- Christa Johnson
Christa Johnson Personal information Full name Christa Johnson Born April 25, 1958
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Nationality United States Residence Arizona Spouse Duane A. Bernard (m.2007) Career College University of Arizona Turned professional 1980 Current tour(s) Legends Tour (joined 2006) Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1980-2008) Professional wins 12 Number of wins by tour LPGA Tour 9 Other 3 Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T5: 1987 LPGA Championship Won: 1997 U.S. Women's Open T4: 1998 du Maurier Classic T5: 1986 Women's British Open DNP
Johnson joined the LPGA Tour in 1980. She won nine tournaments on the LPGA Tour, the first of them in 1984 and the last in 1997. Her one major championship title came at the 1997 McDonald's LPGA Championship. Her best money list finish was fourth, also in 1997. She won three tournaments on the Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA. She was a member of the winning USA Team during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Handa Cups, official world team challenge of the senior tour.
Johnson resides in Arizona with husband, Duane A. Bernard, former CEO of Specialty Health, LLC, and St. Catherine Healthcare, LLC, whom she married in March 2007. Johnson also played under the name Chris Johnson from 1980 to 1985.
LPGA Tour wins (9)
- 1984 (2) Samaritan Turquoise Classic, Tucson Conquistadores Open
- 1986 (1) GNA/Glendale Federal Classic
- 1987 (1) Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am
- 1990 (1) Atlantic City Classic
- 1991 (1) PING/Welch's Championship
- 1995 (1) Star Bank LPGA Classic
- 1997 (2) McDonald's LPGA Championship, Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
LPGA major is shown in bold.
Legends Tour wins (3)
- 2006 (1) BJ's Charity Championship (with Nancy Scranton)
- 2007 (1) BJ's Charity Championship (with Nancy Scranton)
- 2009 (1) Wendy's Charity Challenge
Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runner-up 1997 McDonald's LPGA Championship -3 (68-73-69-71=281) Playoff 1 Leta Lindley
1 Won in a sudden death playoff.
United States Solheim Cup team – 1998
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