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Zach Johnson Foundation Classic Draws Stars For A Good Cause
Scott Westerberg, KCRG-TV9 Sports
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The list of PGA Tour players at today's Zach Johnson Foundation Classic was impressive, with names like Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker and last year's John Deere Classic champion Jordan Spieth.
“It was a no-brainer when Zach asked me,” Spieth said. “He's a mentor to me, he's always talked about this event. I wanted to be a part of it, and also learn from it.”
“It's pretty special and pretty remarkable the lives that he's changing and the people that he's affecting,” former Hawkeye football player and recently retired NFL player Dallas Clark said. “It's all positive, and I'm just happy to be a small, small part of it.”
As the Zach Johnson Foundation continues to help more and more kids in Cedar Rapids, Johnson can't help but reflect on how much has changed for him and his family.
“This is something that my wife and I have dreamt about,” he said. “This is something that my family frankly never dreamed about. The opportunity to do something like this, to come back to the people and the community that gave you everything as a kid, you've got to take advantage of that.”