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2018 US Open Golf: Dustin Johnson Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 22 June, 1984
Birth place: Columbia, South Carolina
Professional wins: 17
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour: 15
Other Tour: 1

Dustin Johnson is an American golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour. He is the current number 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the 2017 edition of the Genesis Open. He also won the U.S. Open 2016 edition, which was his first major championship win at Oakmont Country Club with a score of 276.

The professional golfer also finished in a tie for position two at the 2011 Open Championship and the 2015 edition of the U.S. Open. The golfer’s record boasts of 5 World Golf Championship victories, and he made history for being the first golfer to win each of the four major championships in the golf calendar.

Amateur Career

Dustin Johnson was born in 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina. Before turning professional, he actively played collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University, where he won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur in 2007 as an amateur. He also participated as a member of the winning teams in the 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup. He made history as the first golfer since Tiger Woods to win in each of the first seven seasons after going professional.

Professional Career

The golfer turned professional in 2007. He earned his PGA Tour card in 2008 when he finished in a tie for the 14th position, and this was at the 2007 qualifying school. He competed at the turning Stone Resort Championship organized in upstate New York and he took home the win for that event, which was his first PGA Tour event. The second win came four months later when he competed at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He finished the 2009 season at position 15 on the PGA Tour money list.

Personal Life

Dustin Johnson has had a wonderful career in golf. He has won many titles in the sport, and this achievement is not slowing down anytime soon. He has a life outside golf. He is engaged to Celebutante Paulina Gretzky, a model, singer and daughter to Wayne Gretzky. They have a son together, Tatum Gretzky Johnson. The couple is expecting another child later this year.