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Bio

Neil Johnson was born on April 10, 1982 in the small town of River Falls, Wisconsin. The son of a doctor and a nurse, Neil became hooked on golf at the age of five after his Dad brought him to the golf course and let him hit a few shots. He played four years of varsity golf at River Falls High School, and opted to attend a NCAA Division 3 College where he would play immediately, instead of attempting to walk-on at a Division 1 University.

He chose Gustavus Adolphus College, which is located in St. Peter, Minnesota. He played every tournament in his four-year career. He earned All-America, Academic All-America, All-Conference, and All-District honors during each of his four years at school, and was a part of the 2004 NCAA Division 3 National Championship team. After graduating in 2004, Neil remained an amateur for two summers. At the time, he needed to start winning on a state level and wanted to compete in more USGA/National events.  In 2004, he advanced to the Match Play in the US Public Links and the North/South Amateur.  He also won the Wisconsin State Match Play in 2005 and was awarded Wisconsin Player of the Year for 2005, which resulted in being his final year as an amateur.

Neil’s journey as a pro has been a trip through a variety of mini-tours across the United States and one year on PGA TOUR Canada.  He earned his Web.com Tour card via Q-school in the fall of 2013.

Did You Know

  • Neil plays piano whenever he can find one and loves staying with a host family that has one in the living room. He says it’s a great “ice breaker” when meeting people.
  • Neil’s golf clubs have taken him to many far-off places: Thailand, Italy, China, Morocco, Mexico, Canada, and nearly all 50 states.
  • First golf tournament victory: Phil Segner Memorial Tourney
  • Celebrity Doppelganger: Jason Bateman
  • Grew up a short 40 minutes from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota), so Neil considers himself to be from Minnesota and Wisconsin.