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Dustin Johnson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Coastal Carolina

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In response to the report at Golf.com that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for six months by the PGA TOUR for violating its substance abuse policy, the TOUR issued a statement denying the claim.
According to GolfChannel.com, the statement reads, "With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA TOUR, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA TOUR." Rhetorical gymnastics aside, DJ is sidelined indefinitely. According to Golf.com, he's out a minimum six months. No matter what you want to believe, it's a lose-lose-lose situation for all involved. That includes gamers that are reeling in the wake of it all. Aug 1 - 6:42 PM

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Golf.com reported today that Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA TOUR due to a positive drug test.

Golf.com cited a source that said that DJ tested positive for cocaine. The report adds that it's the third time that he's been suspended since 2009. This falls in line with the golfer's reasoning behind Thursday's statement about taking a leave of absence to address personal challenges. It also adds substance to the rumors that have swirled around Johnson for some time. If the report is accurate, he could return to competition in early February. Currently fourth in FedExCup points, he'll likely remain alive in the Playoffs through the BMW Championship despite sitting out. He's currently 16th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Johnson turned 30 years of age in June. He has eight PGA TOUR victories.
Source: Golf.com
Aug 1 - 3:23 PM

The PGA of America announced on Twitter this afternoon that Dustin Johnson will not compete in next week's PGA Championship or the Ryder Cup in September.

The governing body operates both events. This merely confirms DJ's implication in his statement today that his leave of absence includes all otherwise obvious commiemtns in the short-term future. We shouldn't expect to see him throughout the FedExCup Playoffs, either. Meanwhile, in response to Johnson's statement earlier today, the PGA TOUR released its own in the following statement: "We have nothing to add to Dustin's statement, but we wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA TOUR in the future."
Jul 31 - 9:14 PM

After withdrawing from this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for personal reasons, Dustin Johnson released a statement today announcing that he's taking a leave of absence from professional golf.

GolfChannel.com's Jason Sobel alerted his followers on Twitter of the news in real time, writing, "Breaking news from Dustin Johnson: 'I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately.'" Rex Hoggard later wrote the article for the website. It included the remainder of DJ's statement: "I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced. By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion." Rumors of Johnson's decisions outside the ropes have chased him for years, so this could be one of those instances of where there's smoke, there's fire. Meanwhile, gamers are left with mouths agape.
Jul 31 - 4:07 PM

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational due to personal reasons, according to USATODAY's Steve DiMeglio on Twitter.

DJ's history of withdrawals is well-documented, and he's entitled not to compete for whatever reason, but he'll be a notable absentee nonetheless. Expect an update prior to next week's PGA Championship. UPDATE: It took nearly an hour after DiMeglio's scoop, but Johnson has been removed from the published field.
Jul 28 - 2:50 PM

Dustin Johnson tried to recover from his opening 74 at the RBC Canadian Open, but still missed the cut by two strokes following a second-round 68.

Seventy-two professionals and one amateur (Taylor Pendrith) survived the 36-hole cut at even-par 140. DJ converted five birdies today, but they weren't enough to overcome three bogeys. Given the fact that Jim Furyk and Graham DeLaet matched the course record in the morning, Johnson had a realistic shot of getting to the weekend. He had cashed in eight consecutive starts before today's disappointment. Other notables to failed to survive include: 141--2005 champ Mark Calcavecchia; Charley Hoffman ... 142--Seung-yul Noh ... 143--2002 champ John Rollins; 2010 champ Carl Pettersson; Hunter Mahan ... 144-Luke Donald; Jason Allred ... 146--1998 champ Billy Andrade ... 151--Erik Compton.
Jul 25 - 7:34 PM

Dustin Johnson found trouble throughout his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open after which he signed for a 4-over-par 38-36=74.

Johnson has been known to endure the occasional bad day, it's just that when he's one of the premier players in a field, it's crushing to gamers' spirits. He split only four (of 14) fairways and hit just seven greens in regulation en route to four bogeys and a double. He buried two birdies, the second of which from 11'4" at the par-4 third hole, but they did little to ease the sting of his highest aggregate since a third-round 75 in Memphis seven weeks ago.
Jul 24 - 1:03 PM

Dustin Johnson battled for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the third round of The Open Championship and is tied for third with Sergio Garcia at 9-under 207.

After opening his day with a birdie at the difficult par-4 first, DJ was stuck in neutral until a string of three consecutive bogeys on the seventh through ninth holes proved to be a costly setback. He bounced back admirably on the back nine, with birdies at the par-3 13th, par-3 15th and par-5 18th. With Rory McIlroy seven-strokes ahead of him with 18 holes to play, it seems like Johnson faces an insurmountable task in his search for a first major championship win and a Claret Jug.
Jul 19 - 11:00 AM

Dustin Johnson submitted the round of The 143rd Open Championship thus far with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round.

After a pedestrian 71 on Thursday that featured only two birdies, neither of which on a par 5, DJ converted seven birdies today. The set included three on par 5s at Nos. 5, 10 and 18. At 7-under 136, he's alone in second place four strokes adrift of Rory McIlroy with whom he'll play on Saturday. Johnson has split 19 (of 28) fairways and hit 28 greens in regulation, both impressive totals on any major championship venue. He'll enter the weekend in pursuit of his breakthrough in one.
Jul 18 - 2:40 PM

Dustin Johnson has turned in a pair of 4-under-par 66s to open the Travelers Championship.

This is DJ's seventh consecutive start. He's fresh off a T4 at the U.S. Open and just three off the 36-hole clubhouse lead at TPC River Highlands where he hasn't pegged it since 2009. Today, he went 7-for-16 in birdie chances, four of which ranging outside 10 feet and three from least 18 feet. The longest measured 40'1" at the par-3 fifth hole. However, he went 0-for-2 in scrambling with two bogeys and added a three-jack bogey from inside 34 feet at the par-4 fourth.
Jun 20 - 2:04 PM

Dustin Johnson settled for a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the U.S. Open to end the week at 1-over 281.

DJ was even on his round through 14 holes, but slipped with three consecutive bogeys before ending his day with a par on the 18th. He split 10 of 14 fairways, landed 10 GIR and was a solid three for four out of greenside bunkers. His previous best U.S. Open finish came at the 2010 edition at Pebble Beach, when he finished in a tie for eighth place. He was tied for fourth with four players still on the course when he posted, guaranteeing a career-best result.
Jun 15 - 7:20 PM

Dustin Johnson managed an even-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the U.S. Open and is tied with Henrik Stenson at 2-under 208.

DJ's scorecard looks about like one would expect in a U.S. Open, trading two birdies for two bogeys on his lap around Pinehurst No. 2. As it stood when he posted, he trailed Martin Kaymer by five strokes and the German still had two holes to navigate. Considering Johnson entered the round eight off the lead, he can now be considered within striking distance. Nothing about his stat line was flashy on Saturday, as he split half of his 14 fairways, landed 10 GIR and took 28 putts to make his way back to the clubhouse.
Jun 14 - 7:19 PM

Dustin Johnson chased his opening 69 at the U.S. Open with another in his second round to post 2-under 138 at the break, good for a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Like his fellow co-leader, Brooks Koepka, DJ will not be sleeping on the lead since Martin Kaymer is reducing Pinehurst No. 2 to his personal playground, but red numbers at any U.S. Open deserve praise. En route to respective nines of 35 and 34 today, Johnson split only half of the 14 fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, but he offset three bogeys with four birdies for the second straight round.
Jun 13 - 12:38 PM

Dustin Johnson posted a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the U.S. Open.

DJ is on the short list of better active golfer without a victory in a major, but he took the first step at shedding that label at Pinehurst today. He split only half of the 14 fairways but gathered 12 greens in regulation and circled four birdies to overcome three bogeys. He rolled in with top 25s in his last four starts. While that's not the usual top-shelf production we expect, it speaks to some form upon arrival.
Jun 12 - 6:32 PM

Dustin Johnson added a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

DJ squeezed about as good a score as possible today. He hit only nine greens in regulation and limited the damage to a lone bogey at the par-4 fifth hole. Elsewhere, he holed out for eagle from the rough seven yards away at the par-5 third and circled a pair of birdies coming in. Johnson was perfect on all 16 looks inside 10 feet and added a par conversion from 15'2" at the par-4 15th. At 5-under 135, he's seven strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 7 - 2:00 PM