Dustin Johnson

Dustin Hunter Johnson famously known as Dustin Johnson is a professional golfer. At present, he is playing on the PGA Tour. He is nicknamed as “DJ”. He has proven himself as one of the grandmasters in the act of swinging. He won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur after playing collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University. He is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, having been ranked in the top five annually from 2008 and leading in 2015. He won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par score of 276 for his first major championship and became the world number 1-ranked golfer in February 2017 and remained there for 64 consecutive weeks, the 5th longest run as number 1. He also won the Genesis Open in February by five strokes over Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters as of 2017. He has also launched his foundation in 2010 that is focused mainly on help youngsters with youth and college golf programs. Winning the 2020 Travelers Championship, he became only 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). He is a very talented golfer in the history of golf.

54-hole lead remains a major problem for Dustin Johnson

Dustin entered the final round of the PGA Championship atop the leaderboard and shot 68 on Sunday (7th August 2020). Sunday marked the fourth time that the 36-year-old led going into the final round of a major championship, and it was the fourth time that he failed to close the deal. For Johnson, who shot a two-under 68 on a Sunday primed for red numbers to finish three strokes back of winner Collin Morikawa, it was his third runner-up in his last eight major starts, along with a T-3. But they don’t hand out trophies for almost winning. Johnson is now 0 for 4 after taking at least a share of the lead into the final round of a major. Johnson finished Saturday with a one-shot lead at 9 under and made the turn at minus-10. But he failed to birdie the par-5 10th-three-putting from 17 feet-after most of the competition had done just that. By the time he reached No. 14, he had fallen behind by a stroke, thanks to Morikawa’s chip-in on that very hole moments earlier. Whereas Morikawa drove the green on the par-4 16th and made his eagle putt, and from there, it was a race for second. His lone major victory had two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka dissing him on Saturday, saying he felt good going into the final round because “DJ’s only won one.” Rory McIlroy came to Johnson’s defense, noting Johnson has 21 career wins to Koepka’s seven.

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Famous For

  • Being a professional golfer who currently plays for PGA Tour. 
  • Being one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour.

What is the Birthplace of Dustin Johnson?

On 22nd June 1984, Dustin Johnson took birth in Columbia, South Carolina, the USA. His birth name/real name is Dustin Hunter Johnson. As of 2020, he celebrated his 36th birthday. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. He is currently residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the USA. He was born to his parents; Scott Johnson (father) and Kandee Johnson (mother). He also has two siblings; brother named Austin Johnson, and sister, Laurie Johnson. His brother is his caddie since late 2013. For his education, he attended Coastal Carolina University where he played golf and majored in Sports Management. He won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur in 2007 as an amateur. Also, he played on the winning 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams. Additionally, he is the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first seven seasons coming out of college. His Zodiac sign is Cancer and his religion is Christian. 

How was the Career of Dustin Johnson?

  • In 2007, Dustin Johnson turned professional achieving the 2008 PGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for 14th place at the 2007 qualifying school in December.
  • He also won his first PGA Tour event, the Turning Stone Resort Championship in upstate New York in October 2008. 
  • Moreover, he won his second event at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and finished the 2009 season ranked 15th on the PGA Tour money list.
  • He defends his AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title in 2010 by defeating David Duval and J. B. Holmes. 
  • At the U.S. Open, he continued his Pebble Beach success by shooting 71-70-66 to take a three-shot lead over Graeme McDowell. 
  • He held a one-shot lead entering the final hole at the 2010 PGA Championship of the final round and finished the 2010 season ranked 4th on the PGA Tour money list.
  • He entered the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field in 2011 of March where he could only manage a final round one-under-par 71 to finish as runner-up behind Nick Watney.
  • He made his best finish in a major championship in July at the 2011 Open Championship in England where he finished in a tie for second place at Royal St George’s behind champion Darren Clarke. 
  • Meanwhile, he had also been the part of the final group at a major championship and also occurring in three out of the four majors, the 2010 U.S. Open, the 2010 PGA Championship, and the 2011 Open Championship. 
  • In 2011, he won his fifth PGA Tour title against Matt Kuchar by two strokes. 
  • Due to back injury at home in March, he missed over two months of the 2012 season, including the first major at The Masters and came back for competition in late May at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio finishing tied for 19th.
  • After that, he won his sixth tour event, the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee at TPC Southwind.
  • His 2013 season began with a win at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
  • After that, he won the WGC-HSBC Champions, part of the 2013–14 PGA Tour season in November. 
  • Later, Golf Magazine reported that he had been suspended from the PGA Tour for six months after testing positive for cocaine. But PGA Tour officials said that Johnson was taking a voluntary leave and was not under suspension.
  • In February 2015, he returned to the tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.
  • He recorded two top-five finishes: tied for fourth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am; and tied for second at the Northern Trust Open after losing on the third playoff hole to James Hahn. 
  • Johnson beat J. B. Holmes by one stroke to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida which earned him $1,570,000 moving him to 7th in the world rankings.
  • He also led the 2015 Open Championship at The Old Course after 36 holes but shot two rounds of 75 on the weekend to fall out of contention.
  • In early 2016, he came close to winning the Memorial Tournament, finishing one shot behind eventual winner William McGirt.
  • He also won the 2016 U.S. Open to claim his first major title on 19th June 2016 in his 29th major appearance.
  • He confirmed on 9th July 2016 that he would not be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics, because of concerns over the Zika virus.
  • On 11th September 2016, he won his third tournament of the year, the BMW Championship.

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  • He ended his 2016 season being the leading money winner on the PGA Tour, winning the Arnold Palmer Award, won both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year awards.
  • He won the Genesis Open in February 2017 which moved him to number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.
  • He also won at the WGC-Mexico Championship by one stroke over Tommy Fleetwood in March.
  • He went undefeated at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event for his first WGC Match Play title and his fifth overall WGC title becoming the first player to win all four of the WGC crowns, the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions, the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship and 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship (previously the Cadillac Championship), the 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
  • He then won the first FedEx Cup playoff event, The Northern Trust, his 16th Tour title, and his tour-leading fourth title of the season in August 2017. With this win, he moved up three spots to No. 1 on the official money list with $8,392,068 and also moved up to No. 6 on the career money list.
  • He won the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the second time in early 2018 against Jon Rahm. 
  • He won the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis by five strokes for the second time in June which helped him regain the Number 1 world ranking. 
  • He opened up the U.S. Open in June at Shinnecock Hills with rounds of 69-67 for a 4-under-par total to hold the 36-hole lead by four strokes finishing in third place.
  •  He won the RBC Canadian Open by three strokes over An Byeong-hun and Kim Meen-whee in July 2018. 
  • He also qualified for the U.S. team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup in September 2018 where the U.S. team lost the Ryder Cup to the European team by a score of 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France.
  •  He won the inaugural Saudi International on the European Tour by two strokes in early 2019. 
  • He then won the WGC-Mexico Championship for the third time (second time in Mexico), and his sixth World Golf Championship overall in March was his 20th career PGA Tour win. 
  • He finished tied for second in the Master’s Tournament, one stroke behind Tiger Woods in April 2019. 
  • He finished second at the PGA Championship, two strokes back behind Brooks Koepka in May. 
  • He also played on the U.S. team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia in December 2019 where the team won 16–14.
  • His agent announced on 2nd March 2020 that Johnson would not be competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics due to his schedule.
  • He carded his career lowest round on the PGA Tour during the third round of the Travelers Championship on 27th June. 
  • His nine-under-par round of 61 vaulted him up the leaderboard to within two shots of the lead, held by Brendon Todd, entering the final round where he won the tournament with a score of 19 under par.

Awards and Achievements of Dustin Johnson

PGA Player of the Year                2016

PGA Tour

Player of the Year             2016

PGA Tour

leading money winner            2016

Vardon Trophy                 2016, 2018

Byron Nelson Award 2016, 2018

U.S. national team appearances


  • Walker Cup: 2007 (winners)
  • Palmer Cup: 2007 (winners)


  • Ryder Cup: 2010, 2012, 2016 (winners), 2018
  • Presidents Cup: 2011 (winners), 2015 (winners), 2017 (winners), 2019 (winners)
  • Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge (representing PGA Tour): 2010 (winners)

Who is Dustin Johnson’s Dating?

Dustin Johnson is not married yet and he is still to get married. In August 2013, he engaged his beautiful girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky. Paulina Gretzky is a famous model, singer, and celebutante who is the daughter of Wayne Gretzky. The duo engaged after seven months of dating. The duo is also blessed with two sons named Tatum Gretzky Johnson (born January 19, 2015), and River Jones Johnson (born June 12, 2017). At present, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances and they are planning to get married soon. 

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Previously, he was in a relationship with Amanda Caulder. 

What is the Net Worth, Prize Money, and Salary of Dustin Johnson as of 2020?

Dustin Johnson is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour becoming the world number 1-ranked golfer in February 2017 and remained there for 64 consecutive weeks, the 5th longest run as number 1. As of 2020, the net worth this golfer is estimated to have $20 Million. He won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami which earned him $1,570,000 moving him to 7th in the world rankings as of 2015. He also won the first FedEx Cup playoff event which helped him to move up three spots to No. 1 on the official money list with $8,392,068 and also moved up to No. 6 on the career money list as of 2017. As of 17th May 2020, he along with Rory McIlroy got $1,850,000 in TaylorMade Driving Relief Tournament. Till 2020, he has earned $61,755,908 from the season 2007. At present, he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his golf career. Additionally, he has also endorsed Adidas, TaylorMade, NetJets, BodyArmor, New Era, Hublot, and more which also boost up his income. Regarding his house details, he purchased $4.95 million home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2015 which is luxury with five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings and he is satisfied with his earnings. His major source of earning is from a golf career. 

How tall is Dustin Johnson?

With an average body build, Dustin Johnson stands at the tall height of 1.93 m or 6 ft 4 in. His balanced weight consists of 190 lb or 86 KG. His chest size is 43 in, biceps size is 15 in and waist size is 34 in. His shoe size is 13 US. His eye color is brown and his hair color is dark brown.  

Dustin Johnson’s Health Problems and Surgery

In 2019, Dustin Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. He stumbled badly towards the end of the season and cited “fatigue” as the main reason for his struggles, highlighted none better than finishing tied last at the 30-man Tour Championship at East Lake last month. Johnson’s management team issued a statement claiming the former World No.1 is expected to make a full recovery after his “routine” surgery and that he is expected to return to competitive golf on the PGA Tour later this year. He previously had a similar procedure on his right knee in 2011. 

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