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Who is Dustin Johnson?

He’s a two-time major winner and a LIV Golf League Champion, but who is Dustin Johnson? Check out our player profile on the American here…

 

Dustin Johnson is one of the most laid-back personalities in the game of golf and has had success wherever he has gone. The American now operates solely on the LIV Golf tour, where he has already won events.

Johnson played on winning Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams during his amateur career before turning professional in 2007. He claimed his first PGA Tour victory a year later, at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, and it would be the first of 24 wins on the PGA Tour.

The American has two major championships to his name. He won the US Open in 2016, before breaking the tournament record score in his Masters Tournament win four years later. He has also finished 2nd in the Open Championship and the PGA Championship, doing so in the latter in both 2019 and 2020.

Johnson is the only man in the history of the sport to have his name on all four of the World Golf Championships trophies. Only Tiger Woods has more wins in the WGC events than Johnson. He also joined Woods in being a World No 1, with Johnson spending more than a year at the summit of the world rankings.

In 2021, Johnson went a perfect 5-0-0 in the Ryder Cup, and a year later, he resigned from the PGA Tour, joining the breakaway LIV Golf tour. He is the team captain of 4Aces GC, and has won three times on the tour so far, with victories in Boston, Tulsa and Las Vegas.

Dustin Johnson | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson
Born: June 22, 1984
Nationality: United States
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States

Career

College: Coastal Carolina University
Turned Pro: 2007
Professional Wins: 30
Highest World Ranking: 1 – February 19, 2017

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – WON (2020)
– PGA Championship – 2nd/T2 (2019, 2020)
– US Open – WON (2016)
– Open Championship – T2 (2011)

Professional Wins – 31

2008 (1) – Turning Stone Resort Championship
2009 (1) – AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2010 (2) – AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BMW Championship, Shark Shootout
2011 (1) – The Barclays
2012 (2) – FedEx St Jude Classic
2013 (2) – Hyundai Tournament of Champions, WGC-HSBC Champions
2015 (1) – WGC-Cadillac Championship
2016 (3) – US Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, BMW Championship
2017 (3) – WGC-Mexico Championship, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, The Northern Trust
2018 (3) – Sentry Tournament of Champions, FedEx St Jude Classic, RBC Canadian Open
2019 (2) – Saudi International, WGC-Mexico Championship
2020 (4) – Travelers Championship, The Northern Trust, Tour Championship, Masters Tournament
2021 (1) – Saudi International
2022 (1) – LIV Golf Invitational Boston
2023 (1) – LIV Golf Tulsa
2024 (1) – LIV Golf Las Vegas

Achievements and Awards

PGA Player of the Year – 2016
PGA Tour Player of the Year – 2015-16, 2019-20
Vardon Trophy – 2016, 2018
Byron Nelson Award – 2016, 2018
FedEx Cup Champion – 2020
LIV Golf Invitational Series Champion – 2022 

Dustin Johnson | What’s In His Bag?

DJ is a TaylorMade staffer, playing versions of the Stealth throughout his driver and fairway woods. He then uses specialist DJ prototype irons, along with MG wedges and an Itsy Bitsy Spider putter. Johnson wears Adidas apparel, including shoes.

Dustin Johnson’s full what’s in the bag can be read here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Dustin Johnson

When and where was Dustin Johnson born?

Dustin Johnson was born on June 22, 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. DJ started playing at a young age, hitting balls from 7am to 9pm on weekends while he was still in school.

When did Dustin Johnson turn professional?

Johnson turned professional in 2007, and earned his PGA Tour card for 2008 later in that year. He did so by finishing inside the top 25 at Q School.

How many major championships has Dustin Johnson won?

As of July 2023, Dustin Johnson has won two major championships. He was victorious at the US Open in 2016, before winning the Masters Tournament in 2020. He has also finished 2nd in both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

Dustin Johnson

Who is Dustin Johnson married to?

Johnson is married to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of legendary NHL player Wayne Gretzky. The pair got married in 2022 after nine years together. They have two sons, River and Tatum.

Did you Know?

Masters Tournament Record Holder

Johnson’s second major victory came at Augusta National in November 2020, after the tournament had been postponed from its usual April slot due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DJ won with a score of 20-under-par, setting a new record for the Masters Tournament.

First LIV Golf Champion

Johnson joined LIV Golf in the summer of 2022, and became the league’s first champion. The American finished the season with 135 points over the seven events, including a win in Boston. He won the title by more than 50 points from South Africa’s Branden Grace. As captain of the 4Aces GC, he also won the inaugural Teams Championship as well.

Winner In 14 Straight Seasons

DJ has been consistent during his time on the PGA Tour, winning at least one tournament in each of his first 14 seasons on the Tour. Only Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus have won an event in more consecutive seasons.

He is also the only player to have won in each of the LIV Golf League’s first three seasons, with wins in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Dustin Johnson Golf School

The Dustin Johnson Golf School runs out of TPC Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, near DJ’s childhood home. The school offers private tutoring, junior coaching and online lessons.

Other Dustin Johnson Articles

‘I don’t care’: DJ still unfazed by LIV critics

Mickelson, Lowry, DJ.. Big names miss the Open cut

Dustin Johnson shows ‘major class’ to recover from quadruple bogey at US Open

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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