Johnson Wagner
Karen Kuehn
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Johnson Wagner was a Nationwide Tour cliche when he started the 2005 season: He oozed talent but lacked seasoning. Over his first two years he'd made 28 cuts, with an unremarkable five top-10s, in 50 starts. Once, upon finding himself in the lead and live on The Golf Channel, he panicked and played himself out of contention over the weekend. He knew the value of a good caddie — he'd looped for three summers at Hudson National in Westchester County, N.Y. — but for the sake of comfort he'd initially used his older brother T.J. on the bag. When T.J. went back to his day job, Wagner upgraded to a career caddie, a fatherly Englishman named Tim Pressman who was so pierced full of holes he went by the nickname "Rings." It was a start.


















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