Dustin Johnson is a well-known professional golfer in the United States who has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Beginning in 2017, Dustin has maintained his position as the best golfer in the world during a total of sixty-four consecutive weeks.
This must be one of the longest stretches at the top for any player to have ever held this position. Over the course of his career, Johnson has achieved a great deal of success, particularly when it comes to World Golf Championships; only Tiger Woods has won more titles in this competition. When it comes to driving, Johnson is extremely good, and he is one of the players on the PGA Tour who hits the ball the furthest.
As of the time this article was written, Dustin had collected prize money totaling seventy million dollars from various tournaments.
After Tiger Woods ($120 million) and Phil Mickelson ($92 million), he is the third highest-earning golfer of all time when you factor in the $15 million he won at the 2020 FedEx Cup championship.
However, according to the official rules, the money won from the FedEx Cup does not count toward PGA tour winnings. Dustin is currently the sixth highest-earning golfer in the history of the sport once the $15 million is subtracted from his total earnings.
Dustin Johnson Early Life
The 22nd of June, 1984 found Dustin Hunter Johnson being born in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. Soon after, while he was a student at Coastal Carolina University, he developed a strong interest in golf and became a member of the school’s varsity team. He attended college for four years and focused his studies on Sports Management. As an amateur golfer, Johnson shown tremendous promise throughout these early years of his career.
Dustin Johnson Career
Dustin became professional for the first time in 2007, when he was already 23 years old, and he received his PGA Tour card the following year. He won his first tournament on the PGA Tour in his rookie season, which was the Turning Stone Resort Championship. He then went on to win his second tournament, which was the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. At the end of the 2009 season, he finished in 15th place in terms of the amount of money he won on the PGA Tour.
Dustin generated a commotion in 2010 by claiming victory over David Duval, a previous holder of the position of world number one, in order to successfully defend his AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am championship.
Johnson got back on track with a victory at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill. This victory came after a string of dismal finishes, including at the PGA Championship and the 2010 US Open. Dustin had worked his way up to fourth place on the money list for the PGA Tour by the time the 2010 season came to a close.
He had a strong performance at the 2011 Open Championship, which was held in England, where he finished in a tie for second place. This performance constituted his best-ever success at a major tournament at this time in his career, which had only reached this stage in his career. This performance also helped Johnson move up to the seventh spot in the global rankings. Additionally, the Official World Golf Ranking placed him as the third-best golfer in the world after his performance.
In 2011, Dustin also won another PGA Tour title at The Barclays, which moved him up to fourth place in the overall standings of golfers throughout the world. Due to a back ailment that kept him out of action for the better part of two months in 2012, Johnson’s season was not as productive as it could have been. Despite this, he was able to make a comeback in 2013 and earn a victory at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. 2013 came to a close for Dustin with another victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
The year 2014 was another another setback in Johnson’s already eventful career. During the course of that year, he made the announcement that he was going to stop playing golf in order to get professional assistance for “personal issues.” The news outlets went into a frenzy, and people began spreading crazy tales.
According to a number of newspapers, Johnson was really suspended for testing positive for cocaine and marijuana in two further tests dating back to 2009. These tests allegedly dated from 2009. In spite of this, the PGA Tour has made a public statement confirming that Dustin is retiring from golf on his own own and that he has not been suspended from playing the game.
Dustin was able to demonstrate his potential and go back into the top 15 of the world rankings after he returned to golf in the year 2015. In 2016, he continued his ascent up the global rankings and finished the year among the top three. Following his dominating victory at the Genesis Open in 2017, which he took by a margin of five shots, Dustin Johnson attained the status of being the best golfer in the world for the first time.
With this victory, Johnson became the only athlete in history to win a championship in each of his first ten seasons. This was a feat that has only ever been completed successfully by Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in the past.
In 2017, Johnson also triumphed at the WGC-Mexico Championship, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event, and The Northern Trust. All three of these competitions were held in 2017. Because of the back injury he sustained when he fell down the stairs at his home, he was unable to participate in the 2017 Masters Tournament. In 2018, he was victorious at the RBC Canadian Open, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Dustin won the Saudi International and the WGC-Mexico Championship in 2019. Both of these tournaments took place in 2019. Additionally, he finished in second place in both the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship. He tied for second place at the Masters Tournament. In the year 2020, he finished the Travelers Championship with a score that was 19 strokes better than the par score. After that, he went on to win The Northern Trust, the FedEx Cup, and the Tour Championship, which propelled him to the top place on the leaderboard in the global rankings.
Dustin Johnson Relationship
Over the years, the world has been made aware of the relationship that Dustin Johnson has maintained with Paulina Gretzky, who is the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. In 2013, after the couple had been dating for seven months, he proposed to Paulina for the very first time. They went on to have two children together over the course of the following several years.
Dustin Johnson Golf Earnings
Dustin has amassed more than $70 million in prize money from various tournaments. After Tiger Woods ($120 million) and Phil Mickelson ($92 million), he is the third-highest paid golfer of all time when you take into account the $15 million he won at the 2020 FedEx Cup championship.
Having said that, the money won from the FedEx Cup is not counted as winnings from PGA tour events; hence, strictly speaking, Dustin is the fifth highest-earning golfer in history when the $15 million won from the FedEx Cup is subtracted from that total.