Dustin Hunter Johnson is a professional golfer from the United States. He began playing the sport at a young age but rose to prominence after an outstanding undergraduate career at Coastal Carolina University. He earned a degree in Sports Management from the university.
Johnson is the world’s number one golfer at the time of writing, a position he has held since February 2017.
Dustin Johnson is one of three children born to Scott and Kandee Johnson. Dustin’s father was a club golf pro when he was a boy, but the #1 ranked golfer learned the game on his own. Dustin’s parents divorced in the 1990s, forcing him to live with his father and only on occasion with his mother.
Johnson proposed to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of famed NHL player Wayne Gretzky, in 2013. They have two kids together, Tatum (born in 2015) and River (born in 2017). The couple has not yet married.
Johnson has won two Majors so far: the US Open in 2016 and the Masters Tournament in 2020.
Johnson is the first player to have won all four World Golf Championships.
Johnson’s 72-hole score total of 268 at Augusta National eclipsed Tiger Woods’s 1997 Masters record of 270, which Jordan Spieth equalled in 2015. His four bogeys were the fewest in tournament history.
Since his debut in 2007, Johnson has won at least one championship in every season. He is now at par with Tiger Woods, who also has a 14-game streak, and is second only to Jack Nicklaus, who has a 17-game streak.
Johnson has a net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The American has earned just over $70 million in tournament prize money, making him the fifth highest-earning golfer of all-time.
Johnson gets approximately $11 million each year in sponsorships. Some of the top businesses that are currently sponsoring Johnson are Adidas, BodyArmor, Hublot, and TaylorMade.
TaylorMade extended his contract with him earlier this year. Dustin Johnson offers a Dustin Johnson collection on Adidas, where fans can get the complete look, from his shoes to his cap.
Foundation and charity
The Dustin Johnson Foundation was founded in 2010 with the intention of helping youth projects as well as promoting and supporting youth and college golf programmes. The organisation plans to host the DJ World Junior Golf Championship in 2021, with all proceeds benefiting youngsters in need of scholarships and equipment.
Johnson has also participated in a number of charity golf exhibition games, the most recent of which being in May 2020, when he teamed up with fellow pro Rory McIlroy to collect funds for coronavirus relief.