Height: 6 ft 4″
Date of birth: 22nd June, 1984
Turned pro: 2007
Family: Fiancée – Paulina. Children – Tatum & River
Residence: Jupiter, FL
Manager: David Winkle
Since joining the PGA TOUR in 2008, the buzz around Dustin Johnson has only grown louder. Ranked 2nd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings at the time he turned professional, he arrived on the scene with enormous physical talents rarely seen in a young player and a pedigree to match.
What can only be described as “swagger,” along with good looks and prodigious length made Johnson an instant favorite around the globe. More importantly, he earned the respect of his peers and the media, with his first TOUR victory only nine months into his rookie year.
In June 2016, Johnson made the major breakthrough that everybody had been waiting for, claiming his first major title at the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont. Claiming this title in dramatic fashion, Johnson then went on to win the WGC – Bridgestone at Firestone just 2 weeks later. A few months after that, Johnson claimed another victory at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club by 5 shots. This was his 3rd win in the 2016 season and brought his total number of career victories to 12.
In 22 starts, Johnson had a TOUR-best 15 Top-10 finishes with 21 cuts made. Although he got second in the FedEx Cup race, Johnson posted Top-3 finishes at the RBC Canadian Open (T2), Shell Houston Open (3rd) and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (3rd). Johnson also took home the Byron Nelson Award for Adjusted Scoring Average (69.172) and the Arnold Palmer Award as the TOUR’s leading money-winner ($9,365,185).
To top off his fantastic individual 2016 season, Johnson was a pivotal member of the winning United States of America Ryder Cup team. After a well-deserved American win in the Ryder Cup and his stellar individual season, Johnson was awarded 2016 PGA TOUR Player of the Year. Johnson kicked off his 2017 season at the Hero World Challenge and recorded a T3 finish with rounds of 66, 66, 72 and 71 to bring his total to -13.
At the 2017 Genesis Open, Johnson claimed yet another victory, this time by 5 shots with a total of -17. This also put him to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. He became the 20th player to reach No. 1 since the world ranking began in 1986. Johnson joined Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win at least one time in each of their first 10 seasons on TOUR.
The week following the Genesis Open, Johnson teed it up at the World Golf Championships -Mexico Championship. Once again, he claimed victory, but this time, on his debut as the No. 1 player in the world.
Another week, another win for DJ. This third straight victory was at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and finished his WGC career slam, the first player to do so. Johnson never trailed in his 112 holes over seven matches.
At the opening leg of the 2017 FedExCup Playoffs, Johnson overcame a five-shot lead held by Jordan Spieth, to claim victory at the Northern Trust. The 2017 season ended with Johnson as No.1 in the World and 4th on the FedEx Cup points list.
Johnson underlined his status as the best player in the world as he coasted to a dominant eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first PGA TOUR event in 2018. Johnson reigned as No. 1 in the world for 64 weeks before he was dethroned on May 12th, 2018. However, that did not last long as Johnson went onto win the FedEx St. Jude Classic on June 10th and reclaimed world No. 1 with his victory.
A little more than a month later, Johnson won the RBC Canadian Open by three strokes with a score of 23-under. This was Johnson’s third year to have three or more wins on the PGA TOUR.
The 2019 season started out strong as well with Johnson winning the Saudi Arabia International, his first time playing a tournament in the country. He also went on to win the first WGC event of the year at the Mexico Championship after a 64 opening round. This was Johnson’s 20th victory on the PGA TOUR and continues Johnson’s streak of winning at least once in each of his 12 seasons on the PGA TOUR. Johnson finished the 2019 season with 2 runner-up finishes at 2 majors, the Masters and the PGA Championship. These results completed DJ’s runner-up grand slam of the four majors; previously he placed T2 at 2011 The Open Championship and T2 at the 2015 U.S. Open.
Having already competed on four United States Ryder Cup teams and four Presidents Cup teams, Johnson’s quest to be recognized as a “global” player is evident by his play in China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Johnson’s list of accomplishments continues to grow, so does the man himself. Beneath the aforementioned swagger lies an immense heart and a deep sense of gratitude for his many blessings. Through the formation of the Dustin Johnson Foundation, he is fulfilling his desire to give to those in need in his native South Carolina and beyond. Recent beneficiaries include children’s programs, our nation’s military, junior golf and the Humane Society.