GO
Loading...

Johnson's Sponsors Rejoice At Dark-Horse Masters Win

A surprising golfer came out on top at the Masters this weekend. CNBC’s Darren Rovell appeared on “Power Lunch” Monday, with more on what the green jacket could mean for winner Zach Johnson.

Johnson had only won one PGA tour before his Masters victory. The 31-year-old from Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the least accomplished Masters winner since Larry Mize twenty years ago, but has earned $7 million in his ten years as a professional golfer, before his win on Sunday.

Aside from the $1.3 million Johnson made in winnings, the victory will also make him more valuable to his sponsors, Aegon (which also owns the sponsoring Transamerica brand) and RSM McGladrey. Rovell, who writes CNBC.com's Sports Biz blog, also mentions the memorabilia market and pointed out that on Sunday, 78 Zach Johnson items were sold on eBay -- while today 158 items are currently listed for sale.

Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
EBAY
---

Contact

  • Showtimes

    United States
    Monday - Friday 1:00P ET
    Europe
    Monday - Friday 18:00 CET
    Asia Pacific
    Tuesday - Saturday 01:00 SIN/HK
    Australia
    Tuesday - Saturday 03:00 AEST
  • Sue Herera is a founding member of CNBC, helping to launch the network in 1989. She is co-anchor of "Power Lunch."

  • "Power Lunch" & “Nightly Business Report” Co-Anchor

Power Pitch

Kenny Polcari