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Dustin Johnson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190

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World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is lacking any sign of form ahead of his appointment with Royal Birkdale for this week's Open Championship.
DJ entered the year's first major on the heels of three straight wins. He had no flaws in his game and seemed to be untouchable at the time. Then came the staircase incident forcing him to withdraw from the Masters. He rebounded with a runner-up finish at the Wells Fargo Championship but has finished outside the top 10 in the four starts since. That includes back-to-back missed cuts in the lead-up to this week's event. He's been dormant for a month since missing the cut at the U.S. Open, making his form a bit of a question mark. In his favor, Johnson has five top 15s in his last seven Open Championship appearances, so links golf is right up his alley. Gamers are well aware of his immense upside, but the lack of form makes him a bit riskier than usual. Jul 19 - 3:29 PM

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Defending champ, World No. 1 and pre-tourney odds-fave Dustin Johnson labored to a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in the second round of the 117th U.S. Open and at 4-over 75-73=148, missed the cut by three shots.

A total of 68 (66 pros and two ams) from a field of 142 pros and 14 ams made the 36-hole cut of 1-over 145. Johnson, a 13/2 outright, opened in 75 (one birdie, two bogeys, double bogey-7) and hit 12 (of 14) fairways and 13 GIR in R2, cancelling three birdies with four bogeys. The FedExCup leader was 2-under thru 12 holes (on the cut line), but played his final six in birdie-less 3-over. For the short week, he was No. 2 SG: Off-the-Tee (3.567), but 125th SG: Approach-the-Green and 144th SG: Putting (-4.594). This is DJ's second straight MC, exiting the Memorial by five (78-74), and second straight MC in a major (2016 PGA). Other notable goners: 146- 2013 champ Justin Rose; 2009 champ Lucas Glover .. 147- Adam Scott; Henrik Stenson; Charl Schwartzel; Thomas Pieters; Francesco Molinari .. 148- Bubba Watson .. 149- 2011 champ Rory McIlroy; Jon Rahm .. 150- Alex Noren .. 151- Jason Dufner .. 153- Daniel Berger .. 154- Jason Day.
Jun 16 - 9:44 PM

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson hoisted the trophy at Oakmont Country Club last year and now turns his attention toward Erin Hills Golf Course for a chance to defend his crown this week at the U.S. Open Championship.

Johnson's early-week prep included watching the birth of his second child Monday as his fiancée Paulina Gretzky had a planned C-section for their second son. He will now set his eyes on Erin Hills, the demanding links-style course that stretches out to nearly 7,800 yards. On paper that sets up great for DJ who is nearly unmatched off the tee in terms of distance, ranking first on TOUR with an average of 312.1 yards per measured drive. However, he still needs to control that power because there is pesky fescue lurking all over at Erin Hills and Johnson has hit fewer fairways than the field he's played against in each of his last nine starts. Avoiding the big number will be crucial this week. Luckily, DJ has finished T12 or better in 8 of the last 10 majors he's participated in.
Jun 13 - 8:06 AM

World No. 1 and pre-tourney fave Dustin Johnson struggled to a 2-over-par 35-39=74 in the second round of the Memorial Tournament and at 8-over 78-74=152, missed the cut by five shots, just his third MC in his last 51 events.

A total of 77 pros from a field of 119 pros and one amateur made the cut of 3-over 147. Johnson, the FedExCup leader, was out of sorts from the get-go, opening with a birdie-less 6-over 78, only the sixth time in 714 career rounds that he hasn't recorded a par breaker. Things didn't get much better on Day 2, mustering two birdies against four bogeys on four (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, posting a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.761 SG: Putting. For the short week, the 6/1 outright finished 119th in SGP with a -6.903. Other notable early exits include: 149- Scott Piercy; Billy Horschel ... 150- Jon Rahm; Rafa Cabrera Bello ... 151- Ryan Moore; Keegan Bradley ... 152- Brian Harman; Adam Hadwin; Kevin Tway ... 153- Tommy Fleetwood ... 154- J.B. Holmes.
Jun 2 - 7:03 PM

World No. 1 and FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson bobbed and weaved to a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish up on 6-under 274, up six places to T13 with play still in progress.

There was no Sunday charge for the pre-tourney 4/1 fave but he did enough to carve out an eighth top-25 finish of the season in 10 starts. It's also a seventh consecutive top 25 at the Nelson. After kicking off in 67-67, the 32-year-old was T3 at halftime, but faded over the weekend with 71 and a five-birdie four-bogey 69. For the week, he totaled 18 birdies versus 12 bogeys and is currently 2nd in SG: Off-the-Tee (6.565) but 54th in SG: Approach-the-Green (-0.325) and 46th in SG: Around-the-Green.
May 21 - 5:17 PM

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson grinded out a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, reaching 6-under 134 at the midpoint to share the early clubhouse lead with Byeong Hun An. UPDATE He would later be passed by Jason Kokrak who torched the course to reach 12-under 128.

DJ played his first 17 holes blemish-free today, but it wasn't as easy as the scorecard made it look. He gave himself just six birdie looks from inside 20 feet today, and stuck seven of his approaches outside of 40 feet. In round one, DJ leaned heavily on the flat stick, but he converted just one putt from outside six feet today and also missed a pair of putts from inside seven feet. Despite not having his best stuff today, Johnson swallowed just one bogey and is now in prime position to make a weekend run at this event where he already boasts five top-12 finishes on his resume.
May 19 - 1:30 PM

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson kicked off his week at the AT&T Byron Nelson with a 3-under-par 34-33=67, just three strokes off the pacesetters who benefited from favorable AM conditions.

DJ split seven fairways and found just 11 greens in regulation. This was largely due to the conditions the afternoon wave faced, with gusty conditions making it really tough to score. Johnson handled it nicely, leaning on his short game today. In particular, he splashed home four putts from outside eight feet, including a pair of closing par-savers from 8'6" and 13'3" at the 17th and 18th. The big hitter walked off the course gaining 3.176 strokes putting today. If conditions are similar tomorrow, Johnson should be able to take advantage of his morning tee time.
May 18 - 6:49 PM

World No. 1 and FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson fired a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of THE PLAYERS to wrap up on 2-under 286, up 27 places on the live leaderboard to T17 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Johnson finished T12, eight back of champion Si Woo Kim, and his 68 was tied for the low round with Brendan Steele.

This was the 32-year-old's ninth appearance in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and first top 25. His previous best came last year, opening in 70-70-77 and closing in 68 as well, climbing 27 spots on the final day for T28. This week, the Jupiter, Florida, resident arrived off five straight top-3 finishes (T2, 1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd), so despite the spotty record at TPC Sawgrass, slotted in as the pre-tourney fave outright (7/1). He was never a factor however, carding progressively worse rounds of 71-73-74 before saving some face in the finale. Johnson eagled the par-5 second from 49'11", circled 4s on the other three par 5s, adding a nine-incher for birdie-3 at the drivable par-4 12th (laid up). He squared bogey-5s at 4 (3-putt from 60'8") and 7, ending the week with two eagles and 11 birdies against 11 bogeys and one double.
May 14 - 4:28 PM

Playing out of the ninth-to-last twosome, FedExCup leader and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fashioned a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to throw 9-under 279 on the board, up 13 spots to T1, tying the low round of the day and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Johnson finished in a two-way T2, one back of champion Brian Harman, who birdied his final two holes for 68.

This was the 32-year-old's fourth WFC, first since a missed cut in 2011, and his second cash (T29/2010). He arrived off three consecutive wins, most recently at the WGC-Match Play, which chased trophies at the WGC-Mexico and the Genesis. After opening in 70-75, the Coastal Carolina product was one of 24 to make the cut on the number (T56), playing the weekend in matching 67s. He began R4 on 4-under (T14), four shy of 54-hole leader Patrick Reed, and squared a lone bogey-5 at eight, offset by six birdies at Nos. 2 (from 18'1"), 4, 6, 12, 13 and 18, walking off with an up-and-down 4 from 14'8". Seven of DJ's 15 TOUR titles have been in come-from-behind fashion, but settles for his ninth runner-up in 209 career TOUR starts, first since T2 at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open.
May 7 - 4:53 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 1 and FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson enjoyed a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-35=67 on Moving Day at the Wells Fargo Championship to post 4-under 212, up 42 places to T14, four shy of 54-hole leader Patrick Reed.

Seven of Johnson's 15 TOUR titles have been in come-from-behind fashion, most recently at the 2017 WGC-Mexico where he came from one back with 3-under 68 to win by one. The largest margin he's overcome in the final round was five at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac (Doral), winning by one after a 3-under 69. Today's 67 matched the low round of the day with Reed (and Seung-Yul Noh), was just the third bogey-free round of the week, and the only one in R3. Johnson was one of 24 players to make the cut on the number, beginning the day T56. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 5.000 strokes tee-to-green. The reigning TOUR Player of the Year's five birdies came at 10 (from 22'2"), 2, 4, 7 and 9, walking off with a 9-footer for birdie-3.
May 6 - 8:04 PM

Returning from a back injury that knocked him out of the 81st Masters, Dustin Johnson twirled a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in round one of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The World No. 1 kicked off his day on the back nine and looked smooth right out of the gates. He found himself in a share of the lead after birdies at Nos. 12, 15, and 16. From there, the putter went flat, but there is plenty of positives to takeaway from this round. DJ landed 16 greens in regulation and gave himself 11 birdie looks from inside 20 feet. If his flat stick can warm up, then he should continue to rise up the leaderboard as the week progresses.
May 4 - 1:00 PM

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's Masters Tournament, citing a back injury that took place on Wednesday afternoon when falling down some stairs at his rental home in Augusta, Georgia.

Johnson showed up at Augusta National Golf Club about an hour before his tee time today and gave it a go on the driving range. His backswings looked fine but his follow-throughs appeared muted as he was trying to make swings without aggravating his back. He eventually decided his back wasn't up for the task this week. DJ was arriving with stellar form, winning in each of his last starts starts. In the short term, this is very disappointing, but it's likely the best decision for his long-term output.
Apr 6 - 2:10 PM

Dustin Johnson suffered a back injury while falling down a staircase Wednesday afternoon, remaining hopeful but not definite to tee it up this week at the 81st Masters Tournament.

DJ's manager, David Winkle, issued a statement on the World No. 1's status, "At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home. He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting." He would close by saying, "with the hope of being able to play tomorrow." At this time we should treat Johnson as probable to compete this week, but gamers should be well aware of the risk that is now attached with a Johnson investment this week.

FedExCup leader and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson embarks on his eighth Masters Tournament, first as the pre-tourney odds-fave outright (6/1), and has a 2:03PM (EDT) tee time in Round 1 with 2-time champ Bubba Watson and reigning PGA champ Jimmy Walker.

The reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year has won his last three events (spread over seven weeks), including WGC titles in back-to-back starts. He was the bookmaker's fave in one of those wins, the WGC-Mexico, where he won in his first-ever start as the world's top-ranked player. The South Carolina native is 6-for-7 at Augusta National with a 72.08 stroke average, surrounding a missed cut in 2014 with three top 25s, two of those top 10s (T4/2016; T6/2015). Overall, this is his 32nd major appearance with 13 prior top-10 finishes, six in his last eight, highlighted by his win at the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont CC (PA). The 32-year-old leads the TOUR in driving distance, SG: Tee-to-Green and greens in regulation, and checks in off four straight top 3s dating back to solo 3rd at Pebble Beach.
Apr 5 - 1:35 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Dustin Johnson has backed out of this week's Shell Houston Open, instead turning his attention toward Augusta National Golf Club for the first major of the year. Scott Stallings earns a spot in the field in his place.

Johnson has used the Golf Club of Houston on five occasions to prep for the Masters. That includes a third-place finish last year, a mid-tournament WD in 2014, and a T4 in 2013. This year he's decided to alter his plans after originally committing at the deadline but deciding otherwise after hoisting the boots at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. That was the third straight win for the World No. 1 (Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship) so there was really nothing to gain by entering this week's event. With Johnson's form in top gear, he will head down Magnolia Lane next week as one of the clear favorites.
Mar 27 - 12:48 PM