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Dustin Johnson Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 12 Feb 2024 | Comments

American Dustin Johnson birdied three of the last six holes to claim the LIV Golf Las Vegas title by one shot.

Johnson, 39, battled cold and windy conditions to top the leaderboard on 12 under for his third LIV title and claim $4m in prize money.

Talor Gooch and Peter Uihlein finished second on 11-under, with Matthew Wolff one shot further back.

"It's a great win," Johnson said. "I knew it was going to be tough with the conditions."

The two-time major winner added: "A lot of really good players were right around the lead so I knew I was going to have to play well if I wanted to win."

Johnson praised the “energy” fans provided on Super Bowl weekend - and he made a plea for more fans to get involved by coming to watch LIV. Johnson said: “It was a great week, great turnout today with the fans. There was a ton of fans out there.

“I felt like the energy was high. It was a lot of fun. Obviously it was a little chilly and really breezy, but the weather was really nice. I think it was a great turnout and a great support. You could feel the energy out there for sure.

“If it you haven't been to an event, then I would invite you to come out and watch because you're going to like it. I think it's just something that the fans really - all the ones that come, they all seem to like it. They all seem to have a good time. The more, the merrier.”

England's Paul Casey, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and American Jason Kokrak shared fifth place on eight under, one shot ahead of Spain's Jon Rahm on his second LIV Golf appearance.

Bryson DeChambeau shared the 36-hole lead with Johnson but could only card a final-round four-over-par 74 to finish tied for ninth on seven under.

Smash GC - featuring Gooch, McDowell, Kokrak and captain Brooks Koepka - took the team title on 33-under, seven shots ahead of Johnson's 4Aces.

Dustin Johnson

Player Profile

Dustin Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 22, 1984. He was a good amateur, playing for the USA in the Walker Cup in 2007, after which he turned professional and earned his PGA Tour card at the first attempt.

He won the Turning Stone Championship in October 2008 and followed it four months later with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a title he successfully defended in 2010. He led the US Open at Pebble Beach by three shots after 54 holes in 2010 before collapsing in the final round. The tournament was won by Graeme McDowell. The same year he lost out on the US PGA Championship after being penalised for grounding his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole.

Over the years he developed something of a reputation for throwing away tournaments from winning positions. However, Johnson won the US Open in 2016 and added The Masters in 2020. He has won 24 times on the PGA Tour and has played for the USA in the Ryder Cup five times and the Presidents Cup four times.

His victory at the Travelers Championship in 2020 saw Johnson become only the third man after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first 13 seasons on Tour.

He joined LIV Golf in 2022 and was suspended by the PGA Tour. He won his first LIV Golf event in Boston in September 2022. 

A former world number one, he is now ranked 231st, which is a reflection on the fact that LIV Golf events are not recognised by the rankings system. He topped the world rankings for more than 130 weeks.

He made 311 starts on the PGA Tour, making 254 cuts, winning 24 times, finishing second 16 times, third nine times, and in the top five on an incredible 70 occasions. He also recorded 116 top-10 finishes.

He is married to Paulina Gretsky, the daughter of Wayne Gretsky, and they have two children.

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 305.5 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 73.21%

Greens in Regulation - 66.67%

Putts Per Round - 29

What's In Dustin Johnson's Golf Bag

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus

Fairway Woods - 5, 7 & 9: TaylorMade Stealth 2

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto

Wedges: TaylorMade MG1 Milled Grind

Putter: TaylorMade Spider GT

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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