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K.C. Johnson

Columnist Chicago TribuneWriter

An Evanston native, K.C. Johnson joined the Tribune in 1990 after playing Division III basketball at Beloit (Wis.) College and covering high school sports and minor league baseball for the Beloit Daily News. He covered the Bulls’ second three-peat from 1996-98 for the Tribune’s website. After two seasons covering the Blackhawks and NHL, Johnson has been back on the Bulls full-time since 2000, save for a one-season assignment on the Bears in 2005. In between arenas, Johnson enjoys attending live music.

Recent Articles

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler selected most improved player in NBA

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler selected most improved player in NBA

    Everybody owns a Jimmy Butler story. Bulls General Manager Gar Forman remembers visiting Tyler (Texas) Junior College, where Butler played as a non-Division I recruit before landing as an under-the-radar player at Marquette, and watching a relentless work ethic. His off-season trainer, Chris Johnson,...

  • Rory McIlroy wins dramatic PGA Championship for second straight major

    Rory McIlroy wins dramatic PGA Championship for second straight major

    Bubba Watson turned the 2014 Masters into his Sunday stroll. Martin Kaymer lapped the field at June's U.S. Open. Despite his big lead getting trimmed by day's end, Rory McIlroy was never seriously threatened in the final round as he walked in the park at the British Open. The PGA Championship made...

  • Heavy rain creates issues at final round of PGA Championship

    Heavy rain creates issues at final round of PGA Championship

    After torrential downpours did their work Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club, course officials and volunteers did theirs. They moved more water than a filtration plant with squeegees and even towels on tee boxes. After a 1 hour, 51-minute delay thanks to the inch of rain that fell in less than an hour,...

  • PGA notes: Phil Mickelson isn't out of it

    PGA notes: Phil Mickelson isn't out of it

    Phil Mickelson almost made up for his uncharacteristically quiet performances at major championships this year with one eventful day. Mickelson's four-under-par 67 featured near misses on eagle putts on Nos. 7 and 18 as well as consecutive bogeys on Nos. 11 and 12. That's the wild ride that fans...

  • Rory McIlroy leads new name by one at PGA

    Rory McIlroy leads new name by one at PGA

    The final pairing for the final round of the 96th PGA Championship will feature the world's top-ranked and hottest golfer, one who, like Tiger or Phil, only needs his first name of Rory for widespread recognition. And then there's Rory McIlroy's playing partner. "Can you correctly pronounce your...

  • Rory McIlroy moves into PGA lead with 67

    Rory McIlroy moves into PGA lead with 67

    First-round co-leader Ryan Palmer had just slogged his way through a gritty round of one-under-par 70 to sit at seven under through 36 holes of the PGA Championship. He had danced through Friday's off-and-on raindrops to close with back-to-back birdies for the second straight day at Valhalla Golf...

  • Tiger Woods misses PGA cut, and it's not close

    Tiger Woods misses PGA cut, and it's not close

    The dissolution of dominance can be painful to watch. So too is playing golf with a bad back. Tiger Woods' mastery of major championships faded long ago, his drought stretching to the 2008 U.S. Open. But missing cuts at majors, which Woods did with a painful performance Friday, is another matter....

  • PGA notes: Tiger Woods fails to get rolling with a 74

    PGA notes: Tiger Woods fails to get rolling with a 74

    Typically, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play together only when their scores demand a weekend pairing. Thursday's early tee time with 2008 PGA champion Padraig Harrington marked only the 32nd time Woods and Mickelson have played together on the PGA Tour. And the tone for their scrambling rounds...

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