Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and all other pro golfers have found themselves looking up at one man in the Official World Golf Rankings over the last few years.
The professional golfer has amped up his game in recent years. His long drive and smooth swing are big reasons why. Johnson's main strength is consistency. In 2020, he won four tournaments in a span of five months.
Regularly finishing near the top of the leaderboard brings home a large chunk of the purse.
Dustin Hunter Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 22, 1984. He attended Coastal Carolina University and majored in Sports Management. DJ won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur as an amateur.
He also played on the championship-winning 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams.
Johnson received his PGA Tour card in 2008. He started gaining momentum in 2013 and hit his stride in 2016.
His wins include the 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship; the 2009 and 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am; the 2010 and 2016 BMW Championship; the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions; the 2017 Genesis Open; the 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions; the 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic; the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship; the 2020 The Northern Trust; the 2020 Travelers Championship; and the 2020 Tour Championship.
DJ's 2016 U.S. Open victory was his first major championship win. He left Augusta victorious for the first time in 2020. Six of his 24 PGA Tour wins are from World Golf Championships events and six are from FedEX Cup playoff events.
-- PGA Tour Event Wins: 24
-- Masters Tournament Champion: 2020
-- U.S. Open Champion: 2016
-- PGA Player of the Year: 2016
-- PGA Tour Player of the Year: 2016, 2020
-- PGA Tour leading money winner: 2016
-- Vardon Trophy: 2016, 2018
-- Byron Nelson Award: 2016, 2018
-- FedEx Cup Champion: 2020
The Masters champ has competed on the American Ryder Cup team in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2020. He's also competed on the President's Cup team in 2011, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
DJ has sponsorships from Adidas, BodyArmor, Hublot, NetJets, Perfect Practice, RBC, and TaylorMade.
According to Front Office Sports, Johnson earns an estimated $11 million per year from endorsements.
Dustin Johnson has been engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, since 2013. As of April 7, 2021, the couple has yet to tie the knot, but plans for their Tennessee wedding have leaked to the public. One can only imagine how much fun that reception will be.
Together, they have two sons: Tatum Gretzky Johnson and River Jones Johnson. The Johnsons reside in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Dustin Johnson Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dustin Johnson is worth $50 million.
Being one of the world's top golfers has allowed Johnson to take home over $73 million in PGA Tour winnings. He's third on the all-time money list behind Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and one ahead of Jim Furyk.
This article was originally published April 7, 2021.
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