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Dustin Johnson

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

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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. Dec 2 - 4:59 PM

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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.
Nov 29 - 6:18 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.
Oct 11 - 1:32 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.
Oct 2 - 7:59 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.
Sep 30 - 12:39 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.
Sep 27 - 11:06 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.
Sep 25 - 7:50 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.
Sep 24 - 3:34 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.
Sep 23 - 5:55 PM

FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson opened his week at the TOUR Championship with a 4-under-par 32-34=66, joining Kevin Chappell and Hideki Matsuyama as the leaders after day one.

DJ started off the day in style by stiffing his 158-yard approach to 2'2" for a tap-in birdie at the difficult par-4 first. It was one of just three birdies surrendered by the hole, for the entire day. The next two circles were added via the putting, splashing in putts of 19'3" and 21'10" at the par-4 fifth and par-5 sixth, respectively. The 32-year-old found his lone bogey of the round at the par-4 13th when he found trouble off the tee, forcing him to punch out on his second shot. Johnson has never finished better than fifth place at East Lake Golf Club, but he's playing the best golf of his career right now and is likely the favorite to hoist the trophy as day one comes to an end.
Sep 22 - 6:06 PM

With a final-round 5-under-par 33-34=67, overnight leader and past champ Dustin Johnson won the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick GC by three shots over Paul Casey, posting a tournament record (to par) of 23-under 265, eclipsing 22-under two times, most recently by Jason Day in 2015 (Conway Farms GC).

This is the 32-year-old's third win of the season in 21 events with each coming in his last eight starts. He joins World No. 1 Day as the only three-time winners this season and heads to the TOUR Championship as the new FedExCup leader. It's the South Carolinian's 12th career title in 200 career events and his third win in the Playoffs, joining Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy for the most all-time. He began the finale with a three-shot lead over Casey, led by three at the turn, and in the end, won by three. For the week, DJ carded three eagles and 24 birdies against seven bogeys and wrapped by outpacing three squares with six birdies and a pivotal eagle-3 at the 15th (from 18'1") that completed his scoring. He improves to 3-for-7 as a 54-hole leader/co-leader and 5-for-9 when leading/co-leading at the midpoint.
Sep 11 - 6:13 PM

Overnight co-leader and past champ Dustin Johnson fired a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the BMW Championship to reach the three-quarter pole on 18-under 198, good for a three-shot lead over last week's runner-up Paul Casey.

Coming off a course-record 63 that gave him a share of the 36-hole lead with Roberto Castro, the 32-year-old answered bogeys at Nos. 1 and 13 (failed scrambles) with six birdies, finishing off in style with four birdies over his final five holes. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and pelted 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.571 putts per GIR. The South Carolinian converted five chances from inside of 11 feet and walked off with a 17-footer at the par-4 18th. Making his 21st start of the season, this is his eighth lead after ANY round, but first thru 54 holes. Johnson's wins at the U.S. Open and the WGC-Bridgestone were both come-from-behind in the final round, though he was the 36-hole co-leader at Oakmont.
Sep 10 - 7:54 PM

Past champ Dustin Johnson fired a bogey-free course-record 9-under-par 32-31=63 in the second round of the BMW Championship to post 14-under 130, good for a share of the 36-hole lead with Roberto Castro.

The 2010 winner (Cog Hill G&CC) breaks the course record, previously 64 by seven players, six in the only other BMW at Crooked Stick GC, (2012), and Ryan Palmer earlier today in R2. Using a new putter this week, (TaylorMade Itsby Bitsy Ghost Spider), the South Carolinian circled Nos. 1, 3, 11, 13 and 14, highlighted by a 31'7" roll for birdie on the par-4 14th, adding eagle-3s at 9 and 15, both from off the green. His first was a hole-out from a greenside bunker at 9, 45'7" from the target, and the second was a 25-footer from the fringe at 15 that completed his scoring. Johnson split nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.467 putts per GIR and 1.719 SG: Putting, currently leading in both of those putting stats thru 36 holes. His 63 matches a season low (76 rounds), which he shot in the final round of the FESJC to back-door solo fifth.
Sep 9 - 4:56 PM

Dustin Johnson squeezed in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the BMW Championship, just before the horn sounded to suspend play due to darkness at 7:56 p.m. ET. The stranded golfers will return at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow to finish their rounds.

DJ circled seven birdies in his opening navigation of Crooked Stick Golf Club. He took an unconventional route, by his standards. Instead of thrashing the course, tee-to-green, he split five fairways and landed just 10 greens, but gained his strokes with the flat stick, instead. The 32-year-old dropped in five putts from outside eight feet, including an 18'2" birdie at the par-4 14th as the longest. He's currently pacing the field with 3.948 strokes gained putting. Johnson should pick it up, tee-to-green, making him tough to catch if his putter stays this hot as the week progresses.
Sep 8 - 8:12 PM

Dustin Johnson closed on a high note at the Deutsche Bank Championship, signing a 5-under-par 33-33=66 to reach 9-under 275 at week's end, good for T11 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress.

DJ stormed out of the gates with rounds of 68-66 before backpedaling on Sunday with a 4-over 75. He rebounded just fine today, landing 14 greens and rolling in four putts from the 8-to-11 foot range. He walked off the course gaining 5.914 strokes off-the-tee, for the week, good for second place in the field at the moment. This will be his second top 20 of this year's FedExCup Playoffs after a T18 at last week's Barclays. Next on the docket will be the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick, where Johnson previously finished T6 back in 2012.
Sep 5 - 12:28 PM