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Christa Johnson
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’11”...Several people have influenced her career, most recently Susie Meyers...Inducted into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1985…Played as Chris Johnson from 1980-2005.


  • In 2007, teamed with Nancy Scranton to win the BJ’s Charity Championship on The Legends Tour for the second consecutive year.
  • In 2006, best finish was a tie for 24th at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, after carding a season-low 68 in the final round; also teamed with Nancy Scranton to win the BJ Charity Championship Presented by OLAY on The Legends Tour.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for 11th at the State Farm Classic.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 11th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open; tied her career-low 63 during the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for 15th at both the Wegmans Rochester LPGA and the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE.
  • In 2001, best finish was a tie for 10th at the season-opening YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, best of four top-10 finishes was a tie for fifth at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for third at the Mercury Titleholders Championship, where she carded a career-low 63 in the second round.
  • In 1998, best finishes came at the Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Mercury Titleholders Championship and U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for fourth; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings after tying for sixth at the Lifetime’s AFLAC Tournament of Champions; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1997, captured two tournament titles, the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff with Leta Lindley, and the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after the Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am.
  • In 1996, best finish was second place at the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1995, captured her seventh career victory at the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1994, best finish came at the SAFECO Classic, where she tied for second.In 1993, tied for fourth at the season-opening HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural, where she recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one.
  • In 1992, best finish came at both the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and the U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for fifth.
  • In 1991, recorded her sixth career victory at the PING/Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1990, won the Atlantic City Classic and had five additional top-10 finishes.
  • In 1989, tied for second at the Atlantic City Classic for her season-best finish.
  • In 1988, top finish was a tie for sixth at the Standard Register PING; recorded the first ace of her LPGA career during the Mazda Classic.
  • In 1987, won the Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am.
  • In 1986, won the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic and placed second to Sandra Palmer at the Mayflower Classic after a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1985, top finish was a tie for sixth at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1984, captured the Samaritan Turquoise Classic title and won the Tucson Conquistadors Open the following week.
  • In 1983, best finish was a tie for fourth at the LPGA Championship.
  • In 1982, best finish was third place at the Mary Kay Classic.
  • In 1981, twice tied for eighth: Golden Lights Classic and West Virginia LPGA Classic.
  • In 1980, finished sixth at the July qualifying event to earn exempt status for the remainder of the season and for 1981; tied for 17th during her rookie debut at the Columbia Savings Classic.

    Winner of the 1975 Northern California Junior Girls Championship, Johnson was honored as a member of the Northern California International Junior Cup Team. Johnson was an All-American at the University of Arizona from 1979-80.