Zach Johnson wants young stars to get a taste of vintage Tiger
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Zach Johnson is among those hoping Tiger Woods returns to his old form, but he's got a unique reason.

Johnson wants the young stars on the PGA Tour - like Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas - to experience what he and other pros had to face while Woods was in his golfing prime.

"Truth be told, I'd love to have these young guys that are dominating the game have a piece, just one year, of what we experienced," Johnson said with a laugh at the Sony Open, according to Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel.

Fourteen-time major champ Woods is set to return to the tour in two weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, where he'll attempt to win his 80th career PGA Tour title since turning pro in 1996.

"I'm not going to disregard the talent that is out here right now. I guess I look at it like this: You had the Hogans, the Sneads, Byron Nelsons, Palmer, and then Nicklaus and Watson," explained Johnson. "Then (the) Greg Norman, Couples, Seve era. And then it pretty much went into Tiger, and it was Tiger for a long, long time.

"Now, who are you going to pick? Are you going to pick Jordan? Are you going to pick Justin? Are you going to pick Jason? Are you going to pick Rory? There are four or five guys carrying the torch, but there was one for a long time."

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