Ranking Dustin Johnson's Career To Date
Dustin Johnson’s three-shot victory at the Canadian Open was his third triumph on the PGA Tour in 2018 and reaffirmed his world number one ranking ahead of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, leading into the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Ryder Cup.
The 34-year-old missed the cut at the recent Open at Carnoustie, but there is no questioning that during the marathon weeks ahead, he is right at the top when it comes to ranking players to beat. Regarded as being among the most athletically equipped golfers in the modern game, the former U.S Open champion has accumulated a formidable record in his decade or so on the PGA Tour.
But where does his career sit among the biggest names? Let’s see where his achievements rate.
PGA TOUR WINS – 19
The Canadian Open was Johnson’s 19th on the PGA Tour. That ties him alongside two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw, four-time major champion Ernie Els, the late double major winners Doug Ford and Hubert Green, and 1992 U.S. Open winner Tom Kite. Each of these players have been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, exulted company indeed.
Additionally, starting with the 2008 Turning Stone Championship, Johnson has won in each of his first 11 seasons on the PGA Tour. Only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods had previously achieved that.
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS – 5
Dustin Johnson is the only player who has won all four World Golf Championships – the Match Play, Championship, Invitational and Champions. His tally of five titles places him second in the history of these events (dating back to 1999) behind Tiger Woods, who has claimed a quite extraordinary 18.
WEEKS AT WORLD NUMBER ONE – 72
Having first reached the summit of the Official World Golf Ranking in the February of 2017, Dustin Johnson has now spent 72 weeks as world number one, including 64 consecutively. Since the system was introduced in 1986, the American sits fifth on the all-time list in terms of weeks at the top, behind Rory McIlroy (95), Nick Faldo (97), Greg Norman (331) and Tiger Woods (683).
Indeed, as many will point out, he could have won more major championships, and his record in those championships will largely define his overall legacy when it’s all said and done, but it has been a stunningly impressive career to date for Dustin Johnson, and we can expect his list of achievements to only grow in the months and years ahead.
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