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Dustin Johnson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190

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Dustin Johnson will make his first appearance on the European Tour's Middle East schedule when he tees it up at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week.
It's not been unknown for the World No. 3 to play regular Euro Tour stops (i.e. excluding The Open), but it's rarely heralded big results. There have been six top 20s, but he has struggled with the carefree atmosphere of the Dunhill Links Championship and missed the cut in the 2015 Hong Kong Open. His best result is T4 in the 2011 Ballantine's Championship. There are grounds to expect more this week however. Firstly it's widely acknowledged that last season saw a step up in class, with the U.S. Open victory proving it. Secondly the field, although now lacking Rory McIlroy, is strong and tournament history points to the invited stars choosing to be competitive rather than ornamental. Opened 2017 with T6 in the Tournament of Champions. Jan 17 - 5:42 AM

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Past champ and World No. 3 Dustin Johnson turned in a 4-under-par 35-34=69 after today's final round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to finish off his seventh appearance on 15-under 277, up two places to T6 with play winding down.

After opening in 69-70-69, the 2013 winner began R4 on 11-under (T8), seven adrift of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas. He squared a lone bogey-5 at the sixth (3-putt from 56'6"), but overshadowed it with birdies on Nos. 1 (22'6"), 5, 10, 12 and 18. The 32-year-old, making his second start of the season (T35, WGC-HSBC), mustered a week-low seven (of 15) fairways but pelted 18 greens in regulation, posting 2.979 SG: Tee-to-Green, pacing the field in the latter at 7.350. His flat stick was the weak link this week however, currently 27th (of 32) in putts per GIR (1.852) and 26th in SG: Putting (-2.862).
Jan 8 - 7:06 PM

Past champ Dustin Johnson tacked on a 4-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions for a three-day total of 11-under 208, up three places to T8 with play winding down.

The 2013 winner squared a lone bogey at the par-4 13th on a failed scramble but for a third straight lap, did the vast majority of his damage on the par 5s. Thru 54 holes, he's 10-under on the par 5s and just 1-under on all the rest. The 32-year-old landed 12 (of 15) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, and for a third consecutive day, recorded a negative number in SG: Putting (-0.796). His highlight was a 14-footer for eagle at the par-5 fifth with his three birdies falling from inside of five feet. Johnson had another chance at the par-5 18th to pad his number, but 3-putted for par from 62'3".
Jan 7 - 7:59 PM

Past champ Dustin Johnson signed for a 3-under-par 35-35=70 after today's second round of the SBS Tourmament of Champions for a two-day tally of 7-under 139, down four spots on the live leaderboard to T11, four shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader Patrick Reed.

The reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year's set was exactly the same as the first round, circling one birdie-3 and adding three birdies on the par 5s. All of his conversions came from inside of six feet en route to a disappointing -0.903 SG: Putting and 1.875 putts per GIR on 16 greens. The 32-year-old's lone blemish (thru 36 holes) was a failed sand save today at the par-3 eighth. Thru 36 holes, he's currently No. 1 in SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Around-the-Green, but is 24th (of 32) in SG: Putting (-1.198).
Jan 6 - 9:33 PM

Past champion Dustin Johnson breezed through The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, styling a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-35=69 during round one of the SBS Tournament of Champions.

Despite the wide fairways of The Plantation Course, DJ found just nine (of 15) fairways on the day. From there, he struggled to get it near the hole, but did a great job cleaning up the mess. On the day he set up just four par-breaking looks from inside 12 feet. The longest putt he converted was 7'7" and that was his only splash from outside 5'1". It's a great sign that Johnson can maintain a clean card without his best stuff and gamers should certainly expect a better approach performance as the week goes on. After day one, DJ finds himself four strokes behind the early leader Jimmy Walker.
Jan 5 - 10:25 PM

World No. 3 and past champ Dustin Johnson makes final preparations for his seventh SBS Tournament of Champions and enters the week off a T35 at the WGC-HSBC Champions and a T3 at the unofficial Hero World Challenge.

In many ways, 2016 was a breakthrough year for the South Carolinian, winning his first major, a come-from-behind 3-shot win at the U.S. Open; coming from behind to win his third World Golf Championship, by one at the Bridgestone Invitational; and winning his third FedExCup Playoffs event at the BMW Championship in a record-setting 23-under 265 (67-63-68-67) as the 54-hole leader. One downside, he led or co-led after each of the first three rounds of the TOUR Championship before a closing 3-over 73 left him T6 and finished second in the FEC standings to Rory McIlroy. With three wins however, and 15 top 10s in 22 starts, the 32-year-old edged out World No. 1 Jason Day (also a 3-time winner) for Player of the Year honors. He won here in 2013 as the 36-hole leader, reduced to 54 holes, was a 54-hole co-leader in 2014 (T6), and was T10 here last year (73-67-68-69).
Jan 4 - 9:36 AM

World No. 3 Dustin Johnson pieced together a 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round two of Hero World Challenge, giving him a share of the lead heading into the weekend on 12-under 132.

DJ struggled last year in his debut at Albany in The Bahamas, posting a disappointing 15th-place finish. It's a perfect fit on paper with generous fairways and a five-pack of par 5s for the bomber to take advantage of. That's exactly what he's doing so far this week, circling a pair of eagles and four birdies to play the par 5s at 9-under through two days. Even with the great start, Johnson is not out of the woods just yet. Last year he found himself just four strokes off the pace heading into the weekend before recording eight bogeys over the weekend to end up 17 strokes behind the champion Bubba Watson.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 04:59:00 PM

World No. 3 Dustin Johnson and 2016 PGA TOUR Player of the Year makes final preparations for his fifth Hero World Challenge and is paired the first two rounds with Brooks Koepka.

The 32-year-old is the top-ranked player this week in OWGR but has not fared particularly well in the event (at any venue) with no top-10 finishes. Last year, the first edition at Albany, he was 15th (of 18 players), a distant 13 shots adrift of champion Bubba Watson. The South Carolinian won a career-best three times last season, including wins in two no-cut events and his first major at the US Open, but ultimately finished 2nd in the FedExCup standings. His only action so far this season was a T35 four weeks ago at the WGC-HSBC (74-74-70-69), 22 shots in arrears to winner Hideki Matsuyama.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Dustin Johnson has received the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for winning the 2016 PGA TOUR Player of the Year, voted on by his peers.

While Jason Day may have been just as stellar statistically, this result is unsurprising given the tournaments that Johnson won in 2016. He took home a major (U.S. Open), a WGC event (Bridgestone Invitational), and a FedExCup event (BMW Championship). In addition to the victories, he also showed consistency, finishing outside the top 20 in just three of his 21 stroke-play appearances. DJ has now won at least one tournament in all nine seasons as a PGA TOUR card carrier but this was the first time winning more than two. The 32-year-old will have a tough act to follow up in 2017.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Team USA's Dustin Johnson carved out a 1UP win over Ryder Cup rookie Chris Wood in Sunday Singles at the 41st Ryder Cup, improving his record to 2-2-0 in his third appearance and 6-5-0 overall.

The 32-year-old American had a chance to claim the decisive point at the 17th, but missed a shorty for birdie, extending the match one more hole. In the meantime, teammate Ryan Moore dispatched Lee Westwood (1UP) to go into the history books as delivering the clinching point. Wood took 1UP leads with birdie-3s at 2 and 5, the latter a 2-putt version after driving the green, but Johnson got back to AS twice with par at the 4th and birdie-4 at 6. Johnson won the 8th with birdie-2 to take his first lead of the match and extended to 2UP with birdie at the par-4 10th. The Englishman won holes 14 and 16 with birdie-4s, but Johnson sandwiched in a birdie at 15, dropping Wood to 1-1-0 in his debut. The 28-year-old Euro rookie played in just two of the five sessions.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Dustin Johnson & Matt Kuchar blew Lee Westwood & Thomas Pieters off the course to win their foursomes match 5&4 on the opening morning of the Ryder Cup.

The American pair were impressive, maybe not overly so, but they didn't need to be as the Europeans turned in a flat performance, arguably one of Westwood's worst in the Ryder Cup, leaving his rookie partner far too much to do. The Englishman was fragile with so many aspects of his game: a wild tee shot off the 1st to sand, a scruffy chip on the same hole, finding water from the tee on the 7th, missed putts from inside 4' on 2 and 13. Pieters made a few short range putts, but had precious little to work with. The Americans needed only four birdies (at 5, 8, 11 and the final one at 14) to complete the resounding victory. The European played their 14 holes in roughly 4-over-par. Their only hole win was the consequence of Kuchar missing a 3-foot par-putt on the 9th. The last match out they were very nearly the first back in the hutch. Johnson was excellent in combination with Kuchar, who thrived on hitting shorter approaches to the long holes.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:39:00 PM

World No. 2 Dustin Johnson seeks his first taste of Ryder Cup team success as he preps for the 41st edition, held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

DJ displays a very strong individual Ryder Cup record, when you consider he's been a part of two losing teams (2010, 2012). Johnson is 4-3-0 in his matches, including a perfect 2-0-0 in singles. The 32-year-old just capped off the 2015-16 season that featured 15 top 10s, including three wins, one being his first major championship victory. With his lone weakness being accuracy off the tee, it's important that Davis Love III pairs him with someone that is good out of the thick stuff, at least in the alternate-shot foursomes format. Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, and Rickie Fowler all fit that bill as they rank top 50 in proximity from the rough. Expect Johnson to be used early and often this week for the Americans, making him a very good candidate to be top point scorer for the U.S. side.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Overnight co-leader and 1-seed Dustin Johnson coughed up a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in today's final round of the TOUR Championship to drop five places on the leaderboard into a two-way T6 on 5-under 275, relinquishing the tournament and FedExCup title to champion Rory McIlroy, who won in sudden death over Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell. UPDATE: Johnson easily won the money title with $9,365,185, $1.3M better than Jason Day and $3.8M better than his previous best last year.

The FEC leader began the final frame co-leading with playing competitor Chappell on 8-under, two clear of McIlroy and Moore who comprised the next-to-last twosome. His task was simple, win the Playoffs finale and he wins the FEC crown. The 32-year-old, whose win at the U.S. Open pushed aside several final-round disappointments in his career, will have a new set of demons after posting the worst lap of the day. For a second straight round, he mustered just six (of 14) fairways en route to only two birdies versus three bogeys and a double. Johnson swallowed a -3.430 in SG: Putting and played his final 11 holes in birdie-less 3-over. Despite his final-round woes, he still had a chance to claim the $10M FEC bonus, provided that McIlroy didn't win the tourney, but the Northern Irishman did in dramatic fashion. Both now lead their respective teams into this week's Ryder Cup.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Overnight leader Dustin Johnson bobbed and weaved to a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in today's third round of the TOUR Championship to post 8-under 202, dropping into a share of the lead with Kevin Chappell.

The FedExCup leader began the third frame with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Chappell, his fourth 36-hole lead/co-lead this season in his 22nd start. He raced out with three straight circles on holes 4-6, but gave one back at the par-4 seventh (failed scramble) to turn 2-under. The 32-year-old, who co-led with Chappell after R1, missed birdie from 8'10" at the par-3 11th, but coaxed in a 12-footer for birdie-3 at 12. Back-to-back bogeys followed on 13 and 14, the former a 3-putt from 70 feet, before dropping a 14-footer for birdie-2 at 15. Johnson swallowed an all-over-the-yard double bogey-6 at the 17th, but bounced back with an up-and-down birdie on 18 from 4'6". This is his second 54-hole lead/co-lead this season, converting his first at the BMW Championship, where he led outright.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Overnight tri-leader Dustin Johnson styled a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the TOUR Championship to post 7-under 133, good for a one-shot lead over overnight tri-leader Kevin Chappell.

The FedExCup leader landed eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.583 putts per GIR and 0.936 SG: Putting. He went out in bogey-free 2-under, circling back-to-backs at Nos. 5 and 6, both from between six and seven feet. The 32-year-old connected two more birdies on 10 and 11, both from inside of 10 feet, and then outbalanced a 12-footer for birdie-3 at 16 with bogeys at 12 and 17 on failed scrambles. This is his 22nd start of the season and fourth time he's led/co-led thru 36 holes (second straight event), converting 2 of 3 thus far into victories (2016 U.S. Open, 2016 BMW Championship). DJ also co-led the RBC Canadian Open thru 36, eventually finishing T2.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:55:00 PM