Dustin Johnson. Source: Sports Monks

Dustin Hunter Johnson is a PGA Tour professional golfer from the United States.

Source: Business Insider

Early life

Dustin Hunter Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 22, 1984. He developed an interest in golf fast and joined the college team while attending Coastal Carolina University. He majored in Sports Management while at university. Johnson showed remarkable promise as an amateur golfer during these early years.

Career

Johnson originally turned pro at the age of 23 in 2007, and by 2008, he had secured a PGA Tour card. During his first year on the PGA Tour, he won the Turning Stone Resort Championship and then the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. By the end of the 2009 season, he was placed 15th on the PGA Tour in terms of money won.

He made headlines in 2010 when he upset former world number one David Duval to retain his AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Championship. Johnson won the BMW Championship at Cog Hill after a string of dismal results at the PGA Championship and the 2010 US Open. By the end of the 2010 season, Dustin had risen to fourth in the PGA Tour money list.

3rd in world golf rankings

In 2011, he finished tied for second place at the 2011 Open Championship in England. This result was his best-ever result at a major championship at this time in his career. This result also lifted Johnson to seventh place in the world. In addition, he rose to third place in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Source: The Times of India

He also won another PGA Tour title in 2011 at The Barclays, propelling him to fourth in the world rankings. Johnson’s 2012 season was hampered by a back ailment that sidelined him for two months. He did, however, recover in 2013, winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Dustin finished the year with another victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

2014 proved to be another stumbling block in Johnson’s career. During that year, he declared that he would be taking a hiatus from golf to seek assistance with “personal challenges.” A media frenzy erupted, with rumours flying everywhere. According to some reports, Johnson was suspended for cocaine and marijuana possession after testing positive in two further tests dating back to 2009. The PGA Tour, however, verified that Dustin was voluntarily withdrawing from golf and had not been suspended.

Return to the top 3 charts

Dustin demonstrated his promise when he returned to golf in 2015, returning to the top 15 in the global rankings. In 2016, he got back into the top three in the world rankings. Dustin Johnson was named the world’s number one golfer after winning the Genesis Open by five shots in 2017. With this victory, Johnson had also won a championship in each of his first ten seasons. Only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus had previously accomplished this feat.

Johnson also won the WGC-Mexico Championship, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, and The Northern Trust in 2017. He was unable to compete in the 2017 Masters Tournament after tumbling down his staircase at home and injuring his back. He won three tournaments in 2018: the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and the RBC Canadian Open.

Dustin won the Saudi International and the WGC-Mexico Championship in 2019. He also finished second at the Master’s Tournament and tied for second at the PGA Championship. Dustin won the Travelers Championship in 2020 with a score of 19 under par. He went on to win the Northern Trust, the FedEx Cup, and the Tour Championship, resuming his position atop the global rankings.

Records

Johnson has two major titles to his name: the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par total of 276 and the 2020 Masters Tournament with a record score of 268, 20-under-par. He had previously tied for second place in both the 2011 Open Championship and the 2015 U.S. Open. Only Tiger Woods has more World Golf Championship triumphs than him, and he is the first golfer to win each of the four World Golf Championship competitions.

Source: Golf Digest

Johnson, who won the 2020 Travelers Championship, became the third player in Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14). Johnson is one of the PGA Tour’s longest drivers, having been placed in the top 10 in the driving distance every year from 2008 to 2020, and leading in 2015.

Johnson became the world’s number one golfer in February 2017 and remained there for 64 weeks, the fifth-longest run at the top. He returned to the top spot in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and has been there for a total of more than 130 weeks.

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament110356119
PGA Championship020367129
U.S. Open1114681412
The Open Championship010135119
Totals2511120264839

PGA Tour career summary

SeasonStartsCuts
made
Wins
(majors)
2nd3rdTop-10Top-25Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
20071000000Cut00
200830171003611,789,89542
2009252010051112,977,90115
2010232020171214,473,1224
201121171216914,309,9615
2012191710191113,393,82019
201322161106812,963,21419
2013–14171412071014,249,18012
2014–152118120111315,509,4675
2015–1622213 (1)12151919,365,1851
2016–17201741181418,732,1933
2017–182019323121718,457,3522
2018–19191812071015,534,6197
2019–2014113207915,837,2673
2020–21*331 (1)103313,117,0401
Career*27722824 (2)169106152170,710,2155
As of November 15, 2020

Personal life

Johnson married model, singer, and celebutante Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of Canadian ice hockey star Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones, in August 2013. Johnson first met Gretzky in 2009, but they did not begin dating until early 2013. The couple got engaged seven months later. Tatum Gretzky Johnson (born January 19, 2015) and River Jones Johnson are their two boys (born June 12, 2017).

Source: Golf.com

Austin Johnson, Johnson’s brother, caddied for him during his 2020 Masters victory.

Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе
Dustin Hunter Johnson
Nісk Nаmе/Сеlеbrаtеd NаmеDJ
Віrth РlасеColombia, South Carolina
Dаtе оf Віrth/Віrthdау22 June 1984
Аgе/Ноw Оld37 уеаrѕ оld
Неіght/Ноw ТаllIn Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches –6′ 4″
WеіghtIn Kilograms – 86 Kg
In Pounds – 190 lbs
Раrеntѕ NаmеFather –Scott Johnson
Mother –Kandee Johnson
ЅіblіngѕAustin Johnson(brother),
Laurie Johnson(sister)
NаtіоnаlіtуAmerican
Маrіtаl ЅtаtuѕIn a Relationship
GіrlfrіеndPaulina Gretzky
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn NаmеTatum Gretzky Johnson(son),
River Jones-Johnson(son)
РrоfеѕѕіоnGolfer
Nеt Wоrth$60 million
Lаѕt UрdаtеdЈunе 2021

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