Dustin Johnson Gains Number 1 Spot; PGA Tour, Wife, Family, Net Worth

Published Date: 25 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 25 Aug, 2020 By Lucifer

Dustin Johnson returns to secure the number spot with 11th victory shot on PGA Tour. After his 2020 Travelers Championship win, the father of two is the only third player in Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

American professional golfer Dustin Johnson plays on the PGA Tour. He won his fifth PGA Tour title at The Barclays in 2011 and three years prior became the recipient of his first PGA Tour event, the Turning Stone Resort Championship in upstate New York in 2008.

Dustin Johnson Bio & Family

The golfer was born as Dustin Hunter Johnson on 22 June 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina. Talking about his family, he was raised by parents, Scott and Kandee Johnson. Despite living a separate life, both his parents manage to maintain their friendship for their children. Besides the two, his other family includes his younger siblings: a brother, Austin Johnson, and a sister named Laurie Johnson

Dustin played collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University where he majored in Sports Management. During the amateur phase, he secured the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur in 2007 and played on the winning 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams. The athlete stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighs around 86 kg.

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Career Facts: Net Worth & PGA Tour

The 36-years-old reclaimed his spot at the world golf ranking making a dominant 11-shot victory at The Northern Trust on 24 August 2020. He set the record to make six birdies and one eagle on his way to a final-round 63 at TPC Boston, finishing 30-under for the competition and 11 shots ahead of Harris English. For a fact, his victory as a part of the 22nd PGA Tour made him be the number one golfer. 

A year before, he won the inaugural Saudi International on the European Tour by two strokes from China’s Li Haotong. Likewise, he also finished tied for second in the Masters’ Tournament, one stroke behind Tiger Woods. In early 2018, he won the Sentry Tournament of Champions for the second time, with an eight-stroke victory over Jon Rahm. Two years ago, he finished the season as the leading money winner on the PGA Tour, winning the Arnold Palmer Award, winning both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year awards. His career into professional golfing began in late 2007 and he won his PGA Tour card in 2008 after securing the 14th place at the 2007 qualifying school in December.

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Dating History, Fiancee Details & Many More!

The golfing prodigy and his fiancee Paulina Gretzky began dating each other in late 2012. After seven months of knowing each other, the pair decided to exchange the engagement rings in August 2013. His fiancee is a model and singer by profession. 

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The couple shares two sons, Tatum Gretzky Johnson, born on 19 January 2015, and River Jones Johnson on 12 June 2017. According to Pop Culture, the couple dealt with relationship struggles in 2018, but are amicably living together now. However, they are yet to tie the knot. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Dustin Johnson

  • Dustin’s father is his sheer inspiration and early coach.
  • The athlete’s maiden name is Kandee Whisnant, daughter of a basketball player Art Whisnant.
  • He is the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first seven seasons coming out of college.
  • Back in mid-July 2014, he was accused of testing cocaine positive by the Golf Magazine
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