Who is Dustin Johnson?
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 a win to his name, lifting the trophy at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston that same year.
Dustin Johnson | An Overview
Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson
Born: June 22, 1984
Nationality: United States
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
College: Coastal Carolina University
Turned Pro: 2007
Professional Wins: 30
Highest World Ranking: 1 – February 19, 2017
Best Results In Majors
2x Major Champion – 2016 US Open, 2020 Masters Tournament
– Masters Tournament – WIN (2020)
– PGA Championship – 2nd/T2 (2019, 2020)
– US Open – WIN (2016)
– Open Championship – T2 (2011)
Professional Wins – 30
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
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?
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5˚ set to 12.5º, LA Golf Prototype shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Stealth HL (16.5˚, LA Golf Prototype shaft), TaylorMade Stealth (21˚ & 24˚, LA Golf Prototype shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (3-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52°-09SB and 60°–10SB, KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Itsy Bitsy Limited (SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 grip)
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x 2019
Shoes: adidas Tour 360 22
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.
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.
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.
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