15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Perfect Practice, the golf training and accessory startup, is excited to announce its partnership with acclaimed PGA pro Dustin Johnson. Currently No. 5  in the official World Golf Ranking, Johnson is an avid user of the Perfect Practice Putting Mat. The authentic indoor putting green helps both professionals and amateurs elevate their putting skills.

“The Perfect Practice Mat is far and away the best indoor putting mat I’ve ever used, and has become part of my daily routine,” said Johnson. “I recommend it to any golfer who is serious about improving their putting, and it’s also fun for the family.”

Johnson boasts 20 PGA Tour career wins to date. He was named 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning the U.S. Open. He spent 64 consecutive weeks atop the world ranking  the fifth-longest run on record  and currently ranks fifth on the Tour’s All-Time Career Money List.

“We’re thrilled to add Dustin to our team,” said Oren Kantor, co-founder of Perfect Practice. “Knowing that Dustin only partners with companies whose products he genuinely backs and likes to use himself makes it a real honor to have him as part of the Perfect Practice family.”

The mat is Perfect Practice’s marquee product, providing a realistic putting experience right in your home. Players can customize their difficulty level using line markers that start at two feet away and extend as far back as eight feet. Besides the original 9-foot, 6-inch version, Perfect Practice recently introduced “XL” and “Compact” versions of the mat that are now also in production. Both distance and alignment can be fine-tuned through aiming for a regulation-size hole on the left, or a reduced size hole on the right for an extra accuracy challenge.

Johnson is among more than one hundred PGA and LPGA Tour pros who trust the Perfect Practice mat as their preferred at home tool for putting preparation, and suggests every golfer have a Perfect Practice mat in their home or office. Made with crystal velvet TrueRoll technology and featuring an automatic ball return with a natural wood finish, the mat is stylish enough for a living room and ideal for a work area.

“Dustin is a golf savant and a true believer in the Perfect Practice Putting Mat,” said Ed Mileto, co-founder of Perfect Practice. “He’s extremely thoughtful in terms of what he trains with, and has been laser-focused on putting with our mat while stuck at home. We’re excited to see it translate on the course, and know working with Dustin will take Perfect Practice to the next level.”

About Perfect Practice
Founded in 2017 by Oren Kantor and Ed Mileto, Perfect Practice is a high-quality golf training retailer based in South Florida. Perfect Practice is driven by an unapologetic desire to produce thoughtfully designed golf training aids with a fine regard for detail. Trusted and used by over 100 PGA and LPGA Tour pros, Perfect Practice is best known for the Perfect Practice Putting Mat, a putting mat designed to simulate a realistic golfing experience and help players of all ages and stages improve their putting skills. From amateurs to professionals, Perfect Practice aims to help everyone up their golf game with its top-notch products and accessories. Visit www.perfectpractice.golf to view products and for additional information.

The Internationals entered the final round singles matches at the 2019 Presidents Cup, with a 10-8 advantage over Team USA. However, the Americans turned it around when they needed to and clinched the title.

Tiger Woods went out first and set the tone for the day, by defeating Abraham Ancer, 3&2.

DJ was drawn against Haotong Li in the Sunday singles and took the early lead by winning the 3rd, 4th and 5th holes.

He never led by fewer than three holes after that. Another par earned him a win on the seventh hole.

Johnson was 5 up after 11 holes and while Li won the 12th and 14th, it was never close.

The match ended with Johnson’s birdie on the 15th hole.

“I played really well today. I hit the ball great,” Johnson said. “obviously he struggled just a little bit. I definitely put lot of pressure on him because I hit some great shots today.”

On Day 3, the Americans claimed back some vital matches, to head into the final day behind by just 2 points.

Johnson and partner Gary Woodland, defeated Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen, 2&1, to get their point on the board.

This is where Johnson gained his first point of the week to improve to 1-2-0 record for the week and 9-6-2 in his Presidents Cup career.

Congratulations to Dustin and Team USA on their victory!

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Having been tied at the top after the second round of The Masters, Brooks Koepka started the final round three shots behind the leader, Francesco Molinari.

Brooks caught up with the leaders on the back nine having mounted a charge, before Tiger Woods surpassed them all.

Having hit his tee-shot into Rae’s Creek on the par-3 12th, Koepka made one of the most impressive bounce-backs you’ll ever see with an eagle on the par-5 13th.

“Obviously was a little annoyed that I had just made double on 12 and kind of knew that I had to make something happen if I ever wanted to challenge Tiger or whoever was in the lead at that point”, he said. “So took an aggressive line off the tee, hit it down there, hit an 8‑iron in to about 20 feet and was able to sneak that in, which I thought was extremely big at the time.”

Koepka had a chance to put some pressure on Woods if he could birdie the final hole, but his putt from 11 feet rolled past the left edge of the hole and he finished his day having shot a 2-under par 70. This was his best Masters performance to date.

“That was probably the coolest back nine in a major championship I’ve ever been a part of, or just in golf in general,” said Koepka, who had never finished in the top 10 at the Masters.

Dustin Johnson quietly went about his business on Sunday and snuck up to finish tied 2nd also.

Starting the final round five shots off the lead and in a tie for seventh spot, DJ made three straight birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th which catapulted him into a tie for the lead on 12-under par.

A par on the last saw him shoot a 4 under par 68 and finish just one shot behind Tiger Woods on -13.

It’s his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at Augusta National, but his best to date.

Well done to both Brooks and Dustin on a fantastic tournament at Augusta National!

Dustin Johnson picked up his 20th career PGA Tour Title at the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday, when he shot a final round of 66 to win by five shots. 

Opening up with rounds of 64, 67 and 66, Dustin was four shots ahead going into the final day.

He got off to a tentative start with a bogey at the third, before making birdie on the par-five sixth. 

Back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th, followed by three birdies in a row beginning at the par-four 14th, sealed the deal for Dustin and was enough to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and claim his sixth World Golf Championship.

“To get 20 wins out here is very difficult and to do it before I turn 35 is pretty incredible,” the 34-year-old Johnson said after holing the winning putt. 

“It means a lot. This is a big win for me and it gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the year.”

This is the second time in three years that Dustin has won this event and it is his second win in 2019, having claimed victory at the Saudi International earlier this month. 

He becomes the fifth player to win 20 times before age 35, joining a club that includes Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

Johnson’s 20th win also grants him Lifetime Membership of the PGA Tour, which he will receive in 2022, having then completed 15 active seasons. 

“I would have liked to have done it a little bit quicker, but I’m pleased with where I’m at, and to get 20 wins obviously is a lifetime exemption on the Tour, so that’s a very big accomplishment and I’m very proud of myself for doing it.”

Congratulations Dustin on claiming your 20th PGA Tour Title and here’s to a fantastic 2019 season ahead!

Dustin Johnson fought off the challenge of Haotong Li, to win by two strokes on Sunday at the inaugural Saudi International.


After a thrilling final round battle with his playing partner Li, Johnson mixed five birdies with two bogeys to shoot a final round 67 and finish his week on 19 under par.


A birdie on the second for Dustin saw him lead by one, but it was neck and neck the whole way. 


After both Johnson and Li bogeyed the tenth, DJ went on to make back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th.


A chip in from Haotong Li on the fifteenth put the pressure back on Dustin, but a gutsy bogey from DJ on the short sixteenth hole had his lead at just the one shot.


He tapped in for birdie on seventeen to extend his lead to two shots and did the same thing on his final hole of the week to seal victory.


“It feels really good,” said Johnson. “Any time you can win a professional golf tournament, no matter where it is in the world, it’s a big win.


“I’ve got a lot of confidence in what I’m doing and I feel like I’m hitting a lot of really good golf shots. It’s a big win and it gives me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the year.”


Congratulations Dustin on yet another superb victory, solidifying yourself as a truly global player!

World number one Dustin Johnson captured his 19th PGA Tour title at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday and rewrote the history books by becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win three or more times in three consecutive seasons. 

Heading into the final round at Glen Abbey tied for the lead with Kevin Tway, Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An, Johnson pulled away quickly with back to back birdies on his opening two holes to lead the field by two shots. 

After birdies at the first, second and eighth, Johnson stayed out in front for the rest of the day and headed into the back nine three-under for his final round.

Even a weather delay for roughly 90 minutes couldn’t derail Johnson. He came out following the restart and made four birdies on the back nine and went on to shoot a six-under 66 and finish on 23 under par.

Johnson said on Saturday that his only goal on Sunday was to play the par-5’s better and he did just that, making birdie on all four of them. 

Dustin’s most impressive display on a par-5 on Sunday came at the 16th hole, where he missed the fairway with his tee shot, leaving him a difficult 180-yard second on a downslope, out of the rough and to a back left pin. Johnson hit a pitching wedge that landed on the green and just rolled to the back fringe, leading him to calmly get down in two, resulting in one of his seven birdies on Sunday.

“Signing with RBC this year and coming up here and winning, especially on a golf course where I’ve had success, it means a lot,” Johnson said. “Obviously, having a lot of ties to Canada with Paulina, her dad, Wayne, who, thanks to him, I get a lot of fans out here. It makes it a lot more fun playing out here in front of a big crowd. I had a lot of support this week, and it was a lot of fun.”

Johnson retained his spot on top of the FedExCup standings with this victory and also increased his lead at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Well done on your 19th PGA Tour Title Dustin. We are all so proud of you and we know that you will break plenty more records over the course of your career!

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Dustin Johnson’s victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday not only gave him his eighteenth career victory, it also lifted him back up to the World Number one spot.

Holing out for an eagle from 170 yards on his final hole, Johnson went on to finish with a six-shot lead.

“What a cool way to end the day,” Johnson said.

A final round 66 (-4), including an eagle, three birdies and a bogey, granted Johnson his second PGA Tour victory this season, and the eighteenth of his career. He finished on a total of 19 under par (261) and it was also the second time that Dustin has won the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Starting his round tied for the lead with Andrew Putnam, Dustin parred the first hole, while Putnam double bogeyed, meaning a two-shot swing, and suddenly DJ was leading by two.

After hitting an iron off the tee at the twelve and going left of the cart path, Johnson saved par with a 16-foot putt to protect his two-shot lead. 

“That was a big putt,” Johnson said. “That kind of gave me the boost I needed to finish out the round. Sometimes those par putts are just as big if not bigger than the birdie putts. Kind of gave me the extra boost I needed to finish the round.”

He then hit a 359-yard drive on the par 4 thirteenth, leaving him just a mere 95 yards to the pin. An approach shot to three feet gave him his second birdie and got him 16 under par.

On the par 5 16th, Dustin’s tee shot found the trees on the right-hand side of the fairway, and he threaded a shot up to the green. A chip to 5 feet and a simple birdie putt gave him a four-shot lead. 

Johnson’s final hole is one that he will never forget. His drive found the semi-rough to the right-hand side of the fairway and left him with 170 yards to the pin. Hitting his second shot with a 9-iron, it bounced twice and found the bottom of the cup, much to the excitement of Johnson and fans. 

Dustin shot four straight rounds in the sixties at TPC Southwind –  67, 63 and 65, before his final round 66.

In winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Dustin reclaimed the World Number 1 spot, which he held for 15 months, before Justin Thomas over took him on May 13th. 

Well done DJ on your win at TPC Southwind and best of luck this week at the US Open Championship. We are all incredibly proud of you!

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Dustin Johnson cemented his status as the best player in the world, as he surged to a dominant eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, at Kapalua, Hawaii.

Johnson began his final round with only a two-shot advantage over Brian Harman and three-shots over World #4 Jon Rahm, but matching the low round of the week, a superb seven-under 65, Johnson quickly separated himself from the pack en route to a winning score of 24 under par.

Following up his rounds of 69, 68 and 66, Johnson’s phenomenal final round included four birdies on the front nine, and an eagle on the par-four 12th.

His dominance off the tee at Kapalua was highlighted by a 430-yard tee shot on the 12th, which finished within six inches of the pin, and left him with a tap-in eagle. Johnson also eagled the par-4 12th on Saturday with a hole out from 70 yards.

“I started hitting it real straight and controlled it,” Johnson said. “The driver is what won me the golf tournament this week. I don’t think I hit a bad drive all week.”

Three straight birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes on the Plantation Course, extended Johnson’s lead and made the walk up the penultimate and final holes even more enjoyable.

Johnson has now won at least once in each of his 11 seasons out on the PGA Tour.

“Obviously winning every year out here on Tour so far is big for me. I’m very proud of being able to do that. It’s not easy to win out here. A lot of seasons I’ve only had one win, but last year was my most and hopefully I can do even better than that this year,” Johnson said of winning every season that he has been out on the PGA Tour.

Congratulations on your 17th PGA Tour win Dustin, and here’s to a fantastic 2018 season!

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At the opening leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, Dustin Johnson overcame a five-shot lead held by Jordan Spieth, to claim victory at The Northern Trust. 

A battle along the back nine with big shots and big moments, Johnson and Spieth were tied on the par-3 17th when both hit into a bunker. Dustin blasted out to 4 feet and tapped in for par. Spieth had 18 feet for par and knocked it in. 

Now it was down to the 18th hole. Spieth’s drive found the fairway. Dustin, meanwhile, hit his drive slightly right and had 210 yards to the hole from the right rough. He opted to lay up, instead of trying to hammer a shot to an elevated green. 

“What am I doing?” he said, adding, “I hit myself in the worst possible spot that I could. Even if I aim left and cut it and it goes in the bunker, a much better position than I am in the right rough with 210 yards to the hole. I mean, I’ve got no chance. I just couldn’t get to the green with the lie I had.”

 Needing to hole a 25 foot downhill putt to force a playoff, as Spieth had 3 feet for par, he did so with a perfectly measured putt. 

They both finished at 13 under par, with Dustin shooting a final round 66 (4 under). 

Returning to the 18th hole for the playoff, Johnson took on the lake and bombed a 341-yard tee-shot, the longest of the week on that hole, that left him with just a lob wedge to the pin. Spieth hit his 7 iron to the back collar of the green and missed 25-footot birdie putt. Johnson had 4 feet for the win, and calmly rolled it in for the victory. 

“I feel like the game is finally back in form like it was before the Masters. We were having fun,” said Johnson, the new FedExCup leader. 

“Obviously I had a little bit more fun at the end of the day after I won the playoff.”

Congratulations Dustin on your fourth win of the year – phenomenal golf! 

Dustin Johnson, a golfing machine with no discernible weakness and hardly any pulse, won the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday for his third straight victory and made him the first player to complete the WGC career slam.

The final day lasted longer than he may have wanted, but the outcome was what everyone expected.

Johnson stretched ahead by winning four holes in succession from the 3rd tee. Yet Rahm displayed the tenacity which served him so well all week by holing from off the green at the 7th before winning both the 9th and 10th to keep Johnson just about within view.

A key moment looked to have arrived at the 11th, Johnson saving par and a half from 6ft as Rahm looked to impose himself further on the match. Johnson claimed the 12th to move to what appeared the unassailable position of four up with only six to play. Appeared proved the operative term.

Rahm roared again with victory on the 13th after he found the green from the tee of the par-four hole. Rahm also took the 15th, leaving Johnson two up with three to play. At the 16th Rahm brilliantly holed from 31ft, meaning Johnson was suddenly only one hole ahead with two to play.

An engrossing duel rumbled on to the 18th, Rahm overshooting the green from 368 yards away with his tee shot before leaving a chip 25ft short – he was not helped by a loud noise when mid-swing. Johnson duly made par as Rahm could do no better, leaving the world No1 as the champion by the most slender of margins.

Not once did Johnson trail in his 112 holes over seven matches. And while you might not have heard much about his semifinal combatant Hideto Tanihara (a 14-time winner in Japan and no slouch) he also destroyed major winners Webb Simpson (5 and 3), Martin Kaymer (3 and 2), Jimmy Walker (5 and 3) and Zach Johnson (5 and 4) and took out world No.10 Alex Noren (3 and 2). Johnson secured his final spot with a last-four victory over Hideto Tanihara. In that match he continued a stunning run of winning the opening hole at Austin Country Club in six matches out of six.

“Pretty awesome,” said Johnson after his dominant week. “Definitely kind of cool to be the first one to win all four. These are the biggest events besides the majors, with the best golfers in the world. I feel like there will be some more to do it, but I’m very, very pleased with it”, he said.

“I felt like I was still attacking the golf course,” he said. “You’ve got to make putts. And I felt like, especially this afternoon, it was really difficult, the wind was blowing, the greens got fast. So it was really tough to make putts.”

“It’s impossible to win every week. I know that. I still feel like I’m not playing my best golf,” Johnson said while basking in the presence of the Walter Hagen Cup. I’m playing really well, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t feel like I’m playing my best.

“Obviously I’ve won my last three. But I’m just going to have to keep working hard. Keep working on the things that I’m working on right now, and just keep trying to get better. Like I was saying before, being No. 1, it kind of drives me to work harder and to get better. There’s still a lot of room for improvement in my game. So I’m just going to keep working on it.”

When John Rahm was asked about Johnson’s abilities after the final, he said, “It’s amazing how he’s able to keep cool the entire round. It amazes me. And he’s just a perfect, complete player. Honestly, he doesn’t really make mistakes. I think he’s learned from what he’s done in the past and he’s embracing it now and that’s why he’s winning tournaments.”

Johnson says 95 percent of the time golf doesn’t feel easy. But right now the other five percent is in play.

“I believe in my ability. And I know what it takes to win out here,” he said ominously.

“Some days it’s easier. I feel like when you’re rolling in putts, that’s when the game gets pretty easy.”

In the last two starts at Augusta National Johnson finished T6 and T4… so he’s trending up.

Most have instilled him as a prohibitive favorite to add a second major as he seems impervious to nerves. But Johnson admits he still gets them.

“I want to win, it means something to me, so yeah I get nervous,” he says.

“But I’ve got a lot of confidence now. Confidence in my game and confidence in myself.”

“It’s not going to be any different for me (going forward). I’m still going to prepare like I always do and go out and try to play the best I can.”

“The Masters is always a tournament that I look forward to every year. I’ve actually played good there the last two years. I’m excited to go back when the game is in good form. I feel like everything is working pretty well.”

Johnson is now slated to play at the Shell Houston Open next week before taking his talents to the Masters. But keeping on a roll like this is very hard. The last player to win at least four in a row was Woods in 2007-2008 (he won five).

Congratulations DJ on yet another victory, and on writing your name in the history books. All at Hambric Sports are so proud of you.

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