

05/04/2016

First-team All-SEC Michael Johnson leads 3 Auburn golfers honored

First-team All-SEC Michael Johnson leads 3 Auburn golfers honored

04/28/2016

Auburn’s Michael Johnson named Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist

Auburn’s Michael Johnson named Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist

04/16/2016

No. 6 Auburn men’s golf in 5th after SEC Championship 2nd round, Gilchrest 2nd

05/18/2016

5-18-2016 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Day 3

5-18-2016 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Day 3

05/17/2016

5-17-2016 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Day 2

5-17-2016 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Day 2

05/29/2013

5-29-13 NCAA Men's Golf Championships

5-29-13 NCAA Men's Golf Championships

05/31/2012

5-31-12 NCAA Golf round 3

5-31-12 NCAA Golf round 3

05/30/2012

5-30-12 NCAA Golf round 2

5-30-12 NCAA Golf round 2

Career Highlights
Currently has the lowest single-season stroke average in Auburn history at 69.69 (Blayne Barber 70.76 in 2011-12)
Owns Auburn single-season record with 3 wins in 2015-16
5 career wins, 2nd most in Auburn history behind Jimmy Green's 6
2016 All-SEC first-team
2016 Ben Hogan Award semifinalist
2016 Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist
2016 Haskins Award Watch List
2-time SEC Golfer of the Week, Feb. 25 & Mar. 22, 2016
2015 Primland Collegiate Invitational Champion
2016 Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate Champion
2016 Schenkel Invitational Champion
2015 All-SEC second-team
2015 NCAA All-Southeast Region
2015 Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner Champion
2015 Gary Koch Invitational co-Champion
2015 Broke the Auburn school 36-hole record with 15-under at Primland Collegiate Invitational
2015 Haskins Award Watch List
2014 Broke the Auburn school 54-hole record with 16-under at Primland Collegiate Invitational
2013 Alabama Golf Association Player of the Year
2013 Alabama State Amateur Champion
2013 PING Southeast All-Region Team
2012 NCAA All-Southeast Regional Team
2012 All-Freshman SEC Team

2011 U.S. Am Qualifying Co-Medalist
Career Low: 64, Primland Collegiate First Round (9/28/15) - tied the second lowest round in Auburn history

Senior (2015-16):
All-SEC first-team selection ... Ben Hogan Award semifinalist ... Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist ... Haskins Award watch list ... averaging 70.23 strokes per round, which is the seventh lowest in the nation and second lowest in the SEC ... it is currently the lowest in Auburn history (Blayne Barber 70.76 in 2011-12) ... ranked No. 1 in the country by Golfweek during the fall and spring seasons ... broke the Auburn single-season school record with three tournament wins in 2015-16 ... his five career wins is one shy of tying Jimmy Green's Auburn career record ... named SEC Golfer of the Week two times in a month, Feb. 25 and Mar. 22 ... 13 rounds in the 60s ... 24 sub-par rounds ... Counted 32-of-35 rounds played ... 6 top-5 finishes ... named SEC Golfer of the Week for the second time this season on March 22, third of his career, after winning his fifth career tournament, third of the season, at the Schenkel Invitational with a birdie on the second playoff hole over Vanderbilt's Will Gordon, finishing with a 13-under 68-65-70--203 ... made a birdie on the final hole to force the playoff at the Schenkel ... won his fourth career tournament, second of the season, at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate with a 14-under 66-68-68--202, tying the third-lowest 54-hole score in school history ... named SEC Golfer of the Week on Feb. 25 after winning the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate ... tied for third at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner with a 2-under 71-74-69--214 ... tied for 13th at the Seminole Intercollegiate at 2-under 74-70-70--214 ... won the third tournament of his career at the Primland Collegiate, breaking the 36-hole school record with a 15-under 64-65--129 ... Fired a career-low 64 in the opening round of the Primland Collegiate Invitational, tying for the second-lowest round in Auburn history ... Runner-up at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 10-under 66-70-64--200 ... Tied for 5th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a 5-under 70-72-69--211 ... 11th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 71-70-78--219 ... tied for 14th at the NCAA Regional with an even par 69-76-71--216 ... tied for 19th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay with a 1-over 73-70-74--217 ... tied for 20th at the Amer Ari Invitational with a 72-72-70--212 ... tied for 32nd in the SEC Championship with a 75-69-77--221.

Redshirt Junior (2014-15): Named to the All-SEC second-team ... NCAA All-Southeast Region selection ... averaged 71.35 strokes per round ... Had 19 sub-par rounds ... Nine rounds in the 60s ... Counted 35 of 39 rounds played ... Won his first collegiate tournament in the Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner with an 8-under 72-66-70--208 ... Won his second tournament in a month by being the co-medalist at the Gary Koch Invitational with an 8-under 70-69-69--208 ... Tied his career low 6-under 66 in the second round of the Tiger Invitational ... Broke the Auburn school 54-hole record by firing a 16-under 67-67-66-200 at the Primland Collegiate Invitational, finishing second, a shot behind North Carolina's William Register ... his 67s the first two rounds were career-lows while his final round 6-under 66 set a new career low ... Eighth at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate with an even par 71-74-71--216 ... Tied for 25th at the NCAA Championship as his final round 4-under 68 tied for the fifth lowest round in Auburn NCAA Championship history ... carded a 3-over 78-72-73-68--291 at the NCAA Championship ... Tied for 26th at the Amer Ari Invitational with a 6-under 69-70-71--210 ... Tied for 29th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 75-70-72--217 ... Tied for 30th at the NCAA Lubbock Regional with a 1-over 69-73-72--214 ... Tied for 32nd in the Sagamore Fall Preview with a 77-74--151 ... Tied for 32nd at the US Collegiate with a 74-73-71--218 ... Tied for 36th in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with a 73-73-72--218 ... Tied for 37th in the Schenkel Invitational with a 1-under 70-74-71--215 ... Tied for 47th at the SEC Championship with a 72-74-71--217.

Junior (2013-14):Redshirted for the 2013-14 season ... Was named the 2013 Alabama Golf Association Player of the Year after he won the 37th Men's Alabama State Amateur Championship in June 2013 ... Won the Dogwood Invitational and posted top 20s in the Northeast Amateur and Porter Cup.

Sophomore (2012-13): Played in 13 tournaments ... Second on the team in scoring at 72.85 ... Closed the fall season with back-to-back second place finishes ... Tied for seventh at the Samford Intercollegiate at 1-over and NCAA Regional with a 3-over ... Posted four top-10 and seven top-20 finishes with 11 sub-par rounds ... Led the team in rounds at par or better with 17 ... Counted 37 of his 39 rounds ... Carded five rounds in the 60s ... PING Southeast All-Region Team ... Won the Alabama State Amateur with a minus-16 (272) at Hoover Country Club ... Won the Dogwood Invitational at minus-28 (260) at Druid Hills Golf Club.

Freshman (2011-12): Started all four fall events as a true freshman ... Finished the fall with a tied for third after shooting a 69-71-72--212 (-4) at the U.S. Collegiate ... Tied for seventh at the SEC Championship shooting a 1-under 209 ... Tied for 19th in his first collegiate tournament at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Tied for 15th at the Olympia Fields Invitational at 7-over ... Finished tied for 19th in Auburn's win at the Gator Invitational at 9-over ... Ranks fifth on the team in scoring average at 72.30 ... Has counted 20-of-24 rounds this season which ranks second on the team ... Has fired 12 rounds at par or better ... Carded eight sub-par rounds.

Amateur: Qualified for the 2015 U.S. Amateur ... Won the 2012 Greystone Invitational ...Earned co-medalist honors at his 2011 U.S. Am qualifier ... Placed fourth at the 2011 Spirit of America ... Tied for fourth at the 2011 Greystone Invitational ... Won the 2010 Alabama State Match Play as a high school senior ... Placed fifth at the 2015 Northeast Amateur ... Placed sixth at the 2015 Porter Cup ... Placed seventh at the 2015 Dogwood Invitational ... Placed eighth at the 2015 Sunnehanna Amateur.

Junior: Won the 2010 Junior Players and the Deutsche Junior Open ... Earned top-10 finishes at the Ping Invitational and Charles Howell Junior Championship.

High School: Led Spain Park High School to the 2010 Alabama High School 6A state championship while claiming individual medalist honors, carding a 67-68--135 ... Won the AHSAA 6A State Championship three years in a row from 2008-10 ... Was named to the All-State team four years in a row.

Personal: Son of Hugh and Shari Johnson ... Born on April 2, 1993 ... Has a brother, Bradley (deceased) ... Home course is Altadena Valley Country Club ... Swing coach is Hank Johnson ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in public administration from Auburn University on May 7, 2016.

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