Who's who in golf - Dustin Johnson


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Name: - Dustin Hunter Johnson
Country: - USA
Born : - June 22, 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Original Home/Club: - Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2007
Web Address: - http://www.dustinjohnson.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - TaylorMade, Adidas, NetJets.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2016). Walker Cup player (2007). Ryder Cup player (2010, '12, '16). Presidents Cup player (2011, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour. US PGA Tour leading money winner (2016). First to achieve a WGC 'career slam' of all four WGC events (Champions, Championship, Invitational and Match Play). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.


Did you know?

"DJ" as he is often called, turned professional in 2007, earning his PGA Tour card at Q-school later that year. He subsequently enjoyed at least one PGA Tour win in each of his next six seasons on the tour.

Johnson frequently put himself in position to challenge for major championships, not least at the 2011 Open Championship when he finished second to Darren Clarke, and the 2015 US Open, which was won by Jordan Spieth. Johnson's major championship breakthrough eventually came at the 2016 U.S. Open, when he overhauled Shane Lowry's four shot lead at the start of the final round, running out the winner by 3 shots at Oakmont Country Club.

One of the longest hitters on tour, Johnson plays with an unusually "bowed" left wrist position at the top of his swing, which allows him to create tremendous clubhead speed at impact. Johnson is married to Paulina Gretzky, daughter of the legendary Canadian ice hockey star Wayne Gretzky.


Top tournaments won by Dustin Johnson

2017Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.267 (-17)$1,260,000
Played as the Genesis Open (formerly Northern Trust Open). Second-placed Thomas Pieters (Belg) and Scott Brown (USA) finished 5 shots behind Johnson (USA), whose win took him to No.1 in the official world rankings for the first time in his career. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
2017Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheGlen Oaks Club, NY267 (-13)$1,575,000
Played as The Northern Trust (formerly The Barclays; the first of four FedExCup playoff events). World No.1 Johnson (USA) beat World No.3 Jordan Spieth (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Glen Oaks Club, Westbury, Long Island, NY].
2017Men WGCWGC - ChampionshipChapultepec270 (-14)$1,660,000
Played as the WGC-Mexico Championship (formerly WGC-Cadillac Championship). Second-placed Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA), who was competing in his first tournament after becoming the World No.1 male golfer. [GC Chapultepec, Naucalpan, Mexico City].
2017Men WGCWGC - Match PlayAustin CC2 & 1$1,660,000
Played as the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Johnson (USA) beat Jon Rahm (Esp) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. Johnson lifted the Walter Hagen Cup and recorded his third win in as many starts on the PGA Tour. He also became the first player to win a WGC slam of all four WGC events (Champions, Championship, Invitational and Match Play). [Austin CC, Austin,Texas].
2016Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Crooked Stick265 (-23)$1,530,000
Played as the BMW Championship (the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Johnson (USA), who recorded his third win of the season. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
2016Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.172n/a
Johnson (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Adam Scott (Aus) was second with 69.470; Jordan Spieth (USA) was third with 69.520.
2016Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.172n/a
Johnson (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Jason Day (Aus) was second with 69.313; Adam Scott (Aus) was third with 69.470.
2016Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$9,365,185see Score
Johnson (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2016 leading money winner, with earnings of $9,365,185 on the Tour. Jason Day (Aus) was second with $8,045,112; Adam Scott (Aus) was third with $6,473,090.
2016Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Am90 ptsn/a
Johnson (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). Jason Day (Aus) was second with 74 pts.
2016Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Johnson (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2016Men MajorsUS OpenOakmont CC, PA276 (-4)$1,800,000
The US Open (116th). Second-placed Shane Lowry (Ire), Jim Furyk (USA) and Scott Piercy (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Johnson (USA). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
2016Men WGCWGC - InvitationalFirestone CC274 (-6)$1,620,000
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Second-placed Scott Piercy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA), who recorded his second straight win, having won the U.S. Open two weeks earlier. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
2015Men WGCWGC - ChampionshipDoral Golf Resort279 (-9)$1,570,000
Played as the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Second-placed J.B. Holmes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA), who claimed his second win in a WGC event. [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
2013Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort203 (-16)$1,140,000
Played as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 4 shots behind Johnson (USA), the first player since Tiger Woods to win in each of his first six seasons on the PGA Tour. Event shortened to 54-holes and a Tuesday finish due to high winds. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2013Men WGCWGC - ChampionsSheshan Intl.264 (-24)$1,400,000
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (co-santioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Johnson (USA), who claimed his first World Golf Championship win. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2012Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind271 (-9)$1,008,000
Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic. Second-placed John Merrick (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
2011Men AmericaNorthern Trust, ThePlainfield CC194 (-19)$1,350,000
Played as The Barclays (the first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed and defending champion Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (USA). Tournament reduced to 54 holes with hurricane Irene forecast to move through the area on the final day. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].
2010Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Cog Hill275 (-9)$1,350,000
Played as the BMW Championship (the third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
2010Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach270 (-16)$1,080,000
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Second-placed David Duval (USA) and J.B. Holmes (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Johnson (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Monterey Peninsula CC and Spyglass Hill GC].
2010Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC186 (-30)$375,000
Played as the Shark Shootout. Second-placed team of Darren Clarke (N.Ire) & Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Ian Poulter (Eng) & Dustin Johnson (USA). Played over three rounds : 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble.
2009Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach201 (-15)$1,080,000
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 4 shots behind Johnson (USA). Final round cancelled due to bad weather. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].
2008Men AmericaTurning Stone Ch'shipTurning Stone279$1,080,000
Played as the Turning Stone Championship. Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA), who claimed his first PGA Tour win in his rookie year. [Atunyote Golf Club, Turning Stone Resort, Vernon, NY].

 

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