Dustin Johnson is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour. He won his first major championship at the 2016 US Open and was second in the 2011 Open Championship as well as the 2015 US Open.
Johnson, who was born in Columbia, South Carolina, played college golf at Coastal Carolina University, and he was the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first seven years as than professional.
Johnson went pro in 2007, and has 20 career PGA Tour victories.
Here are some other things to know about Johnson.
1) NO. 1 GOLFER
Johnson became the world’s No. 1 golfer for the first time in February 2017. He anchored first place for 64 consecutive weeks, which ended up being the fifth longest course ever made as the world number one.
2) HIRED BY THE DAUGHTER OF WAYNE GRETZKY
In August 2013, Johnson proposed to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, after only seven months of dating. In 2020, the couple were still not married, but they had two sons together.
3) THE KING OF CONDUCT
Johnson is known for having one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour. He owned two of the longest records ever. Johnson smashed a 463 yard in 2011 and another 489 yard in 2018.
4) ELITE COMPANY
Johnson is only the third player in PGA Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 12 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14). He also became the third player in the past 30 years to achieve 17 PGA Tour victories before the age of 34. The only two other golfers to have achieved this feat: Woods and Phil Mickelson.
5) KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY
Johnson’s younger brother Austin has been his youngest since 2013.
Since making his brother his full-time cadet, Dustin and Austin have won nine tournaments together, including Johnson’s first major at the 2016 Oakmont US Open.
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